"I was encouraged when Pope Francis released his encyclical on the environment. And that got worldwide attention because Catholics have a pope. Muslims leaders around the country are saying the same thing, but we don't have a pope. There was a summit on the environment in Instanbul, and there was an Islamic declaration on climate change. There's hope...that we can as people of people of faith come together and be on the same side...We have as allies as one another--people who take this God-given charge seriously."
Several organizations and individuals were recognized at the NMIPL gathering for their work on environmental sustainability and the fight against climate change. Here are a few photographs.