Environmental Stewardship

Encourage Carpooling

One way that Catholics can continue to respond positively to Laudato Si is by sharing rides to Sunday Mass, school, and parish events.  Some parishes attract parishioners from as many different towns.  Others, especially suburban parishes, have more tightly clustered parishioners. There are many opportunities in each parish for folks to carpool to church or school, and thus reduce their consumption of fossil.  Carpooling to church can also serve as an extra way for parishioners to get to know each other and ease parking issues. 
For commuters, MassDOT offers tips and guidance on carpooling through massRIDES.com to help improve commuters set up car pools, save money, and improve the quality of our air.  Additionally, parishes and parish organizations can develop carpool lists and databases to link parishioners interested in carpooling.