Texas Catholic Conference Associate Director Jennifer Carr Allmon gives a Catholic perspective for Earth Month in the newest edition of Capitol Comments, TCC's online newsletter.
Protect Creation and Care for the Poor
"Going green” is all the rage these days. I have to admit that I feel a sense of accomplishment and purpose when I’m rinsing out my yogurt container to recycle it or when I discover a new item to recycle. More cities are offering streamlined recycling programs, celebrities are doing public service announcements, cloth diapering is making a comeback, and the Vatican has installed solar panels. Why is the Church getting into all this hype? Pope Benedict XVI’s answer is, "If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation.” This is the theme of his 2010 message for the World Day of Peace.