Earth Day Call to Action
As women of faith, our ethic of environmental stewardship is informed by prophetic counsel. For example, President Russell M. Nelson proclaimed: “We should care for the earth, be wise stewards over it, and preserve it for future generations.”
We are at a critical juncture for taking effective action and implementing policy to mitigate the effects of climate change. This is particularly urgent for poor and marginalized communities, who are disproportionately impacted by climate change. The climate is changing independent of partisan interests or national boundaries — it is a concern that must be tackled collaboratively. You can find more background information from MWEG here.
In honor of Earth Month, contact your members of Congress to let them know you are concerned about environmental issues and that you want them to prioritize effective environmental policies. Your personal message, specific experiences, and policy priorities will be impactful to your representative and senators. You may choose to emphasize concerns at the global or national level or focus on issues specific to your state or community. We suggest you choose one or two concepts to focus on. A few ideas are included below:
- Wise stewardship of the earth
- Addressing burdens on vulnerable communities
- Legislation that addresses climate change
- Water quality and infrastructure
- Reducing fossil fuels
- Land conservation
You can submit a letter to all of your elected representatives at once using MWEG's advocacy tool. Quickly enter your contact information, write your letter, and send with just one click. Need help gathering your thoughts? Check out the writing prompts found below.
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