Monday, February 8, 2016

Carbon Fast

The Australian Religious Conference is promoting a Carbon Fast as a Lenten practice. It invites us to make a practical step toward living more sustainably and reducing our carbon footprint.
They have a calendar with a challenge for each day to increase our awareness to simplify our lives.
Christians in various contexts have begun to adapt the tradition of fasting during Lent to help people be more mindful of their impact on creation. Suggested practices include saying "no" to plastic or recycling responsibly, relevant today in view of the recent report that warned there would be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050.
As Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, the 10th of February, here are some carbon fast calendars to encourage mindfulness and reflection.
Pope Francis has implored us to prepare for Easter by practicing the works of mercy. These Lenten resources can guide us in pondering and acting with mercy to people and the planet in caring for God’s creation.
Download the calendar here, and begin your Lenten journey to sustainability.

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