Eating “lower on the food chain” is a powerful way to answer Pope Francis’ call to Care for Creation, and something we can all do every day.
Resources for the Advent Season:
1) Advent Calendar 2021-Daring to Hope
Inspired by past Lenten Calendars from the Archdiocese of Washington Care for Creation Committee and Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA), Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Durham, has produced an Advent Calendar with daily ideas for spiritual reflection and actions to care for the poor and our common home.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Overview and Impacts for Leaders in Catholic Schools
Curriculum resource for Catholic educational leaders focused on the 6th Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel onClimate Change (IPCC), with reflection on its impacts, and tools to discern actions for schools’ campuses, curriculum, communities, and culture. Written by Andra Yeghoian and Collaborating Thought Leaders from CAELI. Catholic context added by Michael Downs.
In this webinar the U.S. Laudato Si' Action Platform (LSAP) leads for Parishes and Dioceses, Religious Orders, and Colleges and Universities walk you through the latest information on the LSAP launch, how your community can get started with the LSAP and the seven-year journey to sustainability, what each sector is doing in the U.S., and where you can find sector specific information/resources.
Michael Terrien OSB, Archdiocese of Chicago
Sr. Ann Scholz SSND, PhD, Leadership Conference of Women Religious
A motivational, inspirational, and instructional webinar with a fantastic group of Catholic creation care champions!
Webinar gives you:
1) Concrete ideas and innovative examples for how to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si”.
2) Information on how other parishes, schools, dioceses, and religious communities have set Laudato Si’ into action.
3) Resources that are available to help you plan for Earth day and Laudato Si' at 5.
All Creation Gives God Praise: Protecting Biodiversity in a Time of Climate Crisis
SPECIAL NOTE: April 22, 2019 marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Day, a secular celebration that many faith communities have incorporated into their annual calendars for awareness and action. This year, Earth Day falls on the Saturday before Easter (April 22nd). Therefore, we recommend celebrating Earth Day during the Easter season or another date that suits your community's schedule.
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.
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.