World Environment Day

world_environment_day.pngTuesday, 5 June, was World Environment Day.  Established by the United Nations, World Environment Day encourages worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.  This year’s theme, ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’, spotlights how organisations and communities around the world are coming together to combat single-use plastic pollution.  While the theme for this day is very specific, and in response to current world events, in his encyclical, Laudato si’, Pope Francis reminds us that care of creation is at the heart of the scriptures and is embedded deeply in our Catholic tradition and teaching.