In 2015, Pope Francis declared September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Gatherings for prayer are encouraged in parishes. The faithful should also be encouraged to take practical initiatives to combat earth's envrionmental crisis. (Source: ORDO)
“Not only has God given the earth to man, who must use it with respect for the original good purpose for which it was given to him, but man too is God's gift to man. He must therefore respect the natural and moral structure with which he has been endowed.” ~St. John Paul II (Centesimus Annus #38).