Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

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Get ready: Earth Day 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:15

Earth Day is April 22.

The Catholic Climate Covenant has produced an educational program to help parishes, schools, and religious communities celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd).  We embrace our call as Catholics to care for creation. 

There are three different age-specific programs: 

1. One-hour program for adults and high-school students 

2. 45-minute program for grades one through eight (with differentiation for older students). 

3. 30-minute program for Pre-K/Kindergarten. 

Focusing on the theme of “Know the Creator Through Creation”, the programs are wonderful for inter-generational parish programs, schools, and any group interested in exploring how a deeper connection with creation can draw us closer to the Creator of the universe. 

Each program includes prayers, scripture readings, a short video, discussion questions, and suggested activities to help your group learn about climate change and Catholic social teaching about climate change issues. With the goal to increase climate literacy in our parishes, schools, and religious communities, the programs also offer suggestions for continued educational and advocacy activities on climate issues. 

CLICK HERE to download the programs.

Celebrated worldwide on April 22