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 sfarch.org/green.
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,” EcoAmerica.
From August 11, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.