Apr, 2021
How Catholics Can Respond To Environmental Crisis

Laudato Si’ Animators UK, a group dedicated to spreading the teachings of the Pope’s encyclical Laudato Si’, is calling on Catholics to take action to support political efforts to protect the environment…

“We must not think that these efforts are not going to change the world.” – Laudato Si’, paragraph 212

UK Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill

This bill was tabled by Green Party leader Caroline Lucas and is supported by MPs of all parties, as well as organisations such as Green Christian and Operation Noah.

With the local elections coming up, we can bring the bill to the attention of candidates with these two steps:

1. Visit Who Can I Vote For to enter your postcode and find your local election candidates.

2. Use this template or your own words (short and simple might work best) to ask them to support the bill.

You can also write to your MP and ask them to support the CEE Bill, remembering to include your address and phone number to show that you are in their constituency.

You can find your MP’s name here.

The G7 Summit is the annual meeting of leaders from the world’s largest developed economies, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the US, the UK and Canada. Invitations are extended to the EU, the UN, China, India, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, South Korea and to the leaders of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

It is to take place from June 11 to 13 in Cornwall. Background information can be found here.

Besides the ongoing challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, leaders are expected to address trade, climate change and technological changes. The G7 Official Page invites comments from the public. The email address for your comments is G7correspondence@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

Point out that the G7 members must commit to ending destructive and polluting businesses and agriculture, promote sustainable businesses and agriculture and commit to zero carbon emissions.

Mention any other environmental issues that you’re concerned about. Remember, short and simple makes your letter easy to read.

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