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 Creation Sustainability Ministry (CSM)

The Earth is our common home, and a beautiful gift to humanity from God the Creator. In Genesis, God instructed Adam and Eve to protect and care for all of creation. We are called to be grateful and good stewards of everything God has given us. And through respecting creation, we also respect the dignity of every human person. Environmental degradation harms the poor most of all, impacting the health, housing, nutrition, water, and livelihood of the most vulnerable. With the myriad blessings we possess in the United States, we have a responsibility to safeguard this gift.

Consider How Your Parish Can Save Money and Steward Creation
California faces droughts and high energy consumption. Parishes often desire to be good stewards of their resources by recycling, saving energy, and using water wisely. Download these handy checklists to see if your parish can save energy, resources, and money while caring for creation at the same time! 
Read Laudato Si by Pope Francis
Laudato Si​ is the encyclical letter by Pope Francis on Care for our Common Home. He advocates for an authentic human ecology that respects creation and human dignity.

Consider Small Ways Your Family Can Care for Creation
There are many ideas to help your family conserve natural resources, save money, and teach your children about how to be good stewards of the earth.

Request Consultation from Catholic Energies
Catholic Energies helps parishes and schools save energy, supporting parishes through projects of energy procurement, efficiency, storage, financing, education, and renewable energy. 

Educate Students with Respect Life Week Curriculum
Our annual Respect Life Week Curriculum includes information for TK-12 about human ecology and caring for our common home with students. 

Volunteer to Support a Local Community Garden and Food Collection
Many local organizations like MEND Poverty, Seeds of Hope and Sowing Seeds for Life have community gardens to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to low income families. Other organizations like Food Forward collect produce from backyards for food pantries.
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