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:

125+

Catholic leaders who signed a letter to President Trump supporting the Clean Power Plan

15k

Catholics who signed a public letter urging support of the CPP

170+

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

80+

Media mentions in Catholic and secular media sources

8

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.

14

Letters to the Editor published, uplifting the Catholic voice on climate change in nine states

4

Op-eds published

2

Catholic delegations that met with federal representatives about the federal budget and the House Climate Solutions Caucus

47

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

1

Testimony delivered at the EPA hearing on the repeal of the Clean Power Plan in Charleston, WV

Education
Education Programs
2,186

Local champions equipped to lead Feast of St. Francis events

1,264

Local champions equipped to lead Earth Day events

1,129

Local champions equipped to lead Season of Creation Prayer Service Series

Creation Care Teams
95

New Creation Care Team Members

296

Total Creation Care Teams

625

Total Creation Care Team Members

Webinars
11

Webinars on climate-related topics including food and natural disasters

Pastoral Education
200

Pastoral Training Program participants in Dioceses of Toledo and Sacramento

52

New homily helps posted on our website

Saint Francis/Laudato Si’ Pledge
10k+

Total individual and organizational signatures since institution of pledge in 2009

Catholic Energies
4

Successful projects completed in Cincinnati as part of our pilot

$500k+

Total Project Cost

$150k+

Annual savings from projects for participating organizations

6

Projects underway after national rollout in October 2017

5

States in which projects are taking place

40

Catholic organizations interested in being evaluated for the program

Here are some of our overall accomplishments so far:
3k+

Our work was featured in over 3,000 media stories.

293

We helped 293 Creation Care Teams lead the charge in their communities.

7

We organized 7 national press conferences.

2,176

We equipped 2,176 local champions to lead Feast of St. Francis events.

10k+

We helped supporters send over 10,000 letters in support of climate action.

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We convened one of the first conferences on Laudato Si’.

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We work with our partners to share the Church’s message on climate change.