Written on: August 18, 2022
There have been many articles written recently about various aspects of plastic pollution. Here are a few titles to help you learn more about how this is being reported in the news and addressed by different constituencies:
Click here to view THE LETTER which tells the story of the journey to Rome of frontline leaders in caring for Earth to discuss the encyclical letter Laudato Si’ with Pope Francis.
We have focused on the Common Good with a suggested reading of Laudato Si’ Chapter 4, Sections IV and V. We highly recommend viewing the video from Duquesne University: What Exactly is the Common Good?
Additional videos relevant to the Common Good:
Whatever Happened to the Common Good? The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life from Georgetown University (65 mins.)
Why the Common Good Disappeared and How We Get It Back. Talk at UC Berkley by Robert Reich an American professor, author, lawyer, and political commentator. (57:42)
Understanding Laudato Si’. Presented by Rev. Daniel P. Horan, OFM. Series begins with an overview of Laudato Si’ and each succeeding video focuses on one chapter.
What is Integral Ecology? Eco-Catholic, A Call to Conversion. 5 minutes, 30 seconds. Cartoon images with valuable, easy to understand information explaining integral ecology. (also available on YouTube)
Circular Economy: definition & examples 6 minutes
ECOLOGICAL VIDEOS BY ANNIE LEONARD, Co-Executive Director of Greenpeace USA
Message on Climate Change 6:36 min.
The story of Stuff 21:17 min.
Hope is the Alternate Form of Resistance 5:39 min.
Design, Justice and Zero Waste 53:41 min.
The Story of Bottled Water 8:04 min.
What is Biodiversity? 3:05 min.
Biodiversity: Bill Nye 22:59 min.
The Global Movement to Restore Nature’s Biodiversity Thomas Crowther 11:37 min.
Why Do We Need Nature? 4:30 min.
Types of Biodiversity 3:10 min.
One Earth 4:27 min.
How to Save Our Planet 8:28 min.
The Battle for Biodiversity 3:47 min.
Biodiversity Loss- A Documentary 14:34 min.
There are many more videos both from Annie Leonard and on Biodiversity. To Access: Using the microphone on your Comcast remote control device simply say “You Tube Annie Leonard or Biodiversity.” Many choices will be displayed.