- Creation Care Communications Guidebook: Created in conjunction with the July 2021 "Laudato Si' and the U.S. Catholic Church" conference, organized by Creighton University and Catholic Climate Covenant, this new guidebook is designed for anyone working in the communications field. See especially chapter 5, on education. Note that this is a living document and open to your contributions!
- We’re All Part of God’s Plan(et): A national Laudato Si’ awareness and engagement campaign for U.S. Catholics to care for creation and participate in the Vatican’s Laudato Si’ Action Platform.
Other Anniversaries of Note
In 2020, Catholic Climate Covenant asked its member organizations to think about how we can put Laudato Si’ back on people’s radar in observance of the document’s fifth anniversary. Plans for events were altered in light of the spread of COVID-19, but Catholic colleges and universities were still able to use their creativity to highlight the importance of Pope Francis's landmark letter:
On April 22, 2020, we also celebrated Earth Day’s 50th anniversary! Dozens of Catholic institutions shared pictures and quotes on social media that highlighted the beauty and fragility of the Earth. Many campuses used the day as an important teaching opportunity by helping their communities see, as St. Francis of Assisi saw, “just how inseparable the bond is between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment to society, and interior peace.”
If your campus is incorporating the principles of Laudato Si' into its operations or instruction, or marking Earth Day with special events, please let our office know. We can’t wait to raise the national voice of Catholic higher education on this issue that is central to humanity’s survival.