Taking Responsibility for Climate Change

Sr. Mary Jean Sliwinski explains greenhouse gas – and how our small changes in lifestyle can make a big difference for the planet.

We face enormous challenges in preserving our earth for future generations. One of the challenges is to lessen the effects humans have on climate change. The temperature of the earth is rising because gas emissions, such as carbon and methane, are trapping heat in the atmosphere.

Do you understand how the greenhouse gas effect works? Many people don’t.

A carbon footprint calculator is a tool to measure your own personal emissions level. The result will tell you how many earths it would take to support your current lifestyle. You may be surprised. Using the calculator can raise your awareness and show you ways that you can reduce your carbon contribution.

Two carbon calculators you can try:


Watch How Global Warming Works

While you may think that your contribution is small or that you really can’t have a major effect on such a huge problem, remember every little bit helps…even a small change can make a big difference. And….tell others!

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Founded in Poland in 1855, the Felician Sisters are a congregation of women religious inspired by the spiritual ideals of their foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, and Saints Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi and Felix of Cantalice. Arriving in North America in 1874 following Blessed Mary Angela’s directive “to serve where needed,” they helped to weave the social service system. Today, the Felician Sisters founded, sponsor or support through the presence of our sisters, more than 40 ministries – all continuing to evolve to meet the needs of the people they serve.

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