Catholic church ‘a climate change sinner’ July 18, 2009Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
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Catholic church ‘a climate change sinner’
THE Catholic Church has confessed it is one of the biggest carbon emission sinners in Australia
Via The Daily Telegraph, July 18, 2009
Catholic Earthcare, the organisation set up in 2002 by bishops to advise the church on environmental issues, admitted the Australian Catholic church has a carbon footprint dwarfing other major organisations.
Ms Redmond says the decision to analyse the church’s carbon emissions using high-tech new tools developed by CarbonSystems, a private firm which helps organisations reduce carbon output, would lead to a reduction of the church’s footprint.
The move was backed yesterday by former US vice-president and environmental campaigner Al Gore who met Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in Sydney this week.
“The availability of this new tool for measuring our impact on the environment will allow us to measure and manage, to help us be good stewards in caring for God’s creation,” Mr Gore said.