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Protect the Poor While Caring for God’s Creation April 22nd, 2009

carbonfootprint_logoAs Americans celebrate Earth Day by leaving our cars at home or volunteering to make the world a greener place, the Catholic Church is making a distinctive contribution to the climate change debate.

A newly unveiled Catholic Climate Covenant calls for action to protect the poor AND care for God’s Creation.

This unprecedented initiative asks Catholics “Who Is Under Your Carbon Footprint?”

The Catholic Climate Covenant asks the nation’s 65 million Catholics to connect their religious values with care for the Earth, to learn how climate change affects poverty-stricken regions, and to lobby legislators on behalf of the poor.

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