“We have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”
– Pope Francis, Laudato Si
In response to the cry of the community and the call from Pope Francis in Laudato Si’, Olancho Aid has signed the U.S. Catholic Climate Declaration and committed to bringing together local leaders, organizations, universities, students, and businesses to raise awareness and take action to protect our common home.
In an economy based on agriculture, like that of Olancho, climate instability can result in devastation. In recent years, Hondurans have experienced both ends of the extremes with destructive flooding and severe drought.
Deforestation is an ongoing concern in Honduras and it is known to exacerbate both flooding and droughts.
In an effort to do our small part to address this concern, Olancho Aid has committed to bringing together local leaders, organizations, universities, students, and businesses to plant 10,000+ trees. You can help make this initiative possible.