As followers of St. Francis, the patron of ecology, we hold a special concern in our hearts for our Mother Earth. At Franciscan Action Network, we are dedicated to preserving and protecting all of God’s beautiful creation through our work advocating for policies that curb greenhouse gas emissions and protect wildlife.
Joining our voices together with many people of faith and other creation care organizations, we offer these actions to take:
Sign Your Name to Save Oak Flat
This past Earth Day we highlighted an important environmental, religious freedom and Native Peoples’ issue regarding the Oak Flat area in Arizona. Homeland to many Native tribes, the area sits atop a low-grade copper deposit and is in danger of being desecrated by mining.
After coordinating an organizational sign-on letter to Congress in April, our friends at Baptist Joint Committee (BJC) have now launched an individual sign-on letter supporting the Save Oak Flat Act. We encourage you to sign on and promote it on your social media and among your networks.
Tell Congress to Recover America’s Wildlife
As people of faith, we are called to be caretakers of our Common Home. Respecting and protecting the unique creatures that share our world is a moral responsibility.
Right now, Congress is closer than ever to passing the most significant wildlife conservation legislation in a half-century called the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. The National Wildlife Federation and Interfaith Power and Light both have action alerts urging Congress to fully support this legislation. Click each link below.
National Wildlife Federation action
Urge Rapid Transition to Electric Vehicles
As the federal legislative response to global warming and climate changes stalls, there are more ways to tackle the issue. Corporations can help secure a stable climate for generations to come if they agree to do their part.
The Interfaith Power and Light has developed this petition to General Motors and Toyota urging them to lead on climate solutions by producing new electric vehicles. Add your name by clicking here.
Tell the SEC Investors Should Know About Climate Risks
Climate change is devastating Earth’s life support systems, harming our communities, and putting future generations at risk. Climate-induced historic wildfires, flooding, and record-breaking extreme weather have also caused over $145 billion worth of damage in the U.S. in the last year alone.
The SEC is proposing a rule to ensure investors are aware of how companies are impacted by the financial risks of climate change when making decisions about their portfolios. Tell the SEC that you support this rule, submit your comment here.
Tell your Senators Climate Can't Wait
The effects of climate change can be seen more and more each year, evidenced by the increase in droughts, super storms, hurricanes, and rising temperatures. We must continue to call on our elected officials to prioritize the climate in policies to ensure a livable future for us all, especially for those in vulnerable and underserved communities.
Tell your Senators to vote to protect our common home and our children’s future and pass the historic levels of climate and clean energy investments through reconciliation! Send an Email by clicking here.