Thank you to everyone who celebrated the first annual Time for Living the Change! Between October and December 2018, diverse religious and spiritual communities organized more than 100 local sustainability events in 25 countries across 6 continents.
The 2018 Time for Living the Change began as part of our community’s global response to the Special Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on "Global Warming of 1.5ºC", and continued through the opening of the United Nations’ climate change conference COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
We believe everyone can become part of the solution to climate change, and it will take all of us working together for our shared future. We know what must be done, and we have the ability to start taking action today. We are all environmental stewards, united in the responsibility and the blessing to care for our common home. We feel love and concern for the billions of living beings with whom we share this planet. We have the knowledge and skills to help make a healthier, happier future for all. During the most challenging times, we are reminded how truly we are all in this together.
The Time for Living the Change is an opportunity for us to learn from one another, discuss the benefits of sustainable living, share plant-based meals, and sing and celebrate together. By lifting up people who are already living sustainably, we inspire others to join us. By celebrating with our neighbors, and connecting these local celebrations with others around the world, we make real improvements locally and globally By practicing our faith-based values on an individual level, we are living the change!