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Not sure what to think or do about climate change? These stories can help

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Cerith Gardiner - published on 08/22/21

Take some inspiration from these examples of people like you who are shining a light on our beautiful planet.


As the recent report on the climate by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change showed, there’s an urgent need for the world to come together and help heal God’s Creation.

While many people are doing their best to contribute to the global efforts being made to repair some of the damage — by recycling, choosing to walk over taking the car, or caring for their community’s natural surroundings — there are those that are doing their part through inspirational projects.

Many of these are from religious communities, which is unsurprising considering that as Christians we’re called upon to be good stewards of God’s creation. So if you’re looking for some inspiration, take a look at this collection of articles that can only fill us with hope.

Symbolizing Christianity

Planting trees is a great way to celebrate a country’s faith, as trees are a Christian symbol. As new trees take root and grow stronger, we can pray that our country’s love of God and His Church on earth grows as well.

Filipino seminarians plant trees to celebrate country’s Christianity

Religious power house

These Dominicans rolled up their habits to create their own electricity that is used to power their own property, and they are helping their community by selling the extra back to the power company.

These Dominican sisters are making their own electricity

Saintly advice

While many saints died long before today’s climate concerns, their love and respect for God’s creation inspired them throughout their lives.

What the saints say about respect for the environment

Papal thoughts

As leader of the Catholic Church on earth, Pope Francis has had a lot to say about the environment and our responsibility to come together as God’s family to care for Creation.

What Pope Francis has said about the environment, in 10 quotes

Leading by example

Pope Francis’ decision for an electric popemobile will hopefully inspire others to choose more environmentally-friendly options when considering their means of transport.

Pope Francis opts for first-ever electric popemobile

Single-handedly creating a forest

The myriad of benefits the “Forest Man of India” created through his daily habit has had a huge effect on his neighboring environment, and has inspired others to follow in his efforts.

With this daily gesture one man has single-handedly planted a forest

United in love

Having seen their childhood land turn barren, this husband and his wife teamed up to use their love for each other and the environment to plant millions of trees.

Brazilian couple replants forest with over 4 million trees

And here’s how you can help …

Since our children will be inheriting the planet we leave behind, here are ways they can help care for their environment from an early age, starting right now.

5 Environmental habits to instill in your kids right now

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