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Tips For Reducing Your Impact
If your destination is close, consider walking or biking instead of driving. Every mile you travel with foot power instead of petrol power saves one pound of carbon.
Pledge of Commitment
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Climate Change, Justice and Health Initiative
To Protect and Heal God’s Creation
This Pledge of Commitment may be read in unison or in alternation:
We have come to renew our covenant with God and with one another in Christ Jesus,
We have come to help protect God’s creation.
We have come as followers of Jesus to commit ourselves anew to one another
and to heal injustice and poverty.
We have come to stand together against all threats to life.
We have come to discover some new beauty every day in God’s creation: the sunrise and sunset, birds, flowers and trees, rainbows in the sky, the stars, the many forms of life in the forest.
We have come to listen to the “music of the universe”- water flowing over rocks, the wind, trees bending in the wind, raindrops pattering the roof.
We will remember always that God speaks to us through the beauty of his creation, and we will try our best to answer God’s call to reverence all that he has created.