All Creation Gives God Praise: An Earth Day Webinar

Every year, Catholic Climate Covenant produces a one-hour educational program. This year we are focusing on the issue of protecting biodiversity to complement the Earth Day Network's "Protect Our Species" campaign. In the webinar we explore why the Earth day Network chose the theme of "Protecting Our Species" and all the wonderful resources and toolkits that they have available for your use. We also delve into the Covenant's Earth Day program and how you can facilitate a program in your parish, school, or religious community.

 

Presenters:

Why the Faith Community Holds the Climate Key

Professor Ed Maibach from George Mason University’s Center for Climate Communication will demonstrate how the faith community is vital to inspire effective climate policy and greater climate action. Dr. Maibach has been at the forefront of polling and messaging on climate change and makes a compelling case for Catholics and other people of faith to use the power of their core beliefs and public witness to change attitudes toward solving the climate crisis.

The Root Causes of Climate Change: Understanding Extractive Industries and their Impacts

The Catholic Climate Covenant and the Inter-religious Working Group on Extractive Industries invite you to join us in a one-hour webinar exploring how a faithful and just response to climate change must address the extraction and exploitation on a massive scale of natural resources such as coal, oil and gas, with specific examples from the Southwestern United States and Peru.

Who Is My Neighbor in a Climate-Threatened World

Join us for a discussion about how climate change is already leading to a rise in displaced people and communities.This webinar will also highlight Catholic efforts to prevent climate displacement and we will consider how this year’s Feast of St. Francis program can help your faith communities discuss and respond to the needs of vulnerable communities displaced by extreme weather and climate change.

Presenters:

Alice Thomas, Climate Displacement Program Manager, Refugees International

Eric Clayton, Catholic Relief Services

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!

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 

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