As people of faith and spirit, we are deeply grateful for the Earth. Yet we know that nature is out of balance and feel a responsibility to respond. We want our lives to reflect our values, avoiding excess and embracing sufficiency.
Reducing the impact of our consumption is a spiritual challenge. By Living the Change, we engage this struggle with joy as part of our response to climate change.
Your pledge contributes to the culture shift we need to respond to this crisis:
One of the most powerful steps you can take is simply talking about climate change. Share your pledge in conversations and on social media.
As a step to realize your pledge at the individual level, will you make a personal commitment to change your behavior in one of three high-impact areas: transport, energy, or diet?
Moving towards renewable energy sources can save up to 1.6 tonnes of CO2 per year per person.
Living car-free for a year saves 2.4 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, while each roundtrip transatlantic flight avoided saves an additional 1.6 tonnes.
Eating a plant-based diet saves 0.8 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. This represents 4 times more greenhouse gas emissions per year than recycling. Plus, it is the most ethical approach, and also helps improve health and well-being!
Your commitment contributes to reducing carbon emissions and the culture shift we need to respond to this crisis:
One of the most powerful things you can do is share with others that you are taking climate change seriously and actively responding. Share your commitment social media.
Consider making another commitment!
If you haven't already, will you join a welcome call and learn about how you can keep your commitment and work with your communities to Live the Change?
Sister Christin Tomy, OP, has sparked meaningful conversations among her fellow Catholic Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa about the spiritual and ethical foundations of her vegetarianism.