Addressing Climate Change

Reflections on the Laudato Si’ Goals

Goal #1: Response to the Cry of the Earth - Greater use of clean renewable energy and reducing fossil fuels in order to achieve carbon neutrality, efforts to protect and promote biodiversity, guaranteeing access to clean water for all, etc.

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind

Read this wonderful reflection by Cyrile Sincock on a four-week Earth Literacy zoom course exploring the theme:“cultivating a sense of place in a time of loss".

Ecological Conversion Stories

“Ecological conversion enables us to see the general harmony, the correlation of everything; how everything is related, everything is in relation.” ~ Pope Francis.  Take a moment and reflect on these brief ecological conversion stories.  

UN Summit Addressing Climate Change

Uniting the whole world to tackle climate change is the purpose for the COP 26 Summit being held in Glasgow, October 31- November 12, 2021.

Community Involvement and Participatory Action

Emphasis on Community involvement and participatory action to care for creation at the local, regional, national, and international levels; to promote advocacy and people’s campaign; to encourage rootedness in local territories and neighborhood ecosystems, etc.

Goal 5 - Ecological Education

Re-thinking and re-designing educational curricula in the spirit of integral ecology to create ecological awareness and action, promoting the ecological vocation of young people, teachers and leaders of education.

Goal 4 - Adoption of Simple Lifestyles

Adopting a simple lifestyle is grounded in the idea of sufficiency, and promoting sobriety in the use of resources and energy. Adopt actions that support a simpler lifestyle such as reducing waste and adopting sustainable dietary habits, greater use of public transport, active mobility (walking, cycling), and avoiding single-use items (e.g. plastic, etc.).