Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Organizers: Madrid WYD was carbon neutral

Catholic World News - August 29, 2011

The 26th World Youth Day in Madrid was a “zero emissions” event, according to organizers.

“Unable to avoid the kind of pollution that comes from mass demonstrations like that of Madrid, the organizers have decided to compensate for it by contributing to environmental sustainability projects,” L’Osservatore Romano reported. “The economic aid corresponding to WYD’s greenhouse emissions will be funneled into five projects, one for each continent: a field of wind energy in New Caledonia, a small hydropower plant in Honduras, a reforestation project in Uganda, and two projects for methane recovery in landfills in China and Turkey.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($33,448 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,552.49
96% 4%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The dispensations of the Jubilee Year are a two-edged sword. 1 hours ago
Please, don't read the headlines 21 hours ago
Ezra the Odd: A Lesson in Fidelity? September 2
Famous actors bring the New Testament to dramatic life in this audio Bible September 1
Preparing for the Jubilee of Mercy September 1

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: SSPX priests will licitly and validly absolve sins during Jubilee of Mercy CWN - September 1