This year, Redeemer’s Creation Care Team encourages you to skip the fasting from chocolate or soda, and instead, give up one thing every day that contributes to unnecessary waste and pollution in our environment. A “Carbon Fast Calendar,” with ideas for each day of Lent, will be available as we begin Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 26. A Temple Talk on Sunday, February 23, will help introduce the Calendar and how you can use it in ways that are best for you.
As we recall Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert, may this “Carbon Fast” not only strengthen our faith, but also prove that taking little steps toward environmental stewardship can have a big impact. You can get started now by calculating your carbon footprint at https://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx and then calculate your energy savings throughout the season of Lent. We can share our results with one another to see how, together as a community of faith and action, we are caring for God’s Creation in measurable ways.