Here we share what environmental initiative worked for us on a personal, individual or family level. What was it, how do we know it worked and any tips to help other people try it too.

If you need inspiration, take a look here.

To share initiatives that worked for a community (in a parish, school or in a shared building) use the sister page here.

What was it?Laudato Si’ goal (if known)Measure of success?Tips to help
Writing to a supermarket to ask them to stop using plastic to wrap recycled paper productsAdoption of Simple LifestylesSupermarket switched to paper wrapping 6 months laterDon’t think your voice is too small to be heard. Ten small voices is a choir.
Examples of Laudato Si’ initiatives that worked for an individual or family

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Maybe we tried something and it didn’t really work? We can share that too: what was it, why it didn’t work so well and what you would change about it if others wanted to try it.

What was it?Why it didn’t work so well?How would you change it if you were to try again?Things to avoid (if relevant)
Walking to the local supermarket to buy breadTook a lot of time and found out the bread contained palm oil! Find an alternative local bakery or alternative breadPalm oil (if unavoidable then it must be marked as sustainable)
Examples of Laudato Si’ initiatives that did not work for an individual or a family

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