“So we fasted and implored our God for this, and he listened to our entreaty” Ezra 8:23
#fastfortheclimate – Join people around the world fasting for the planet on the 1st of every month. Fastfortheclimate
What is the Fast for the Climate?
When Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda had just devastated the Philippines in November 2013, then climate commissioner Yeb Saño was at the UN climate talks in Warsaw. His own family was caught up in the disaster that killed thousands and destroyed homes and livelihoods across the country.
In a moving speech, Yeb said he would not eat until the Warsaw conference ended or delivered actions that would ‘stop the madness’ of the climate crisis. So long as the people he represented could not eat, nor would he.
Hundreds of others from around the world chose to fast with him in solidarity.
The Fast For The Climate has grown into global movement with participation of youth groups, environmental groups and faith-based groups, who all want urgent action on climate change by governments.
On the first day of every month, thousands of people around the world fast from Food in solidarity with those impacted by climate change.
Commit to joining this movement!
“Fasting made climate change real for me, opened my eyes and brought me closer to my neighbours. This is one of the reasons why fasting once a month is interesting: it raises one’s awareness on a regular basis and not only when extreme weather events happen. As long as you share your commitment around you, you help raising awareness about climate change. And that is, after all, what makes your fast matter.” — Martin Kopp.