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2018 Lenten Carbon Fast


Dear Fellow Trinity Parishioner,

Our faith clearly calls us to be stewards of the earth. We may not quite be at "The earth lies polluted under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant" (Isaiah 24:5), but there is no doubt that by ignoring (or worse, denying) climate change, we are violating our faith's covenant that demands we act responsibly. We are calling all of us to become more aware of how our daily lives are falling short, and to take some small steps to improve our stewardship with a Lenten Carbon Fast.

Below are questions that ask you to consider ways your consumption patterns are driving global warming. Global warming emissions primarily come from what we eat, how we get around, and how we power our homes. In each of these areas, there are ways to exercise our power as consumers and begin to transform our economy to reduce the harms that global warming poses to our communities, now and in the future.

We all have a role to play today. Thank you for considering this challenge.


I eat red meat or dairy at least weekly. Over Lent, I pledge to:
Because palm oil is a major driver of deforestation, which releases harmful global warming gases and destroys precious habitats for animals and humans, I pledge to:
I will consider the source of my fruit and vegetables:

Getting Around

If I use my car every day, this Lent, I will:

Powering My Home

Over Lent, I pledge to:

Doing It My Way

This pledge is too limiting. Instead, I will:

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