Which sustainable shopping possibilities can be found in the urban area of Graz? In which areas of everyday life can a sustainable and responsible way of life be realized? To what extent do sustainable consumption projects represent an alternative to conventional consumption? Do Carla, VinziShop, VinziMarkt and Repair Café also have theological significance? These questions were examined by employing a practice oriented, ethical, sustainable and moral approach. Theologically, especially the environmental encyclical Laudato si by Pope Francis, is to be considered an incentive and encouragement to set a “mark against the existing society marked by surpluses and wastage” of today. Sustainable consumption starts at the everyday purchasing decisions of every single person. Consumer choices and consumer needs of the people must be focused on responsibility towards creation and subsequent generations. Non-profit employment projects create jobs in addition to their ethical and sustainable value an aspect that is not unimportant at a time of mass unemployment and their negative consequences for humans. The integration of sustainable living concepts in urban space allows the implementation of a socially more equitable and livable future. Pope Francis encourages his contemporaries to serve as “instruments of God in the conservation of Creation” to create their environment.