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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Areas of Parish Life
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Host a repair café for the wider community

Build and Support the circular economy.

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!).

CREATE A CYCLE LOCKUP

Nobody wants to leave their expensive bike outside if it’s at risk of being stolen.
In setting up safe and accessible bike lockups, we can encourage people to get on their bikes and ride!

WALK OR CYCLE TO CHURCH

The simplest way we can reduce our parish’s transport emissions is by encouraging the community to walk to church if they are able to.
For many people, driving short distances is a force of habit; it requires a behaviour change to learn to give a bit more time to walk to mass – but is often much less stressful when you consider the nightmare that is most parish’s parking situations! Invite parishioners to try walking to mass, perhaps as groups if they live close to each other and to hold each other accountable.

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!

TRANSPORT SURVEY

It’s a good idea to try and get the statistics of how people in your parish travel to mass.
You could run a quick survey at the end of mass, or run a deeper paper/online survey to gauge how far people are traveling and what the barriers are for them to choose a greener way of traveling. Once you have a good understanding of why people travel the way they do, you’ll be able to tailor your activities to address the behaviour change!

PRESERVING

Preserve food you have grown in your gardens by making jams, pickles, sauces and chutneys – a yummy way to reduce food waste!
Preserving food is also a fun, creative way of reusing glass jars and bottles and making gifts for your loved ones.

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.