Dear Faith Leaders:
As faith leaders, you provide the inspiration, hope and action to protect our shared home and elevate the plight of those most impacted by environmental degradation.
The problem of plastic pollution impacts values core to all faith traditions: caring for the health of our children and families, the most vulnerable, and the environment on which we all depend.
We invite you to take action to respond to the urgent and unprecedented problem created by the growing amount of plastics consumed and improperly discarded in the world every day. Your participation will help to inform others and start a process for all of us to take personal responsibility.
Earth Day Network has developed a new resource for faith leaders:
We have prepared a series of toolkits here that will provide you with additional resources and learning materials for plastic pollution, things to do and to organize events or activities. Explore our website to engage on Earth Day as an individual or as an organization for Earth Day.
Below are selected resources by faith tradition linking environmental stewardship and faith. We are always striving to update and improve our website. If you are from a faith group or organization and have access to or know of quality environmental resources, please email us at [email protected].
Christian Environmental Resources
- Advocacy Toolkit
- Laudato Si’ Parish Toolkit on the Encyclical
- How Green is your Church Questionnaire
- How your Church can Get involved
- Presbyterian Earth Day
Season of Creation Worship Series
Interfaith Environmental Resources
- Greening Houses of Worship
- Interfaith Power and Light
- Parliament of The World’s Religions We Are Still In
- Sign the Parliament Declaration on Climate Change
- GreenFaith Pledge
- 3 Quick Environmental Steps
- Environmental Projects to Push Your Efforts to the Next Level
- Global Warming from a Religious Perspective
- The Poverty of Global Climate Change
- Articles on Faith and the Environment
- ENERGY STAR for Congregations
- Creation Justice Resources – Educational Resources for All Ages
Other Earth Day Network Resources
Interested in other ways to be environmentally friendly? Refer to the following resources to keep the spirt of Earth Day alive all throughout the year.
Canopy Project Earth Day Network’s Canopy Project works worldwide to strengthen communities through tree planting. Using agroforestry, sapling distribution and tree care training, we empower organizations and citizens to conserve, repair, and restore tree cover to their lands. Earth Day Network targets areas of the world most in need of reforestation, including some of the world’s poorest communities; and land degraded by logging, fires, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. Our projects also focus on environmentally critical areas such the Amazon rainforest and the Boreal Forest.
Green Schools Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. To confront the challenges they will face, all students need the best-available, science based information about climate change. And they deserve a healthy green-friendly school building in which to learn.