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Join Now: I am Climate Change Campaign

Attention to climate change has reached a fevered pitch. All eyes and ears are focused on the United Nations conference in Paris later this year that may produce a commitment to prevent global warming from exceeding 2 degrees Celsius.

At the same time, Pope Francis has called on all of us to recognize the cause of climate change and to take action so that our common home can be cherished before it’s too late. Our Holy Father particularly emphasizes how climate change is affecting our planet right now and devastating poor and marginalized people and communities worldwide.

Inspired by the Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si’, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is responding with an advocacy campaign that invites college campuses throughout the United States to unite on this issue that affects us all—but most negatively our less fortunate brothers and sisters. 

Students like you have a powerful voice—and our elected officials need to hear it! 

Be a champion of this campaign on your campus by embracing these words:

I am the cause.

I am the solution.

I am Climate Change.

A powerful statement. We have all been part of the problem, but now we’re taking responsibility for finding a solution. We are all climate change.

CRS will provide you with everything you need, including a campaign calendar tied to key global events that will drive campaign action, a website with resources for on-campus rallies, social media takeover events, and letter writing campaigns to demonstrate our unity in this cause.

As CRS Student Ambassadors, you will be front and center—getting the word out on your campus, enlightening others about the cause and building our community to make change happen.

Just fill in your college or university name and your contact information by Friday, August 14 in order to be featured on our new website as one of the first schools to join the campaign. When you sign up, we’ll send you a sneak peek of the new website!  Questions? Email Danielle at danielle.roberts@crs.org.  After August 14, please continue to sign up and we will add you to the website at that time.  

 

Stay connected to the campaign now and throughout the year by following #IamClimateChange and @CRSUniversity on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.