Green movement (with Catholic Views included)

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Green movement (with Catholic Views included)

  1. 1. Green Movement<br />By: Heather Silveira<br />
  2. 2. Definition<br />According to Nicola Baird, "We often use the word green to describe something that is environmentally friendly or someone who is an environmentalist" (4). <br />
  3. 3. Thesis Statement<br />"While society differs on the present needs of the planet, the Catholic Church encourages contribution to the Green Movement and its respect for creation."<br />
  4. 4. Disadvantages and Opposition to Green Movement<br />Cost<br />products, buildings, and activities can be extremely costly <br />Willingness<br />may not fit into their daily routine or no time <br />Don’t care or don’t want to put in the extra effort. <br />Difficult for businesses<br />unwanted effort and the risk of investment. <br />
  5. 5. Graph<br />The EPI (Environmental Performance Index) 2010 rating ranks 163 different countries according to various segments of “Ecosystem Vitality” and “Environmental Health”.<br />The Top 10 "Greenest" Countries<br />The United States of America ranks 61st out of 163 countries. It is not one of the Top 10, but is shown for visual purposes.<br />http://epi.yale.edu/<br />
  6. 6. ART<br />
  7. 7. Pro-Green and its advantages<br />Keeping the Earth sustainable and healthy for life<br />Prepares us for the future<br />What we do now affects the generations to come.<br />Caring for nature <br />Because the Earth is our lifeline and the trees supply oxygen<br />We live in balance with other organisms<br />
  8. 8. Religious Aspects<br />Isaiah 45:18<br />God trusts in us to care for the earth<br />CCC 307<br />Our talents allow us to do what is needed, in order to keep our planet sustainable<br />Pope John Paul II says…<br />We humans are responsible for the Planet and must use our stewardship to lead the way.<br />
  9. 9. Religious Aspects (Cont.)<br />Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church 993<br />The Catholic Church completely supports the work of the Green Movement. <br />
  10. 10. Definitive Statement<br />The Catholic Church clearly teaches us to be a factor in the Green Movement because it shows respect towards what we have been given dominion over: a beautiful and gracious Earth along with all its living components. <br />
  11. 11. Thank You!<br />Any Questions?<br />
  12. 12. Works Cited<br />Ainsworth, Craig. Personal Interview. 05 Mar. 2010<br />  <br />Baird, Nicola. A Green World?. New York City: Franklin Watts Publishing, 1997<br /> <br /> Catechism of the Catholic. Liguori: Liberia Editrice Vaticana, 1994.<br /> <br />“Do You Think Animal Extinction and Animal Habitat Degradation Affects Humans?” Care2 make a difference. 28 Mar. 2010. <http://www.care2.com/polls/vote?pollID=539&results=1> <br />  <br />His Holiness Pope John Paul II. God Made Man the Steward of Creation. The Vatican, Rome, Italy. 17 Jan. 2001.<br /> <br /> Lauer, Bryan. “Go Green Facts.” Go Green. 18 Apr. 2010. <http://www.gogreencommercially.com/go-green-facts/> <br /> <br /> Linn, Allison. “It’s Still Not Easy Selling Green.” Msnbc. 25 Apr. 2007. 14 Feb. 2010. <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18297361><br />Lovely, Lori. “Clean House.” Indianapolis Monthly. Apr. 2008: 169. <br /> <br /> Marielle. “Why We Should Care About Our Environment.” Starry Night Lights. 13 Feb. 2008. 3 Mar. 2010. <http://starrynightlights.com/blog/2008/02/13/why-we-should-care-about-our-environment/><br /> McGowan, Keith. Hazardous Waste. San Diego: Lucent Books, 2001.<br /> <br /> McRae, Shelly. “Negative Effects of Going Green.” Ehow. 8 Mar. 2010. <http://www.ehow.com/about_5055278_negative-effects-going-green.html> <br /> <br />
  13. 13. Works Cited (Cont.)<br />New American Bible. Wichita: Fireside Catholic Publishing, 2007. <br /> <br /> Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. Liguori: LibreriaEditriceVaticana, 2004.<br /> <br /> “Survey: Americans Want to Go Green, but not if it Means Being Uncomfortable or Inconvenienced.” Going Green Matters. 23 Jun. 2009. 27 Mar. 2010. <http://www.goinggreenmatters.com/Survey+Americans+Want+To+Go+Green+But+Not+If+It+Means+Being+Uncomfortable+Or+Inconvenienced.aspx><br /> <br /> “Too Costly to Go Green.” The Washington Times. 28 Jun. 2008. 27 mar. 2010. <http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/Jun/28/too-costly-to-go-green/><br />  <br />Uploaders, Sarah. “To Understand the Natural Balance Between Living Organisms and Available Sources.” Connexions. 11 Mar. 2009. 24 mar. 2010. <http://cnx.org/content/m20155/latest/> <br /> <br /> “What is Going Green?” U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 03 Mar. 2010. <http://www.uschambersmallbusinessnation.com/toolkits/guide/P15_1001> <br />  <br />“Why is ‘Going Green’ so Expensive?” Yahoo Answers. 27 Mar. 2010. <http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?quid= 20080331093618AA4c4Ib> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />

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