This Earth Day, consider making it a tribute to God’s beautiful work in Creation! To make your Earth Day holy and thank God for His creation, be sure to check out this plethora of resources and ideas from Catholic Climate Covenant (CCC):
- CCC’s April Action of the Month: Urge your senators and to support the Green Climate Fund
- Download CCC’s amicus brief supporting the Clean Power Plan, and read about Catholic institutions’ involvement in supporting the Plan.
- Watch CCC’s video on Trees for the Earth, an Earth Day Network initiative to plant 7.8 billion trees by 2020, to help mitigate the effects of climate change, support communities, and protect biodiversity.
- Watch Catholic Heath Association’s video, A Reflection on Earth Day 2016 to reflect on the beauty of creation, juxtaposed with excerpts from Laudato si’.
- Watch Catholic Relief Services’s video, El Niño and Ethiopia: Year of Extremes?, which explains the extreme drought caused by climate change, how it has been exacerbated by El Niño, and the effects of the drought on Ethiopia’s agricultural systems and the families that depend on them.
- Download an Earth Day Program Guide, filled with prayer ideas, Scripture readings, videos, discussion guides, and activity ideas for your community, parish, school, or university
- Download an Earth Day Flyer to advertise your activities and events
- Download the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach Laudato Si’ Study and Action Guide, geared towards individuals and groups seeking to learn more about the encyclical and ways to act upon Pope Francis’s call to care for our common home.
How will your college or university be celebrating creation on this Earth Day? Let us know!