The Catholic Coalition on Climate Change, provides a forum for Catholics to explore connections between faith and climate change. It also seeks to promote participation by working with Diocese, parishes, and Catholic organizations in pursuit of prudent use of our resources and protection of the poor.
The Catholic Climate Covenant initiative of the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change and offers avenues for individuals, parishes, and universities to pray and learn about climate change, assess their impact on the planet, and act and advocate for new habits and policies regarding the environment.
Catholic Coalition for Children & Safe Environments (CASE) is a coalition of major Catholic religious, health care, social service and policy organizations has joined together to build a Catholic constituency for children’s health and a safe environment. The site offers information about public policy and advocacy and starting points for safeguarding children’s health.
The Center of Concern is a faith-based organization rooted in Catholic social teaching that collaborates with ecumenical and interfaith networks to promote justice, sustainable livelihoods and a renewed Earth. Their site includes information about their ongoing projects – of particular interest is their project on “ecology and development” and their “Cultivate a Climate for Justice Campaign” (in partnership with Caritas Internacionales and CIDSE). Their general site also offers a database of articles and publications related to ecological justice and sustainability.
Franciscan Action Network (FAN) has made “care for creation” one of its focus areas and as such maintains on-going education, advocacy and public media efforts to promote U.S. domestic and international efforts to establish policies that will safeguard creation.
Interfaith Power and Light is mobilizing a religious response to global warming in congregations through the promotion of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and conservation. Their website offers resources to religious congregations, a “climate bill fact sheet,” and information on how to get involved in your own state:
Our Task is an international network of young adults that advocates for change in government, spiritual, business, media, and scientific institutions as part of its effort to develop a plan of action to protect the Earth and our futures. The organization boasts an array of online resources and offers university teach-ins through its Ambassador Program.
EarthWiki offers digestible summaries of leading experts’ reports in its Earth Works section and potential strategies for addressing climate problems under Earth Strategies.
Conduct and coordinate interdisciplinary environmental and water resources research
Promote and coordinate interdisciplinary education in environmental management
Exist as a center of knowledge on urban environmental and flood control issues
The Environmental Studies Program at Gonzaga’ University, connects a community of faculty and students who bring the diverse perspectives of a liberal arts education to bear on issues of human interaction with the natural world. The University offers courses, speakers, and special events aimed at advancing the intellectual understanding of and practical solutions for environmental problems.
The Center for Environmental Law and Land use is also hosted by Loyola University in New Orleans. Inaugurated on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the CELLU seeks to become a leader in legal environmental education and service in the Gulf Region by offering resources concerning pollution control, and land use.
Le Moyne College’s Center for the Study of Environmental Change serves as a node for the coordination of educational, research and outreach activities related to the environmental effects of Earth’s changing climate. The Center’s focus is on soil formation, but it also offers links to action sites and information about research programs in Hawaii, Costa Rica, and Iceland.
Center for Social Concerns, University of Notre Dame offers workshops for those interested in developing experiential, service and research-based learning programs for students by providing consultations and suggesting pertinent books and articles. CSC also issues a quarterly newsletter addressing topics such as sustainable building and global health.
The Water Quality Center at Marquette University brings researchers, industry, and other clients together to solve problems related to lake, river, and groundwater quality and presents projects including bioaugmentation for enhanced anaerobic biotreatment of industrial wastewater, enhanced biotreatment of paper mill wastewater, anaerobic biotechnology for energy generation from waste, and enhanced nitrogen removal from municipal wastewater.
Boston College’s Environmental Studies Program is designed to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of the structure and function of economics, culture, policy, society and science. All play key roles in the impact modern society has on the Earth’s natural systems, and develop awareness of paths toward global sustainability.
College of the Holy Cross’s Environmental Studies aims to allow students to assemble a series of courses that bridges three or more disciplines and that provides a comprehensive understanding of environmental issues. Students are expected to study the causes, mechanisms and effects of environmental problems by investigating the relevant natural processes and the interplay between the environment and social, political and economic institutions.
Institute for Urban Environmental Risk Management at Marquette University conducts and coordinate interdisciplinary environmental and water resources research, to promote and coordinate interdisciplinary education in environmental management, and to exist as a center of knowledge on urban environmental and flood control.
Environmental Studies at Seattle University offers an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies that includes natural science, social science, and humanities and emphasizes social and environmental justice and fieldwork.