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Earth Day 2017
 Know the Creator through Creation

We invite you to open your spirit to the interconnectedness of the wonders of our world, which draws us ever closer to the author of the universe and challenges us to care ever more deeply for the earth, our common home.

We are excited to offer you the 2017 Earth Day Program! This is the second year Catholic Climate Covenant has produced an educational program for parishes, schools, and religious communities to help them celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd). Once again, we join with the Earth Day Network to celebrate Earth Day and to embrace our call as Catholics to increase awareness of care for creation and climate change issues.

This year, we offer three different age-specific programs:

  • A one-hour program for adults and high-school students
  • A 45-minute program for grades one through eight
  • A 30-minute program for pre-K/kindergarten

Focusing on the theme of "Know the Creator Through Creation," the programs are wonderful for inter-generational parish programs, schools, and any group interested in exploring how a deeper connection with creation can draw us closer to the Creator of the universe.

Each program includes prayers, scripture readings, a short video, discussion questions, and suggested activities to help the group learn about climate change and Catholic Social Teachings about climate change issues. With the goal to increase climate literacy in our parishes, schools, and religious communities, the programs also offer suggestions for continued education and advocacy activities on climate issues.

Download the program guide by filling out the online form below!

Each program includes an opening and closing prayer, scripture readings and discussion and reflection questions, hands-on activities, and a short video.

Catholic Climate Covenant wishes to thank the members of the Earth Day Advisory Committee:

  • Marianne Comfort, Sisters of MercySister 
  • Anne Scholz SSND, PhD, Leadership Conference of Women Religious
  • Ricardo Simmonds, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Christina Leaño, Global Catholic Climate Movement
  • Antonio Pereira, Ignatian Volunteer Corps

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

Trees for the Earth, 2016

Trees for the Earth: Program Guide
Customizable Program Flyer