The Covid-19 crisis is happening alongside the climate crisis. The Earth Day 2020 program is meant to raise awareness of the urgent need to care for Earth, our vulnerable brother and sisters, and help people take real action. You are making a difference! On behalf of creation and vulnerable peoples throughout the world, we thank you!
We will commemorate two anniversaries:
Earth Day: April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
Catholic Climate Covenant’s 2020 Earth Day program focuses on the urgent need for climate action. It is designed to help the U.S. Catholic community commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a secular celebration that many faith communities have incorporated into their annual calendars.
Laudato Si’ Anniversary: The fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.
The anniversary will be marked between Laudato Si’ week (May 16-May 24) and June 18th (the date of the encyclical’s publication). In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis calls on the world to “dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet”. This program is a critical part of that dialogue.