World Environment Day prayer – June 5
On June 5, the world celebrates World Environment Day. The topic is particularly a powerful one, because there’s room for everyone to take a moment to question how we live and how it impacts our living planet. The theme asks everyone to evaluate our consumer habits: how we shop, eat and travel.
The UN Environment Programme says creating more sustainable lifestyles is crucial: “By 2050, if current consumption and production patterns remain the same and with a rising population expected to reach 9.6 billion, we will need three planets to sustain our way of life. Living well within planetary boundaries is the most promising strategy for ensuring a healthy future.”
On World Environment Day, we invite you to pray the Saint Francis’s Canticle of All Creatures with others.
“Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose, we can make a tremendous difference.”
– UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon