Laudato Si Goal #1, “Response to the Cry of the Earth.”
As we prepare to celebrate Earth Day, let us focus on the Laudato Si’ Action Plan and reflect on Goal # 1, Our Response to the Cry of the Earth.
Goal # 1 is the response to the Cry of the Earth. The response to this goal is, “a call to protect our common home for the wellbeing of all, as we equitably address the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and ecological sustainability.” Actions that are part of this goal could include initiatives that focus on renewable energies and energy sufficiency. This goal serves to protect biodiversity, promote sustainable agriculture, and provide access to clean water for all.
The Laudato Si Action Plan reminds us that, “human life is grounded in three fundamental intertwined relationships with God, our neighbor, and our planet home.” Through goal number 1 of this action platform, our response to the Cry of the Earth helps us to examine our lifestyle choices and to reduce, recycle, reuse and refuse as we focus on creating sustainable goals. These goals encourage us to advocate for and protect our common home nationally and globally throughout local territories, neighborhoods, and communities. This is truly, “an invitation to live within limits and boundaries if we are to fulfill the promise of Creation.”
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