Carbon Fast 2015

Wednesday March 11

Precycle! Be aware of packaging, buy glass which can be easily recycled, and avoid excess packaging and keep an eye out for recycled containers “I brought you into a fertile land to eat its fruit and rich produce. But you came and defiled my land and made my inheritance detestable.” Jeremiah 2:7 We all know about recycling, but have you considered “pre-cycling?” Rather than producing a …

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Tuesday March 10

Avoid using styrofoam packaging, when buying a take-away use recycled paper or a reusable container “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body”. 1 Cor 6:19 Apart from …

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Monday March 9

Meat Free Monday  Think twice about taking a bag if your purchase is small, reuse bags and being a cloth bag or bags Become a bag lady (or gent) DID YOU KNOW Plastic shopping bags are usually not biodegradable. Even the ‘biodegradable’ ones never completely disappear, they break up into little pieces. Plastic is made from petroleum Plastic often ends …

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Sunday March 8

RENEW YOUR CHURCH Jeremiah 6:16  -: This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look;  ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.” Can you be an agent of change in your church. …

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Friday March 6

Smart Fish Friday Conserve your light, turn off fixtures when not in use, and use LED and other wattage lowering options LESSEN YOUR LIGHTS “Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house”. Matt 5;15 How to save electricity on …

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Thursday March 5

Recharge your batteries :Rechargeable batteries can last 500 times longer than single use, and always find a place to recycle them. “Let us not become weary in doing good,” Galatians 6:9  Did you know? Every year over 15 billion batteries are produced and sold worldwide Household batteries that are thrown out with the rubbish end up in landfills where they corrode …

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Tuesday March 3

Properly maintain major appliances and use reasonable temperatures. Fill your empty fridge space with water and the freezer with ice. FIX YOUR FREEZER “By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen fast”  Job 37:10   For most people the fridge is the item in the house which uses the second largest amount of electricity because it …

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Monday March 2

Meat Free Monday Check your tyre pressure, under inflation can cause a 5% decrease in petrol mileage, releasing more pollution. Time to re-tyre!  You’ll travel safely, you’ll neither tire nor trip. Prov 3:23 We often don’t think of tyres as being an environmental issue. By maintaining them properly you help conserve the energy and resources that would go into making new …

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