Getting Involved and Further Information

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Informative Resources

The UN Sustainable Development Goals: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Fifth Assessment Report http://www.ipcc.ch/

NASA, Global Climate Change Vital Signs of the Planet https://climate.nasa.gov/

Australia State of the Environment Report 2016: https://soe.environment.gov.au/theme/overview

ABC’s The War on Waste: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/war-on-waste/

Watch “The True Cost” – A movie about the environmental and labour consequences about the fast fashion industry: https://truecostmovie.com/

Watch the documentaries An Inconvenient Truth and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Catholic Resources

Caritas: http://www.caritas.org.au/act/our-common-home

The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council’s Social Justice Statement for 2002: A New Earth: The Environmental Challenge: http://www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au/files/SJSandresources/2002_SJSS_statement.pdf

The Australian Catholic Bishop’s Conference Position Paper on Climate Change: https://www.catholic.org.au/organisation-documents/catholic-earthcare-australia-1/318-bishops-position-paper-on-climate-change-1/file

Presentation by Bishop Christopher Toohey: https://www.catholic.org.au/acbc-media/media-centre/media-releases-new/186-climate-change-and-pastoral-commitments-a-paper-from-bishop-christopher-toohey-1/file

Australian Catholic Religious Response to Climate Change: http://www.arrcc.org.au/arrcc_shares_in_climate_movement_success

Global: St Kateri Centre http://www.kateri.org/

Columbans: https://www.columban.org.au/our-work/peace-ecology-and-justice/

Charles Rue Let the Sun Shine: An Australian Catholic Response to Climate Change:  https://www.columban.org.au/assets/files/pdfs/Let%20the%20Son%20Shine.pdf

Catholic Climate Covenant: http://www.catholicclimatecovenant.org

Catholic Ecology Blog: https://catholicecology.net/

Catholic Relief Services: A Catholic Response to Global Warming https://www.crs.org/sites/default/files/catholic_response_to_global_warming-crs.pdf

The Global Catholic Climate Change Movement: https://catholicclimatemovement.global/climate-change-facts/

Take Action: What can you do?

Simple actions you can take:

Take the St. Francis Pledge: http://www.catholicclimatecovenant.org/pledge

Implement some of the ideas from this blog: https://catholicecology.net/blog/10-ways-catholics-can-protect-environment

Take on board some of the ideas found here: http://www.arrcc.org.au/get-active

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/takeaction/

All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents.  – Laudato Si’ 14