In England in recent years, bishops encouraged people to do something different to observe the season: go on a carbon fast.
Even though she is not Catholic or even particularly religious, for many years, Recycla saw Lent as a time to give up something, such as chocolate or chocolate or possibly even chocolate. This year, she is going to observe Lent by trying to live a little more lightly on Planet Earth. Her plan is to try to have at least three meat-free days per week, buy as little plastic as possible, and to have three (possibly more) No Drive Days per week. These goals should not actually be difficult for her, but she intends to be more mindful and really focus on doing more to use less.
Whether you normally recognize Lent or not, this is an excellent opportunity to try something new, such as giving up meat on Mondays or giving up driving one day a week.
- Give up paper napkins in favor of cloth ones.
- Give up paper towels.
- Eat dinner by candlelight, not electric lights.
- Give up bottled water and carry a reusable one filled with tap water instead.
- Take cloth shopping bags with you every time you go shopping.
These are but just a few suggestions. The possibilities are endless.
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