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WHAT IS A CARBON FAST?

What is a carbon fast for Lent? For Anglicans, Catholics and many others, Lent is the time when we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, facing challenge and temptation. It is a time when we reflect on God’s purpose for our life. Many Anglicans take this opportunity to fast from coffee, alcohol or chocolates. But this year our challenge is deeper, to take a carbon fast – to reduce the actions which damage God’s Creation. To reduce our use of petrol, electricity, plastic, paper, water and toxins. We will take small steps for a more sustainable world, and by doing so rediscover a different relationship with God, with Creation and with one another. How do I take a carbon fast? From Ash Wednesday, 14 February, to 24th of March is a time of repentance, reflection and action. Each week has a theme with a prayer and actions for each day.

THEMES for each of the five weeks:

Week Theme
10-13 February  Preparing 
14 – 20 February  Food
21 – 27  February   Energy
28 February – 5 March Waste 
6 March-  12 March   Water 
13 – 19  March  Plants

 

Here is the link to download the 40 actions for the month.

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