Barry’s Mission and Core Commitments call us to recognize the sacredness of Earth and engage in meaningful efforts toward social change. The Adrian Dominican Sisters’ 2016 General Chapter Enactment on climate change says:
Recognizing the violence against Earth community that places our common home in dire jeopardy and intensifies the suffering of people on the margins, future generations and all creation, we will sacrifice to mitigate significantly our impact on climate change and ecological degradation.
In addition, the Encyclical Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, is Pope Francis’ urgent appeal to the entire world to acknowledge the environmental crisis, to take a hard look at our culture of consumerism and to work together to find and implement viable solutions for the common good. Increasing environmental stresses call each of us and our University to create responses that will support ecological sustainability for future generations. Get involved!