The Providence Climate Agreement
Editor’s note: Why all the concern over carbon emissions? Carbon is a necessary element of life. Carbon emissions (carbon dioxide/CO2) are naturally released into the atmosphere and nature is able to keep the Earth in balance – plants and oceans absorb it, supporting life on Earth. However, human activity, particularly in industrialized countries, has resulted in exponential increases in carbon emissions, and nature can’t always handle the overload. That leaves extra CO2 in the atmosphere (which absorbs radiation and prevents heat from escaping the atmosphere). It is this excess heat that disrupts weather patterns, increases average global temperatures, etc. We can do our part to help reduce these extra CO2 emissions!
Mindful of the effects of climate injustice on the cosmos, Earth, and all creatures of Earth, particularly the most vulnerable, we commit to work against climate injustice. We pledge that by June 2019, we will have collectively reduced the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2 million pounds (in personal activities and in local or broader communities). We pledge, in addition, to advocate for strong environmental policy.
We can’t reach our goal without you!
Join us in the Providence Climate Agreement by making your own pledge:
- Print out a hard copy and fill out our Providence Climate Agreement Pledge Form here.
- If possible, scan and email your completed pledge form to email@example.com or mail to Mary Lou Dolan, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN, 47876, so that your pledges are included toward our goal.
- Invite your friends, family members, workplace, school, or congregation to pledge.
- Take the actions you pledged to do.
Learn more or get help:
- Check out the Providence Climate Agreement Frequently Asked Questions.
- Read the Providence Climate Agreement Manifesto for more about why we are making this pledge.
- Purchase the Low Carbon Diet book for more help making your pledges and taking action.
- Check out the Climate Change Task Force’s Advocacy Handout here. the handout was presented during the 2018 Annual Meeting.