We are an interfaith group of volunteers concerned with climate change and how it will affect our beautiful planet. We are guided by our various faith traditions to take action to help change the course of global warming. We help faith communities at no cost to navigate the opportunities, resources, and expertise needed to care for creation – our common home and the environment all life needs to thrive.
Global warming is an urgent problem. And like many problems, it has an ethical aspect. The earth’s warming is already affecting millions of people, often those least responsible for climate change and most susceptible to its risks. According to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, “As is always the case, the poor and vulnerable are the first to suffer and the worst hit.” We’re already seeing many climate change effects today: raging wildfires, more frequent and stronger hurricanes, greater flooding, and longer droughts. Sea levels are rising. Glaciers are shrinking. Plant and animal ranges are shifting. And the planet is suffering from all of these impacts. As Desmond Tutu has said, “Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse.”
Carbon dioxide, the major heat-trapping gas generating global warming, stays in the atmosphere hundreds of years. And it takes some time for the planet to respond to this warming. So even if we stopped producing greenhouse gases tomorrow, we would continue to feel the repercussions of climate change for years to come. But we can alleviate the worst catastrophes by reducing our carbon emissions and planning for the changes ahead.
The Wisconsin Creation Care Ambassadors hopes to be a part of these transformations. We want to help faith communities reduce their carbon footprint in a variety of ways.
We can help!
Learn about the ways we can help you and your faith community.
Will you join us?
Our mission is only possible if we have a team of dedicated volunteers working with us. It takes all of us to protect our world for future generations.