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Care for Creation resources
August 9th, 2016

The Archdiocese of San Francisco has a website section dedicated to the archdiocesan “Laudato Si’” initiative, with links to the following resources and more. Visit

Starting a parish ‘green team’
Catholic Climate Covenant: Register your parish ‘green team’ and receive ongoing support and resources.

Global Catholic Climate Movement “Eco-Guide for Parishes”: Online guide helps parishes reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from parish operations.

Catholic Relief Services: Prayer and clergy resources, activities and lesson plans for parishes.

“Laudato Si’” Study and Action Guide for Individuals and Small Groups: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach.

Practical tools for reducing parish emissions
EnergyStar Program Action Workbook for Congregations:
Online program for energy improvement projects at houses of worship.

Cool Congregations Carbon Calculator: Interfaith Power & Light’s online tool for evaluating your parish’s carbon footprint.

Education and outreach
“Caring for God’s Creation”
video, Catholic Relief Services.

“Top 10 Things You Need to Know About ‘Laudato Si’’
’ video, America Media.

“Communicating on Climate,”

From August 11, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.


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