From Declaration to Action: Next Steps for Living the Catholic Climate Declaration

The Catholic Climate Declaration calls on the United States to remain a global leader in reducing emissions. Join us for a one-hour webinar discussing how the U.S. Catholic community, driven by the Catholic Climate Declaration, is taking compelling and vital steps for climate action. Learn how the U.S. Catholic community is responding to the challenge with a variety of actions to reduce emissions and ensure climate justice.

Presenters:

Catholics are Still In Campaign

Join us to learn how you can be a part of our just-launched campaign -- Catholics Are Still In – by learning: 

  • Why we have created the Catholic Climate Declaration; 
  • How it is related to the We Are Still In campaign; 
  • What our next steps will be, and; 
  • How you can help enlist Catholic leaders to sign the declaration. 

Presenters: 

  • Jose Aguto, Catholic Climate Covenant 
  • Marianne Comfort, Sisters of Mercy 
  • Anne Kelly, CERES 
  • Marisa Vertrees Global Catholic Climate Movement

Reducing Plastic Waste and Moving Beyond a Throwaway Culture

Join us to learn how the exponential growth of plastics is threatening the survival of our planet. In this webinar, we hear from Valeria Merino, Vice President for Global Earth Day, about the Earth Day Network's "A World Without Plastic Pollution Earth Day Campaign." Ms. Merino shares the many resources available from the Earth Day network to help us reduce our consumption of plastics. We also unpack the Covenant's Earth Day Program (Beyond a Throwaway Culture: Reduce Waste--Grow Community), and explore how your faith community can celebrate our common home on Earth Day…and every day!

Join the Creation Care Team Network in the Diocese of San Diego

This short video discusses the benefits those at Saint James Parish and Academy in Solana Beach, California have experienced since implementing environmentally conscious projects and initiatives in their community. These benefits include facility cost savings, increased opportunities for community building, and an overall sense of improvement in health and wellness among students, staff, and parishioners. 

Practical and Proven Ways to Inspire Creation Care in Your Community

In this webinar, you will learn about: 

  1. How the Dioceses of Toledo and Burlington initiated and inspired Care for Creation activities and successful conferences around Laudato Si’ among the Catholic faithful  
  2. Successful programs and activities they have implemented within Catholic schools and parishes that sustain interest and actions related to Care for Creation and Laudato Si’  
  3. Proven ways to encourage and motivate fellow parishioners to participate in your efforts 

Download the PowerPoint slides for this presentation below.

Caritas Internationalis Statement on World Food Day 2017

On the occasion of World Food Day 2017, Caritas Internationalis released the following statement: Ensure the Right to Food, protect Human Dignity everywhere: make Migration a free choice, not a necessity. The statement acknowledges the phenomenon of forced migration resulting from climate change. It pleads for legal protection for the "environmental migrants" who have been displaced because of food insecurity or lack of other natural resources caused by a changing climate.  

Catholic Energies Webinar

Learn about the Covenant’s newest program, Catholic Energies, and how it can help your parish/school/institution a) reduce energy use in its facilities, b) save money on utility bills, and c) educate about Laudato Si'. Learn how we can live faithfully AND sustainably through our energy choices. 

 Presenters:

  • Dan Misleh, Executive Director, Catholic Climate Covenant;
  • Dan Last, Chief Operating Officer, Catholic Climate Energies; and
  • Bob Simon, Archdiocese of Washington.

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