First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is an annual global event celebrated on April 22. On Earth day we are encouraged to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and liveable place. The theme for the 2016 celebration of Earth Day is Trees for the Earth: Lets get planting.
On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement is scheduled to be signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries. This signing satisfies a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
Thank you to the Presentation sisters in Australia for sharing a prayer resource prepared by Presentation Sister Elena Hoye, Networker at the UN, “Standing with Pope Francis: Caring for Our Common Home.”