The message spread during the pilgrimage has been clear: climate change is one of the greatest challenges that humanity is facing and it is necessary to act and do so quickly. The news about extreme weather events of the last months (among many, floods in Italy, the cyclone Patricia in Mexico and the effects of Nino in South America) and, most recently, on the terrorist attacks in Paris, accompanied the journey and reinforced the conviction that the initiative of the pilgrimage towards Paris were more than ever right and necessary.
- direct testimony of those who saw their homes destroyed because of the typhoon in the Philippines Hayan or those who are afraid of losing their lives because of rising water levels of the oceans (this is the case of the Pacific Climate Warriors, group of people coming from 10 different islands in the Pacific that reached the pilgrims in Assisi);
- silence of some pilgrims for a few days in order to symbolically give voice to all the victims of climate change, "physical victims" (the reference is not only to people but to all creatures, plants and animals that disappear every day because of climate change) but also "social victims" that are the residue of an unjust society that does not allow those who suffer from the effects of climate change to make their voices heard;
- handwriting of the Encyclical “Laudato Si”, a text that inspires the pilgrimage and that the group wants to present to world leaders in Paris trough a daily transcription on a small notebook;
- collection of local environmental instances: by visiting symbolic environmental places, local community representatives have described the issues related to the environment on their own territory that the pilgrims are planning to bring at Paris.
- interviews with local, national and international media.