The human community is intimately and intrinsically connected with the whole of Creation. We cannot thrive, nor in many cases survive, outside of healthy and diverse ecosystems. Yet the marked realities of global warming, loss of biodiversity, and the contamination and depletion of water and soil resources make it ever more clear that the path we are on is self-destructive and unsustainable.
Through the light of Catholic social thought and tradition, the Integral Ecology Project:
• analyzes the structural mechanisms driving the ecological crisis;
• reveals the social justice ramifications; and
• illuminates the hopeful signs on the path to a more sustainable andjust future.