St. Mary’s commits to Pope Francis’ ecological efforts
November 22, 2021 - St. Mary's University News and Communications

University is first in Texas to join the seven-year journey to “care for our common home”

A St. Mary’s student volunteers in a community garden during Continuing the Heritage. St. Mary’s University is the first university in Texas among a global cohort of more than 100 universities to join Pope Francis’ seven-year action plan to implement environmental sustainability measures.

The international effort, known as the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, launched on Nov. 14. It builds on Francis’ 2015 encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home,” by calling for actions to address global warming.

“We need a new ecological approach that can transform our way of dwelling in the world, our styles of life, our relationship with the resources of the Earth and, in general, our way of looking at humanity and of living life,” Francis said in a video message translated by the Catholic News Agency. [Read More]