How Our Food Choices Can Save the Planet

An information-packed webinar examining:

1) How our food system (the way we produce, transport, and consume food) is responsible for over a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions.

2) How we can take action, both individually and as Catholic communities, to reduce our damaging “foodprints” on our common home.

3) How we can make food choices that are sustainable, less wasteful, and just.

 

Presenters:

Laudato Si’ at Four: Momentum Is Building in the US Catholic Church!

June 18th, 2019 marks the fourth anniversary of the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical, "Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home." During the past four years, parishes, schools, colleges and universities, healthcare facilities, and religious communities have responded with faith, passion, and enormous creativity to the Pope’s call to care for creation and care for the poor.

Catholic Social Teaching and the Green New Deal

You’ve heard about the Green New Deal, an ambitious, visionary, and for some, controversial Congressional proposal to deal with the urgent climate crisis while simultaneously investing in job creation and advancing social and racial justice. Do you have questions about how we as people of faith should respond to the Green New Deal?

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, Catholic Climate Covenant hosted this educational webinar to discuss Catholic Social Teaching and The Green New Deal.

Topics discussed:

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.

Catholic Perspectives on Investment in and Divestment from Fossil Fuel Interests

In the news we hear a lot about institutions divesting from fossil fuels including some Catholic institutions. Have you wondered what this means? Are you curious as to why this is happening or would like to know how different institutions use their portfolios to address social issues? 

In this webinar we will delve into:

1) How Catholic institutions see divestment from fossil fuels and investments in clean energy companies as a way to demonstrate care for creation.

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.

Bulletin

These are intended to be put in your church bulletin each week and are a good way to remind people of how their individual actions can have a huge impact for our Earth.

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