A Message from Reclaiming Earth Committee – July 17
During the December 2018 Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, an intervention was made by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State for the Holy See.
“The scientific data at our disposal clearly show the urgent need for swift action, within a context of ethics, equity and social justice (note the elements of integral ecology). The transition to a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is a problem not only within the domain of technology, but also a question of consumption patterns, education, and lifestyles. We are gradually becoming aware that climate change is an issue increasingly more moral than technical. From this point of view, the important contribution that….civil society can offer in this process must be stressed. Non-state actors often at the forefront of the fight against climate change (insert climate crisis) bringing the “voice of the people, show an important dynamic in finding innovative ways to promote a sustainable production and consumption system, as well as fostering a change in lifestyle. All of this should be encouraged.” (https://zenit.org/articles/cardinal-parolin-calls-for-action-at-climate-change-conference/)
In your area you may have the option to choose your electricity supplier and buy renewable electricity directly from a power company. Check your power bill to see if it is possible. For greatest environmental benefits, choose suppliers that provide electricity from new, local renewable energy projects. And of course, letter-writing to local, state and national leaders is always a plus.
Can you hear the drops in the bucket of change?