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

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!

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