Thursday, April 12, 2018

Earth Day Resources

Catholic Climate Covenant

This year’s Earth Day program, “Beyond a Throwaway Culture-Reduce Waste, Grow Community” is a one-hour educational program that includes prayers, readings, actions, and a video, designed to raise awareness on how the 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.

We invite you to download the program, share it with your parish, school, or religious community. Though targeted for use as part of an Earth Day celebration, the program may be used at a time that best fits your community’s schedule.

Already planning an Earth Day celebration? Don’t forget to share stories and photos with us! Consider joining the Facebook Earth Day 2018: Beyond a Throwaway Culture event to connect with others and to share your community’s projects and ideas.

Creation Justice Ministries

PictureEach year before Earth Day, Creation Justice Ministries offers Christian education materials to equip faith communities to protect, restore, and more rightly share God's creation.

Our 2018 theme is "Sense of Place" and offers insights about living in harmony with local ecosystems and watersheds, rightly sharing places with a diversity of peoples, and respecting the history of your place. Download the resource at

Connect with others who are making plans for Earth Day Sunday by sharing in a Facebook event.

Global Catholic Climate Movement

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22. This Earth Day, Catholics around the world are joining together for a global day of action.

We are coming together with 2 simple plans:
  • include creation in your prayers or mass and
  • encourage your diocese to care for creation.
Will your community join the worldwide events on April 22? Please register your event here. From talking points and postcards to lesson plans and mass suggestions, the free toolkit has everything you need for a successful program. Please register your event now to take full advantage of all the materials.

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