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Invest in Our Planet - Earth Day 2022

Everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable

Earth Day 2022 - April 22, 2022 - is focused on pushing forward solutions to combat our greatest threat, climate change, and to activate everyone to do their part.

We need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.

Let us Pray

"Let every individual and institution now think and act
as a responsible trustee of Earth,
seeking choices in ecology, economics and ethics
that will provide a sustainable future,
eliminate pollution, poverty and violence,
awaken the wonder of life
and foster peaceful progress in the human adventure."

To succeed we must combine heart and mind in effective action.

Let us first consider the following:

In order to come together in care for our planet
we must respect and care about one another.
People of all creeds and persuasions
find agreement in the three most important words
in human history, “Love One Another."
They were uttered by Jesus,
the man most recognized in history as wise and good.
Heartfelt love, faith and prayer are increasing around the world.
While great differences exist in creeds and social issues,
more and more people are finding common ground.
There is growing awareness that we are one human family
and must now take charge and take care of our planet.
We can and must now come together where we agree
– leaving room for differences on matters where we don't agree.

And in the words of Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmentalist, political activist, and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Loreto alumna:

We are called to assist the earth to heal her wounds and, in the process, heal our own – indeed, to embrace the whole creation in all its diversity, beauty, and wonder.

Watch A Prayer for the Earth – based on Laudato Si Prayer

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