Climate Change Educational Resources


In order to faithfully respond to the climate crisis, it is important we acknowledge the reality and breadth of the issue.  

Members of the Education Sub-committee are available to offer a presentation, Climate Change 101: Hope is a Renewable Resource, for small groups and parishes. For more information, contact Kate Varley and Rev. Paula Walker.

In addition, the Commission on Climate Change has compiled the following resources to offer an introduction to the science behind climate change and robust educational material to help individuals and congregations grasp the urgency of this issue and how it will impact us locally and effect our global community:


Climate & Creation Care Highlights

| Earth Day 2024

The Bishop’s Commission on Climate Change invite’s diocesan congregations, schools, institutions and individuals to commemorate Earth Day with bell ringing, prayer, or meditation for a symbolic 7 minutes, eight seconds (equivalent to 425 seconds); 425 represents the present level of CO2 as parts per million in Earth’s atmosphere – the highest in millions of years.* As a significant greenhouse gas, scientists warn that this intense concentration of CO2 has severe impacts on global temperature, sea levels, and is a key contributor to the climate crisis. 

By ringing our church bells in alarm and moving as an Episcopal community in prayer, meditation, and action, our diocese is responding to the charge of the House of Bishops during the 80th General Convention in 2022: “Confronting climate change and environmental degradation has never been more urgent. As members of The Episcopal Church, we are committed in baptism to resist evil, seek God’s will, treat all people with dignity, and strive for justice and peace. Living into these promises, we must face the climate crisis for the sake of love of God and neighbor…We, God’s faithful, are called to share the hope that will empower change.”

Download Ring Out for Earth resources including prayers and meditation guidance here. 

*CO2 level as measured by the Keeling Curve, https://keelingcurve.ucsd.ed