Laudato Si' Project began is 2016 in response to Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home. Laudato Si' Project is a tax-deductible 501(c)3 non-profit that seeks restore humanity's connection to the natural world through education, stewardship and recreation. This is done through educational programming, stewardship projects, recreational outings and partnerships with schools, parishes and land-owners.
Joe Meyer, Executive Director
Joe Meyer has always had a passion for the natural world and felt the presence of God in His Creation from an early age. As a result of his passion for ecology and teaching, he graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a Bachelor's degree in biology/environmental science education and later a Masters in Education from UW-La Crosse. He taught in National Parks and Environmental Education Centers across the country and strives to connect people with the natural world around them.
Joe has a long time interest in Church teaching as it relates to care for the environment and after Laudato Si' was published by Pope Francis, he decided to create Laudato Si' Project to further what was laid out in the encyclical. By utilizing education, stewardship, and recreation, Laudato Si' Project works to increase humanity's connection to the natural world while fostering a deeper faith .
Joe Meyer currently teaches at Marquette University High School, a premier college preparatory school in Milwaukee, WI. This provides the great opportunity to take the curriculum his students learn in science and theology classes and apply it to the educational and stewardship experiences they have via Laudato Si' Project.
Restoring Our Natural Connection
LAUDATO SI' PROJECT
These five amazing individuals have shaped the way I see the natural world. They are an inspiration to me and the Laudato Si' Project.
- Joe Meyer, Executive Director