In his encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis reminds us to care for the earth…our common home.

What can we personally do to care for God’s creation and make our environment better?

Looking for ideas? Consider these:

• Recycle household paper, cans, glass and plastic

• Recycle at your workplace

• Conserve water by turning the spigot off while brushing teeth, taking shorter showers, fixing leaky faucets, capturing rainwater to water your plants

• Find ways to conserve electricity such as using low energy light bulbs and turning off lights as you leave a room

• Use a reusable water bottle

• Perhaps your next vehicle can get better gas mileage

• Consider using solar and wind as possible energy sources

• Consult Delmarva Power and Delaware Electric Cooperative for more good ideas on conserving energy

• Encourage state and national government and business leaders to support laws and regulations that will help preserve our environment

• Ask others in our family and our community to do likewise

Let’s make EVERY day a day we care for God’s Creation!

The Catholic Church brings a distinct perspective to the discussion of environmental questions, by lifting up the moral dimensions of these issues and the needs of the most vulnerable among us. This unique contribution is rooted in Catholic teaching calling us to care for creation and for “the least of these.” (Mt 25:40) Click here for more.

Tips provided by the Catholic Social Justice Network