Integral ecology is a concept recently popularized in 2015 by Pope Francis in the encyclical Laudato Si’. It refers to an integrated and holistic approach to political, social, economic, and environmental problems by recognizing that many of the issues we face are interconnected and need to be looked at as a whole, and not just in part. To familiarize yourself with this important term and its use, we have developed a list of resources.
- What is Integral Ecology? – This short YouTube video is an excellent overview of integral ecology, based upon Laudato Si’
- Archbishop W Goh explains integral ecology in the light of Christian Mission
- How we got to where we are – In this YouTube video, Sir David Attenborough explains how humans can take charge of our future and save our planet.
- Be a Believer – This video in song helps explain the issues we face
- Ecology and Habitat – This video explains how the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park changed the Park’s ecology and habitat
- At least 85% of the world’s population has been affected by climate change, new study shows by Annabelle Timsit and Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post, Oct. 12, 2021
- Vincentian integral ecology: Reflections for a post-pandemic world by Joe Fitzgerald, CM, Congregation of the Mission, June 4, 2020
- How Minorities Are Disproportionately Affected by Climate Change, and What We Can Do to Help by Lainey Laband, Sierra Club, Nov. 24, 2020
- New Wine Needs New Wineskins by Ilia Delio, Center for Christogenesis, June 21, 2021
- Integral Ecology by Thomas Reese, National Catholic Reporter, August 27, 2015
- The climate crisis, migration, and refugees by Joe Podesta, July 25, 2019
- Climate change affects rich and poor unequally. Climate justice redresses the balance by Harpreet Kaur Paul, Greenpeace, March 9, 2020