Going Green 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.