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Living In A Warmer World, Week 3: Working Together, Locally and Globally

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Part 3: Working Together, Locally and Globally


Spiritual Practices as a Guide for Climate Wellness

Practice #3: Walking Meditation

Go for a walk—outside if you can, but inside will do, too. As you walk, recite a short verse or prayer that is meaningful to you, and repeat it as you walk. Or use the following, from a Navajo prayer:

“In beauty I walk.
With beauty before me, I walk.
With beauty behind me, I walk.
With beauty below me, I walk.
With beauty all around me, I walk.

It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.”

For more practices, visit our Spiritual Practices as a Guide for Climate Wellness page.


Your Health, Our Climate

Tip #3: Bike, Bus or Train

St. Francis of Assisi said, “It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.” In this short phrase, St. Francis speaks to the importance of aligning our actions with our values. With that in mind, challenge yourself to ride your bike or take public transportation to work or school at least once a week. In addition to being good for the environment, the extra exercise from biking and walking will be good for your health!

For more tips, visit our Your Health, Our Climate page.


Engaging Your Community

Step #3: Talk to Your Clergyperson

The clergyperson in a congregation can help the community as a whole understand that caring for the environment is a moral and religious concern, and these leaders can help encourage a community to take action.

If you are a member of a religious community, speak with your clergyperson and ask him or her to teach or preach on the subject of climate change. If you are a clergyperson, begin incorporating teachings about climate change and other environmental concerns in your regular teaching and preaching.

For resources from a variety of faith traditions, see our “Religious Resources – Caring for Creation” page.

For more steps, visit our Engaging Your Community page.


For links to more videos, practices, tips, and resources, visit our Living In A Warmer World page.