Global Climate Change
Convener: Elias Henritzy, OP (St. Joseph)
- Carbon Footprint – What is it? Why it is important.
- Dominican Ecological Center – Learn more about what we are doing.
- US Bishops – Urge advocacy for care of creation.
- The Earth Charter – Is a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society for the 21st century.
- Stop Global Warming
Continuum of Action
|Read an article: watch a program/DVD/Video presentation||Recommit to reduce, recycle and reuse||Organize a showing of a video/DVD DVD’s: Inconvenient Truth, 11th Hour, What’s up with the weather?|
Sharon Zayac Presentation
|Visit websites and follow one story or issue||Support existing organizations or letter writing/ call in campaigns for action.||Organize your local parish justice and peace committee to show and discuss a video.|
|Research UN/NGO involvement and activity||Collaborate with existing organizations.||Organize a weekly or monthly prayer/discussion|
|Increase awareness of energy consumption and alternative energy sources||Use IPJC document/chart||Invite others to go to presentations|
|Access the nature of the problem and become aware of remedial actions||Network with Dominican ecological centers||Make an article available at church/work|
|Read an article on the impact on Third World nations||Encourage our congregations to conduct an energy audit and follow up on recommendations.||Prepare material for Dom Life|
|Grow in awareness of what you buy and its impact on the local/global picture.||Organize community or family to give financial support for an organization|
|Consumerism||Organize letter/call in research development|
|Utilize Dom Life to increase awareness and education||Publish research of organizations/websites of who are involved.|
|Form a local support committee for action|