'Care for Creation Resources'

Earth Day Programs

Posted on 18. Mar, 2017 by .

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For Earth Day, Catholic Climate Covenant has produced age-specific programs to help parishes, schools, and religious communities “go the extra mile” on creation care. Focusing on the theme of “Know the Creator Through Creation”, this program is wonderful for inter-generational parish programs, schools, and any group interested in exploring how a deeper connection with creation can draw us closer to the Creator of the universe. Remember, even though the program is advertised around Earth Day, you can hold it on whatever day best suits your community.

Here are the links to download/access the programs and all related materials:

Adult/High School:

a) Facilitator & Program Guide click here.

The PowerPoint and video are available as links in the Program Guide, however you can also access them directly:

b) PowerPoint click here. (If you will be using the PowerPoint, you must download it on to your computer. It may take a couple of minutes).
c) Video click here.

Elementary/Middle School and Pre-K/Kindergarten:

a) Facilitator’s & Program Guide click here.

The PowerPoint and video for elemenatry/middle school are available as links in the Program Guide, howeveryou can also access them directly:

b) PowerPoint click here. (If you will be using the PowerPoint, you must download it on to your computer. It may take a couple of minutes).
c) Elementary/Middle School video click here
d) Pre-K/K video click here.

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Climate Change and Human Health Literature Portal

Posted on 24. Jan, 2017 by .

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This new tool created by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences enables users to identify and search for the most relevant peer-reviewed literature, government reports, policy documents, and other resources on the health implications of climate change from around the globe through an online database. The portal aims to make this literature more accessible to further the study of climate change impacts on human health. Click here to access.

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Study Guide on the Care of Creation

Posted on 14. Oct, 2016 by .

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The resource booklet which you are about to read is likewise an exhortation to be open to the world around us, to listen attentively to all those creatures who inhabit this little planet, our common home. It arises from an urgent concern that the Cry of the Earth and the Cries of the Poor are being disregarded and that, as Franciscans, we must be partners in dialogue, making our specific contribution to the healing of our world, and of the people who live in it…

English version

Para Español

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Creation Care: Friendly Planet Earth

Posted on 18. Sep, 2016 by .

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This past July, during the 31st World Youth Day in Krakow, Pope Francis invited young people to reflect on God’s merciful love and to share that love by actively participating in works of mercy. “Mercy has a youthful face”, the Pope told the huge and joyful crowd. On September 1st, in his message for the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, the Pope declared care of creation as a new work of mercy. The world’s youth are ready and eager to live Laudato Si’!

Creation Resources for Youth and Creation Care
Friending Planet Earth, a joint resource produced by Catholic Climate Covenant and the Center for Ministry Development. The six, 90-minute learning sessions on climate change for Catholic youth in school and parish settings are grounded in scripture and Catholic social teaching.  Using multi-media, prayer, hands-on activities, simulations, games, quizzes, art, and music, the sessions help Catholic youth learn that their faith has a unique way of addressing climate change. They will discover that their Catholic faith considers the moral dimensions of human activity affecting the earth and understand it from the perspective of those most impacted by it: the poor and vulnerable.

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Clean Power Update

Posted on 02. Apr, 2016 by .

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The following is from the Environmental Defense Fund

On February 12, the Supreme Court issued an unexpected and unprecedented decision to put the Clean Power Plan—the centerpiece of American climate action—on pause.The decision was not a judgment on the merits of the Clean Power Plan, which rests on strong legal and technical footing.

Shortly thereafter, Senate Majority Leader McConnell and other members of Congress who oppose the regulations filed new briefs with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

But their brief was based on a biased and previously debunked report.McConnell and friends cited a House report from November as the source of their cost estimates. The House report in turn cites a misleading study that was debunked in the dissenting section of the very same House report, which noted that the flawed study did not consider the financial and health benefits of the Clean Power Plan, and significantly overestimated the cost of renewable energy and energy efficiency investments.

The Washington Post Fact Checker has previously flagged similar cost claims as “misleading.”

Fortunately, the Clean Power Plan still has many supporters. 20 states and 20 of the nation’s largest power companies have issued statements of support indicating their intent to continue working to meet the Plan’s targets, variously citing their support for the rules and/or their belief that the rules will ultimately be upheld.

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