Carbon Fast 2015

15 March: Wash dishes wisely

David Junior, Mozambique “The Chokwe district has huge agricultural potential since it is crossed by the Limpopo river. In the past, this area supplied major markets of the country. But because of increasing floods and droughts, we cannot irrigate in the same way. Due to our water problems, the agricultural area has shrunk by almost 75%.” …

15 March: Wash dishes wisely Read More »

13 March: Re-use shower water to flush the toilet

Bishop Ernesto, Mozambique “The effects of climate change are real in Mozambique, with historic flooding in the north a drought in the south. It is amazing how much a change in water affects our day-to-day lives. This impacts on human’s wellbeing as well as all of God’s creatures.” Re-use shower water to flush the toilet . Use …

13 March: Re-use shower water to flush the toilet Read More »

10 March: Choose smart transport

Dr. Mathew Koshy Punnackadu, India “Many major Indian cities, including Mumbai, Pune, and Kolkata, feel the impacts of air pollution. Our kids’ lungs are aging faster than they are. Children often feel the physical effects of toxic air acutely. We want our children to live. We must all urgently act to stop air pollution.” Choose smart …

10 March: Choose smart transport Read More »

8 March: Look beyond the power bill

Tia Banda, Malawi “Malawi depends largely on hydroelectric power for energy in both its industry and domestic uses. Persistent droughts and erratic rains caused by climate change have reduced water levels in Lake Malawi; as a result, Malawi is experiencing extreme blackouts that last a minimum of 24 hours. This affects all production in micro-enterprises and …

8 March: Look beyond the power bill Read More »

6 March: Conserve

Amb Crispin Grey-Johnson, Gambia “Fuel poverty is the bane of our lives here in The Gambia. Daily power outages affect every aspect of our lives. We cannot conserve food or run our businesses. Our children cannot study properly; security is a problem; our hospitals cannot function properly and the list goes on. Resolving the power situation …

6 March: Conserve Read More »