Tailoring Your Laudato Si’ Plan for Impact

Posted June 4, 2024

Unveiling Suggested Actions: Tailoring Your Laudato Si’ Plan for Impact

Creating a Laudato Si’ Plan embodies a commitment to transformative environmental and social change, inspired by the profound teachings of Laudato Si’. While crafting such a plan can be an invigorating experience, it often comes with challenges, especially when deciding which actions to prioritize to fulfill your unique community needs.


Understanding the Suggested Actions

Log into the platform to view our list of suggested actions. It is not merely a set of tasks—it is a compass that guides you through integrating the Laudato Si’ Goals into your daily practices. Developed in collaboration with subject-matter experts and leading Catholic organizations, these actions provide a roadmap for impactful engagement in various community contexts.

A glimpse of the platform’s dashboard.


Tailoring Actions to Your Needs

You know your community best. Whether you’re looking to enhance sustainability by evaluating your energy use, promote social justice by advocating for vulnerable  communities, or foster integral ecology through a book club, the suggested actions are designed to be flexible and adaptable to your circumstances. 


Actions That Make a Difference

The suggested actions represent some of the most impactful ways to make progress towards the Laudato Si’ Goals. Based on the wisdom of leading experts, they ensure that your efforts make an impact in your community and around the world. 

Here’s how you can make the most out of this valuable resource.

Get Started: Identify Your Goals

Begin by defining what you aim to achieve with your Laudato Si’ Plan. Think about the incremental progress towards the Laudato Si’ Goals that you want to make this year. Once your objectives  are clear, you can align them with the suggested actions that will best meet them.

Here are examples of the kind of actions you can select for the Laudato Si’ Goal “Response to the cry of the earth”

Each action comes with a description and guide.

Here are examples of the kind of actions you can select for the Laudato Si’ Goal “Ecological Spirituality”

Select Actions That Resonate

Answering a few questions in the assessment  will generate suggested actions that are right for your context. For instance, if your goal is to reduce waste, actions might include starting a recycling program or hosting educational workshops on sustainable waste management. You don’t have to implement every action suggested, and you’re more than welcome to develop your own actions.  Choose whatever gets you towards your objectives. 

Engage and Collaborate

Engage your community members, local leaders, and other stakeholders to leverage collective wisdom in refining and implementing your plan. Collaboration not only enhances the effectiveness of your actions but also ensures broader community buy-in and sustainability.

Reflect, Monitor, and Share

As you implement these actions, continuously reflect on their impact and effectiveness. Monitoring progress is crucial for understanding what works and what needs adjustment. It is a contemplative exercise. Sharing your successes and challenges with the wider Laudato Si’ community can inspire others and promote a global culture of care for our common home. We see this as an act of generosity and solidarity.


Final Thoughts

The suggested actions provided by the Laudato Si’ Action Platform are more than just steps; they are pathways to creating a sustainable and just world. As you embark on this journey, remember that each small action contributes to a larger transformation. By customizing and implementing these actions, you help bring the vision of Laudato Si’ to life, one step at a time.

We encourage you to review these actions, tailor them to your needs, and take confident steps towards a brighter, more sustainable future. Let’s continue to work together, with hope and determination, to care for our common home and each other.