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Earth Day 2018
  Beyond a Throwaway Culture: Reduce WasteGrow Community

April 22, 2018 marks the 48th anniversary of Earth Day, a secular celebration that many faith communities have incorporated into their annual calendars for awareness and action. This year, Catholic Climate Covenant focuses on how our overuse of single-use disposable plastics contributes to what Pope Francis calls “the throwaway culture.” From contributing to land and marine pollution to increasing our use of carbon-producing fuels, our reliance on single-use plastics has a devastating impact on God’s creation. 

This one-hour program focuses on how we can address, both individually and collectively, the growing problem of single-use plastic. It includes prayers, readings, actions, and a video. 

The program may be used by a parish, school, youth group, university, religious community, or other group that is interested in exploring how we as Catholics can work individually and collectively to move beyond a throwaway culture.

By the end of the hour, we hope you and your community will commit to using less disposable plastic and participating in activities to reduce single-use plastic.    

Sign up to download the program materials below:

Get the Earth Day 2018 Guides!

For more Earth Day 2018 resources, including our webinar Reducing Plastic Waste and Moving Beyond a Throwaway Cultureclick here.

Our past Earth Day event packages are available for free for download.

Know the Creator Through Creation, 2017

Trees for the Earth, 2016