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.