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WE ARE LIVING THE CHANGE

As people of faith and spirit, we are deeply grateful for the Earth. Yet we know that nature is out of balance and feel a responsibility to respond. We want our lives to reflect our values, avoiding excess and embracing sufficiency.

Reducing the impact of our consumption is a spiritual challenge. By Living the Change, we engage this struggle with joy as part of our response to climate change.

JOIN US ON THIS JOURNEY

ENGAGEMENT POUR PROTÉGER LA TERRE

Commencez par Vivre le changement en vous engageant à faire de votre vie une bénédiction pour la Terre et pour tous les hommes. Vous pouvez le faire vôtre en utilisant des idées et un langage qui ont du sens pour vous.

People of faith around the world are coming together to walk gently on Earth.

Thank you for joining this critical response to climate change!

Your pledge contributes to the culture shift we need to respond to this crisis:

One of the most powerful steps you can take is simply talking about climate change. Share your pledge in conversations and on social media.

As a step to realize your pledge at the individual level, will you make a personal commitment to change your behavior in one of three high-impact areas: transport, energy, or diet?

Make a Personal Commitment

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Sr. Christin Tomy, OP

Sister Christin Tomy, OP, has sparked meaningful conversations among her fellow Catholic Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa about the spiritual and ethical foundations of her vegetarianism.

What about systemic change?

As people of faith and spirit, we know that behavior change is one of a number of responses that we must make to climate change. To solve this problem, and to create a flourishing future for all people, we need changes at the personal, institutional, and systemic levels. The facts are clear - we need to do everything we can. We also know that when people make changes at one of these levels, they often get involved in other areas of activity.

Within this context, Living the Change is our shared faith response at the individual level. Learn more about GreenFaith's institutional and systemic initiatives.

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The 3 Priorities of Climate-Friendly Living

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Reducing ENERGY use

Moving towards renewable energy sources can save up to 1.6 tonnes of CO2 per year per person.

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Eco-friendly TRANSPORT

Living car-free for a year saves 2.4 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, while each roundtrip transatlantic flight avoided saves an additional 1.6 tonnes.

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Plant-based DIET

Eating a plant-based diet saves 0.8 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. This represents 4 times more greenhouse gas emissions per year than recycling. Plus, it is the most ethical approach, and also helps improve health and well-being!

“Walk on Earth Gently”

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Make a personal commitment to change your behavior in one of three high-impact areas: transport, energy, or diet.

How do we heat and cool our homes? When do we use electrical appliances? Where does our electricity come from? We invite you consider these questions and lower your home’s impact on climate change.

How we travel from one place to another always has an impact on the Earth, no matter how near or far. We invite you to join us in moving around our world more thoughtfully and sustainably.

Meat, cheese, and milk production all create lots of carbon pollution. What we do with “everything we don’t eat” can also hurt the environment … or it can help! We invite you to eat a plant-based diet and compost your non-meat food scraps.

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People of faith around the world are coming together to walk gently on Earth.

Thank you for joining this critical response to climate change!

Your commitment contributes to reducing carbon emissions and the culture shift we need to respond to this crisis:

One of the most powerful things you can do is share with others that you are taking climate change seriously and actively responding. Share your commitment social media.

Consider making another commitment!

If you haven't already, will you join a welcome call and learn about how you can keep your commitment and work with your communities to Live the Change?

Join a Welcome Call

JOIN A WELCOME AND ORIENTATION CALL

Each week, people of faith join us for a welcome orientation by video or phone. You can learn about climate-friendly living, gain helpful resources, and connect with other members of our global community. All are welcome.

SEE YOU SOON!

Thank you for registering to attend our weekly Welcome and Orientation Call for Living the Change.

Check your email for information how to join one of the two calls offered this Friday. We invite you to join the session that is more convenient for you.

This will be your first opportunity to learn more about why and how people of faith around the world are choosing climate-friendly lifestyles … and how you can do the same.

Thank you again for becoming part of our community. We are looking forward to meeting with you on Friday.

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Rev. Milton Mejía

Rev. Milton Mejía has developed an Eco-Theology Course in the Presbyterian Church of Colombia that seeks to recover the concepts and practices of austerity, saving, and pastoral care from an ecological perspective.

CONNECT WITH US

We’re helping people of faith around the world lower their personal carbon footprints. Sign up for our newsletter to learn how you can, too.

Thank you for joining our community!

We’re excited to share important updates, helpful resources, and upcoming events with you about climate-friendly lifestyles.

How else can you get involved?

Make a Pledge

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