Earth Day 2018
Beyond a Throwaway Culture: Reduce Waste—Grow Community
April 22, 2018 marks the 48th anniversary of Earth Day, a secular celebration that many faith communities have incorporated into their annual calendars for awareness and action. This year, Catholic Climate Covenant focuses on how our overuse of single-use disposable plastics contributes to what Pope Francis calls “the throwaway culture.” From contributing to land and marine pollution to increasing our use of carbon-producing fuels, our reliance on single-use plastics has a devastating impact on God’s creation.
This one-hour program focuses on how we can address, both individually and collectively, the growing problem of single-use plastic. It includes prayers, readings, actions, and a video.
The program may be used by a parish, school, youth group, university, religious community, or other group that is interested in exploring how we as Catholics can work individually and collectively to move beyond a throwaway culture.
By the end of the hour, we hope you and your community will commit to using less disposable plastic and participating in activities to reduce single-use plastic.
Sign up to download the program materials below: