In addition to the immediacy and visibility of the pilgrim’s kit, there are other accompanying and important choices of sustainability which, even if they are less visible, may contribute significantly to the reduction of the environmental impact of the event, as well as its numerous organizational aspects:
- Common transportation with low emission
- catering with products from organisations working on properties confiscated by the state from criminal networks
- breaks will be furnished with organic and sustainable products in disposable material which are biodegradable and compostable
- water supply through inhouse water system
- Set-up will be done with reusable and low-impact materials
The Care for Creation of The Economy of Francesco will not be limited to the preparation and running of the event: following a final report that will give an account of the index impact of the event with special attention to the CO2 emitted into the atmosphere, we are studying a system of compensation which may consist of creating a renewable and solidarity energy community, on the model of the Lucensis Project.
This initiative seeks to give the sense of commitment in favour of the care of the common home that does not end with the event, but also continues on: in these pages we shall continue to give updates on good practices of integral ecology which will run until it is fully done.
Through these good practices we wish to be a sign which conveys the urgent message that there can’t be any future without the care of our common home.
Care that begins with little daily actions, from conscious choices leading to responsible and prudent use of resources, to the promotion of a circular economic system that places value on material and favours its reuse.
Of no less importance is the adoption of an ethical model of finance, away from abuse and speculation, and close to and supportive of the weakest and most impoverished social groups, as the spirit of St. Francis teaches.
All these activities were made possible by the choices of the Committee, and by the support of the partners for the sustainable event.