Thursday, February 21, 2008

Plastic bags again

Jen x over at the Daily Mitzvah is also cutting down on her plastic bag usage as a part of her Carbon Fast for Lent. Basically, she finds one small thing to do each day during lent to reduce her carbon footprint. Genius, right? The lapsed Catholic in me is kicking myself for not thinking of it first.

Some of the other daily Lenten tips include taking shorter showers, switching to green power, and unplugging the cell charger. All good ideas. It is highly recommended you check it out.

Update: As Jen noted in the comments, the Carbon Fast for Lent idea came originally from Tearfund, based in the UK.

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jen x said...

You're right -- we really are on the same wavelength. Just saw your post :-)

I wish I could claim credit for the Carbon Fast, but it's actually the brainchild of a British group and a couple bishops. There's a link here that talks about and includes a PDF of the activities, on the site of a group called Tear Fund.

Delighted to get such a nice hat-tip on your very cool blog!

Hops said...

Jen, thanks for clearing that up. And props to you, I'm a big fan.

Michael T said...

I love the comment about unplugging your cell charger. Better yet, put it on a power strip, along with your TV and stereo. All those things that have a little glowing bulb just to tell you they're still plugged in.. Energy suckers! Turn them all off when not in use. I take pride in the fact that the only things still using energy in my house when I'm not there are my 2 clocks. (gloat gloat gloat)

Holly said...

Great resources, thanks!