ALL ACTIONS

This page lists all the actions spread across our site. You can use this list to help your parish plan what activities they will take up on their Journey. You can see these actions in the context of how they fit into parish life in our Parish Guide to Laudato Si’. Explore here

To help you choose actions that suit your parish’s needs, you can filter the results by areas of parish life, The Vatican’s Laudato Si’ Goals, The livesimply Award categories, or even mix and match!

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Investigate your community’s ethical consumption

Use the Parish Ethical Consumption Toolkit resource to review all aspects of parish consumption, including energy, communications, cleaning etc.
https://justmoney.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Ethical-Purchasing-Policy.pdf

ENCOURAGE BETTER TECHNOLOGY

Invest in and advocate for better technology and infrastructure to help others reduce their carbon emissions.

ENCOURAGE PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Make use of your community’s public transport links (and advocate for better if they are not sufficient!).

GIVE SOMEONE A LIFT

Help cut down traffic and air pollution by sharing your car with other parishioners, especially if they rely on a lift to get there!

FORAGING

We are going on a berry hunt! Organise a foraging expedition with someone who knows their way around a hedgerow.
This could be for wild garlic, elder flower, blackberries, or the highly popular sloe. This is an activity that has different treasures with every season.

PLANT SWAP

A parish plant swap or sale is a great way to encourage people to grow their own food at home.
It enables members of the community to make the best use of their skills and space to grow their favorites and share with others. Knowing that Mrs Goggins has succeeded in creating hardy tomatoes, while you have got the beans off to a roaring start means you can both look forward to a varied harvest! A plant sale can also be a great way of raising funds for other projects.

SIGN UP TO A NEWSLETTER

Sometimes the simplest way to keep informed of world issues is to sign up to a newsletter of an organisation involved in advocacy.
You could make sure there is a print copy of a charity bulletin on the church notice board.

NEWSLETTER

The Parish newsletter is a great way of informing people of current events, drawing attention to urgent appeals and communicating…
…what actions are going on in your parish and locally. Reading the newsletter as we wait for mass to start can put us in the right frame of mind if the content is reflective or thought provoking. How is my salvation tied with that of the world and my neighbours? Make sure you include any web links so people can follow up in their own time. Make sure the key events are read out from the pulpit.

MEET YOUR MP

It’s an MP’s job to respond to the concerns of their communities, but you need to communicate with them to let them know…
…what you care about! Try and build a relationship with your MP, invite them to see the amazing things your parish is doing and inspire them to engage with ecological issues at a national level.
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APPRECIATING THE WORLD THROUGH ART

“When you painted on earth…it was because you caught glimpses of Heaven in the earthly landscape.” (C.S. Lewis)
“When you painted on earth…it was because you caught glimpses of Heaven in the earthly landscape. The success of your painting was that it enabled others to see the glimpses too.” (C.S. Lewis) Is there an artist in the parish that could help run art reflection workshops? A scientist, an artist and a theologian could make quite a team in helping us appreciate God’s creation.
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GREENING URBAN AREAS

Work with your local community to bring the beauty of nature into your urban spaces.
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CREATE A COMMUNITY QUIET GARDEN

Could your Parish grounds provide a quiet space to the local community?
Could your Parish grounds provide a quiet space to the local community, or a dedicated area for prayer and reflection? ‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest’ (St Mark’s Gospel 6.31). If Jesus regularly and consistently needed such space to just ‘be’, then so do we.
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Parish Film Night

Documentaries can help build an appreciation of the natural world…
Why not host a parish film night? Documentaries can help build an appreciation of the natural world, whilst watching them together helps build community and allows for some exciting discussion. Try a BBC nature documentary or the Global Healing film series commissioned by The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.