Older generations:protect our planet

Long before we were born, older generations started down the path of harming the Earth, our common home.

The climate crisis is bringing suffering, destruction and conflict to our human family, particularly the poorest. We’re in the midst of a mass extinction, with up to 200 species going extinct every single day because of the unprecedented destruction of ecosystems. Our air, lands, and waters are polluted and natural space is disappearing.

God called us to protect the Earth. For us young people and for all poor and vulnerable people, we urge leaders in the Church and leaders who make decisions in the political world to change course. As Pope Francis recognized in his encyclical letter Laudato Si’, “Young people demand change.”

We demand change. Older generations: make the hard decisions to turn the course and protect the planet we will inherit.

We are the Laudato Si’ Generation

The climate crisis is an existential threat for our generation. But we’re stepping up with Pope Francis to protect our world.

Pope Francis told young people to disrupt the status quo by being positive troublemakers for what we believe in.

We urge:

  • Bishops and Church leaders to accelerate the implementation of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical at all levels–in the Vatican, dioceses, and all Catholic institutions.
  • Political leaders to make the courageous decisions to end the fossil fuel era and protect us and the planet we share.
  • Fellow young Catholics to join us in building a massive worldwide movement for our common home and our common future.

We will deliver your signature to Church and political leaders.

Read more details about our call here.

If you represent a group or network of young people, join us here

“Young people demand change.”
(Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ 13)

Our inspiration

We are inspired by two prophetic leaders.

Pope Francis called for urgent ecological action in Laudato Si’ and urged us young Catholics to disrupt the status quo, “making a mess” to create a better world.

Greta Thunberg is a 15-year-old Swedish student who started the #FridaysForFuture movement with her weekly “Climate Strike.”

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