This summer, Pope Francis released his second encyclical, Laudato Si. It is the only papal encyclical dedicated to environmentalism, and unlike other encyclicals, it is not addressed to the bishops of the Catholic Church; rather, he writes it to every person in the world, saying, “In this encyclical, I would like to enter into dialogue with all people about our common home.” This is an important document for environmentalism, and EnviroForensics has pulled 25 useful tips from the encyclical in a slideshow entitled, “Care for Our Common Home: Practical Tips for Helping the Environment.”
Conservation of our natural resources is a cause that is important to EnviroForensics as we perform environmental investigation and remediation for our clients. Pope Francis’ encyclical is a major statement on how essential it is that we care for our environment and sustain these resources.
These tips come directly from the guidance offered by Pope Francis in Laudato Si. A few of the tips include:
- Reduce, reuse, recycle. Preserve resources, use them more efficiently, moderate consumption and limit use of non-renewable resources.
- Promote green construction with energy efficient homes and buildings.
- Promote smart growth. Create livable communities with beautiful design and plentiful green spaces for everyone.
- Less is more. Stop needless consumption.
Laudato Si is a step forward for environmentalism. Pope Francis invites us all, believers and non-believers alike, to take care of our common home and work together to make it a cleaner place—a cause that is at the heart of EnviroForensics’ work.
Here is a link to the slideshow: Care for Our Common Home: Practical Tips for Helping the Environment