Transition to Renewable Energy Sources, by Joan Brown and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious highlights the critical role that alternative, clean energy plays in the battle to stop climate change. In addition to the author's personal experiences with renewable energy, this guide contains key action steps for all. It can be viewed here.
The Carbon Footprint Calculator, a free tool from the EPA is a way for you to calculate your carbon footprint based on your home energy use, transportation preferences, and waste. Additionally, it highlights your most carbon-intensive activities to help you reduce your negative impact on the environment. It can be viewed here.
Climate Change, from Catholic Relief Services is a comprehensive educational and advocacy guide to the moral obligation of the Catholic community to take action to address climate change. Espousing Pope Francis's teaching that our attitude towards the protection of the Earth is directly tied to the protection of the world's most vulnerable populations, this guide contains personal stories of climate change victims, and outlines what we as individuals can do to help. It can be viewed here.
Compiled by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Laudato Si' Discussion Guide provides individuals and groups with a framework for studying Pope Francis's encyclical, facilitating prayer, discussion, and reflection, as well as highlighting ways in which the Catholic community can respond to Pope Francis's call to action.
10 Ways You Can Make a Difference, by the Catholic Climate Covenant outlines everyday steps you can take to help in the fight against climate change.
April 22, 2016 marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day, a secular celebration that many faith communities have incorporated into their annual calendars. This year, we join with the Earth Day Network to celebrate “Trees for the Earth.”