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Monday, March 05, 2007

Going Green for Lent

A church in Federal Way, WA (that's just outside of Seattle) is getting it's congregation to give up their bad enviro habits for lent.

During a six week program called "Caretakers of Creation" that began Ash Wednesday and goes through Palm Sunday, members of the Calvary Lutheran Church are recycling, starting up community gardents, making the light bulb switch, conserving water and electricity, and will give up their computers and I-pods on "no technology" day.

I think this is a great way to raise community awareness of and involvement in environmentally responsible practices. The only draw back I see is that it's going end in a few weeks and folks may have a tendency to go back to their old ways after the (obligitory) "sacrifice". Hopefully these Federal Way church goers will see all the good they're doing and will want to continue or at least incorporate a few of these enviro actions into their daily lives all year round.

Incidentally this is the same city where the Al Gore movie was banned from schools, but according to the Tacoma News Tribune article, they may show the Academy Award winning doc.

6 Comments:

  • Wow, that's really cool, Amy - I'm glad you shared this. Along those same lines is this Web site: What Would Jesus Drive? http://www.whatwouldjesusdrive.org/

    By Anonymous Janis Mara, at 18:28  

  • Wow, what poetic justice (no wait, I guess that's not exactly right, but you get the point). I'm actually going green for Lent myself, except it's more like a self-imposed 365-day Lent... greenasathistle.com

    Anyway, very cool story, and very cool site!

    By Anonymous vanessa, at 23:13  

  • Do you think people will be able to give up their Blackberry's for "no-techno" day? What, if any, will the economic effect be? Lost productivity... gained.

    By Blogger Eric, at 17:59  

  • I wonder if Frosty & his wife & brood go to this church...

    By Anonymous Lori V., at 14:13  

  • protect our natural resources it's the best way to show God that we love all that he create, I love this post !

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  • That's a great idea, the day of no technology should be practice in all over the world to make people understand that we don't need it at all.

    By Anonymous generic viagra, at 09:34  

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