“10,000 Pagans Raise Their Voices For Environmental Action”
This might be the headline this summer.
Help us get 10,000 signatures by Summer Solstice this year (June 21) for “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment”.
It’s been 2 weeks since “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment” was published and already over 2,000 people have signed from all over the world. 10,000 Pagans represents just 1% of the Pagans in the United States. Since we are collecting these signatures from all over the world, the goal is even more realistic.
Why the Summer Solstice?
The Pope’s environmental encyclical is going to be published this summer. It is expected to be historical, and it is already drawing a lot of media attention. A previous environmental encyclical by Pope Benedict explicitly contrasted Catholic earth stewardship with “neo-paganism” and another statement by Pope Francis suggests he may have a similar perspective on paganism. Regardless of whether Pope Francis explicitly mentions paganism this summer, there is going to be talk in the press about paganism, and this is an ideal opportunity to share a Pagan vision of ecological sustainability with the world.
Here’s what you can do:
- If you belong to a Pagan organization that has a mailing list, email list or newsletter, ask someone in the organization to promote the statement to its members.
- Share the statement with 5 Pagan friends in a personal email or personal Facebook message. We need signatures, not Facebook likes (so a post on your wall is good, but not enough). So ask your friends to go to ecopagan.com to sign the statement.
- If you haven’t already done so, go to ecopagan.com to sign the statement.