Carbon Fast 2017

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, 1 March, to Saturday 8th of April is a time of repentance, reflection and action. Each week has a theme with a prayer and actions for each day.

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


Find PDF version HERE  

USA/Canada  Letter format   HERE

USA/Canada  Tabloid format HERE 


THEMES for each of the five weeks:

Week Theme
1-4 March  Preparing 
5 – 11 March  Food
12 – 18 March  Energy
19- 25 March Water
26 March- 1 April  Waste 
2- 8 April  Plants

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