Catholic Climate Covenant educates and equips Catholics to take action on climate change. All our work is made possible by the incredible members of our network. Here's what we've accomplished in 2017:
Catholic leaders who signed a letter to President Trump supporting the Clean Power Plan
Catholics who signed a public letter urging support of the CPP
Catholic leaders of Catholic organizations who signed a letter to the Administration and Congress urging support for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and to rejoin the Paris agreement
Media mentions in Catholic and secular media sources
Online action alerts on topics including the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris agreement, the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, and federal funding for climate science.
Letters to the Editor published, uplifting the Catholic voice on climate change in nine states
Catholic delegations that met with federal representatives about the federal budget and the House Climate Solutions Caucus
Participants in Lobby Training Day who learned how to advocate for climate change solutions from a Catholic perspective and visited individual legislators, accompanied by Covenant staff and volunteers
Testimony delivered at the EPA hearing on the repeal of the Clean Power Plan in Charleston, WV
Local champions equipped to lead Feast of St. Francis events
Local champions equipped to lead Earth Day events
Local champions equipped to lead Season of Creation Prayer Service Series
New Creation Care Team Members
Total Creation Care Teams
Total Creation Care Team Members
Webinars on climate-related topics including food and natural disasters
Pastoral Training Program participants in Dioceses of Toledo and Sacramento
New homily helps posted on our website
Total individual and organizational signatures since institution of pledge in 2009
Successful projects completed in Cincinnati as part of our pilot
Total Project Cost
Annual savings from projects for participating organizations
Projects underway after national rollout in October 2017
States in which projects are taking place
Catholic organizations interested in being evaluated for the program
Our work was featured in over 3,000 media stories.
We helped 293 Creation Care Teams lead the charge in their communities.
We organized 7 national press conferences.
We equipped 2,176 local champions to lead Feast of St. Francis events.
We helped supporters send over 10,000 letters in support of climate action.
We convened one of the first conferences on Laudato Si’.
We work with our partners to share the Church’s message on climate change.