There are many Earth Day resources to choose from online as the world celebrates on 22 April 2017. Here are some useful ones below.
The Catholic Climate Covenant Earth Day 2017 kit is an educational program that offers facilitator guides, Power Point presentations and videos for parishes, schools and religious communities.
There are three different age-specific programs:
1. One-hour program for adults and high-school students
2. 45-minute program for grades one through eight (with differentiation for older students).
3. 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.
With the goal to increase climate literacy in our parishes, schools, and religious communities, the programs also offer suggestions for continued educational and advocacy activities on climate issues.
Join activities on Mercy2Earth Weekend
Two important celebrations will coincidentally happen in the same weekend of 2017: EARTH DAY (April 22) & MERCY SUNDAY (April 23). Those two themes, Earth and Mercy, are the essence of Pope Francis’ most important ecology statement of 2016.
Earth Day 2017 Toolkit
In keeping with the 2017 theme of 'Environmental and Climate Literacy' the Earth Day Network has developed toolkit resources specialized to your local government, schools and universities and faith communities. The goal is to achieve global climate and environmental literacy by Earth Day 2020 and empower everyone with knowledge to protect the environment.
Franciscan study guide on the care of creation
The Franciscans have published a resource book on the care of creation. This has been developed to respond to the urgent Cry of the Earth and Cries of the Poor.
Or find events and campaigns organised and promoted in our network below: