Monday, February 5, 2007

What is Green Lent?


Green Lent is an idea I had while thinking about what to do for Lent. Last week there was a new report on climate change and the role of humans. Yesterday I was preaching on "call" and Isaiah. In the reading for the day, God says, ""Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I; send me!" One of calls I heard was about climate change and my role in it.
Last night (Sunday, February 4) our EfM Online group had an "onboard" question - what are we giving up or taking on for our Lenten discipline. As we discussed our plans, I was unsure for myself what it would be. Then this morning I woke up with "Green Lent" - a way to bring all my straggling thoughts and nagging ideas together. As a result this blog is a place where I will share what resources I find and hopefully you will consider making a pledge to have a Green Lent and to continue better stewardship of "this fragile earth, our island home." (BCP p. 370)
I am under no illusions that my little recycling efforts and using the car less will change the planet but it is what I can do. Maybe there will be more ideas from others. Post them in comments.

2 comments:

shagen said...

How about planting some trees for Lent? My sister planted some in my name through
American Forests for a Christmas present and I was delighted. I got looking
around and found several organizations that are working to plant many trees
globally. Wangari Maathai is the woman who won a Nobel prize for her Green
Belt movement in Kenya.

http://www.unep.org/billiontreecampaign/
http://www.americanforests.org/
http://www.plant-trees.org/main.htm
http://greenbeltmovement.org/

Ann said...

Thanks for the links and ideas.