Grades 7 - 9 / Friday / Environment
Overview: Pope Francis issued the encyclical Laudato si, the first written specifically on the environment. Students will receive an overview of main points of Laudato si and understand the connection between honoring the dignity of each person, serving the poor and vulnerable, and protecting our environment.
3 minute video explaining why caring for the earth is fundamental to social justice.
Provides a foundation for why Catholics take seriously care for God's creation as an expression of our faith.
8 min video from the New York Times tells the story of NY's attempt to recycle and repurpose trash and the educational steps they put in place to do so.
Infographic shows how long different types of trash stick around in landfills.
4 minute video provides overview of our involvement in climate change and ways to improve.
Prayers that can be used for Holy Hour, in-class prayer, or Mass intentions.