Posts Categorized: Lent

Looking Forward to Lent

Though we are still in the season of Advent, I know that some churches plan far ahead, so I wanted to make the 2011 “Tread Lightly for Lent” calendar early this year. If you are looking for a way to…

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Follow Up on Lenten Earth Care

Did you “Tread Lightly for Lent” and enjoy participating in earth care and learning more about eco-justice? Here are some ideas for further action and learning surrounding earth care. Please feel free to contact Environmental Ministries anytime if your congregation…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 27

March 27 action: Be mindful of how much food you waste & decrease this. On average, Americans waste 1400 calories of food a day, while 49 million Americans were food insecure in 2008. Sources: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0007940 and http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR83/ERR83.pdf Throughout the Lenten…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 26

March 26 action: Dispose of hazardous materials properly. Improper disposal of items like paint, motor oil, & pesticides can affect water quality. Find a disposal site: http://earth911.com/hazardous/ Source: http://cfpub.epa.gov/safewater/sourcewater/sourcewater.cfm?action=Quick Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 25

March 25 action: Some personal care & cosmetic products contain toxic ingredients. Search to see if the products you are using are safe at www.cosmeticsdatabase.com Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on environmental issues from “Tread…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 24

March 24 action: Walk, bike, or take public transportation as much as possible. If you drive, combine trips, carpool, and accelerate and stop slowly. Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on environmental issues from “Tread Lightly…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 23

March 23 action: Recycle as much as you can. Research local recycling drop off sites at http://earth911.com if your community does not have curbside recycling. Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on environmental issues from “Tread…

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Tread Lightly for Lent March 20-22

I was away for a conference at a hotel where the internet cost too much to use, so here are the past few days of Tread Lightly for Lent: Day 32-34 actions: March 20: Compost food scraps & use them…

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Tread Lightly for Lent Day 31

Day 31 action: Switch to non-toxic cleaning products like baking soda. This is eco-friendly, healthier for you, & cheaper. Learn more at www.eartheasy.com/live_nontoxic_solutions.htm Throughout the Lenten Season, daily ideas for learning or action on environmental issues from “Tread Lightly for…

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Tread Lightly for Lent Day 30

Day 30 action: Check your toilet for leaks by putting a drop of food coloring in the tank. If the toilet bowl water changes color without flushing, there is a leak. A leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons of water…

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