Over the last six months I have become involved in working on the issue of climate change. I serve on the Cincinnati Archdiocesan Social Actian Commission, and we have created a Climate Change Task Force to help parishes in the archdiocese become aware of the issue of climate change and to commit to doing something about it. We are one of the pilot dioceses for the Catholic Climate Covenant and the St. Francis Pledge. http://catholicclimatecovenant.org/ I was able to go with small groups of Task Force members to visit the Cincinnati offices of the tw0 Ohio Senators, Voinovich and Brown. In addition to the archdiocesan effort, I am also a member of the steering committee helping to design the Ignatian Solidarity Network spring teach-in on environmental justice and sustainability at Wheeling College March 5-8. Climate change is not an easy sell.