Young People Garden and Farm for a Better Future

A staggered group of seven ecology interns and Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) volunteers lived on the 212-acre Brentwood property between the end of May and the beginning of August — pursuing their passions and making the Earth a greener place, one row of plants at a time.

Brooklyn Jesuit Prep Students Become Stewards of the Earth

The 85 students at Brooklyn Jesuit Prep (BJP) — spanning across grades five through eight — took their religion lessons outside the classroom on Earth Day. They spent the last hour of their school day becoming stewards of the earth, cleaning up loose litter in their school’s vicinity.

Vatican Launches Year-Long Celebration of Laudato Si’

This week Pope Francis inaugurated “Laudato Si’ Week” at the Vatican commemorating the five-year anniversary of the publication of his eco-encyclical with the same title, opening a wider year-long commemoration of the document aimed at spurring global citizens to adopt more sustainable practices.

Instead of Purple for Lent, Some ‘Go Green’

During Lent, Christians around the world pause to take a breath. It’s a time for reflection, prayer, almsgiving and fasting to honor and remember Christ’s sacrifices.

Some Experts Think Pope Might Want Trump’s Attention

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew’s joint message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation comes just three months after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement, and some experts suspect the two developments may be related.

‘Laudato Si’ Is an Everyday Response

Pope Francis has designated the time between Sept. 1, the World Day of Prayer for Creation and Oct. 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, as a “Time for Creation: an opportunity to strengthen the common commitment to safeguard life, respecting the environment and nature.”

Vatican Marks First Anniversary Of Encyclical on Environment

Marking the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace launched a new website dedicated to the document and efforts around the world to put its teaching into practice.

On Earth Day, Time to Bless Gowanus Canal

Kayla Mullin dreams of a day she can swim and fish in the Gowanus Canal. The eight-year-old and her grandfather, Eddie, both parishioners at Our Lady of Peace Church, were among two-dozen Brooklynites who blessed the waterway on Earth Day, April 22.