2023 Earth Day Resources

Earth Day is annually commemorated on April 22. For Catholic health ministries, this is an opportunity to reignite our commitment to stewardship of the resources entrusted to us and to more greatly consider the role of environmental sustainability in our justice efforts and as we address the social determinants of health. For this event, CHA is pleased to provide resources each year, as well as highlight additional sources of inspiration and education on the topic of environmental responsibility and climate change. 

Read about the history of Earth Day
Earth Day Action Toolkit

Earth Day Prayer Cards

God's Vision for Abundant Life

Earth Day Program Planning Resources from Catholic Climate Covenant
This year's Earth Day theme is "Investing in Our Planet." Catholic Climate Covenant's 2023 Earth Day program is designed to activate the U.S. Catholic community to complementary concrete action against overconsumption, materialism, and the throwaway culture.

Visit the Catholic Climate Covenant website to download everything you need to host/lead an Earth Day event in your organization. In this hour-long program, colleagues will have an opportunity to pray, learn, discuss, and discern how to take concrete actions, as individuals and as a group, to live simply and yet more abundantly. This program can also help Catholic organizations explore how we can engage with the "Adoption of Sustainable Lifestyles" goal of the Vatican's Laudato Si' Action Platform.

Consider engaging with these resources in celebration of Earth Day – April 22, 2023 or Laudato Si' Week – May 21-28, 2023.

Please note: There are directions for both an in-person event or an online (Zoom style) event in the Facilitator Program Guide.

View CHA's 2023 Earth Day Webinar

Catholic Climate Covenant 2023 Video

CHA's series of short audio reflections featuring prayers from Sr. Beatrice Hernandez, OSF, Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Coordinator for the Wheaton Franciscans can be used in team huddles or meetings during April to reflect on our relationship with creation.

CHA is Pleased to be a Partner in the Laudato Si’ Action Platform

Catholic health organizations can commit to the action platform – a seven-plus year journey towards full sustainability in the holistic spirit of integral ecology.
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CHA Podcast: Catholic Health's Role in Protecting the Environment