Who’s under your carbon footprint?

An alliance of major national Catholic organizations today announced an unprecedented campaign on climate change, asking Catholics across the country to join and take action to reduce our carbon footprint and raise our voices on behalf of Creation and the poor. The impact of climate change falls heaviest on the poor, and our faith invites us to ‘tread lightly’ and ‘act boldly’.

The Catholic Climate Covenant: St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor is an initiative that offers Catholics a concrete way to live out our faith by caring for God’s Creation and the “least of these” in response to the challenges of global climate change. The St. Francis Pledge was created specifically to respond to the Holy Father’s appeal to care for creation and the poor, and encourages Catholic individuals, families, schools, parishes and organizations to:

The Covenant campaign is being directed by the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change, an alliance of 12 national Catholic organizations including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Relief Services, and others. 

To participate, go to the Catholic Climate Covenant website to register your St. Francis Pledge, to find ways to fulfill your pledge, to link up with other Catholics who have taken the pledge and to explore other resources.

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