Giving up carbon emissions for Lent

From NPR:

With the season of Lent upon us, [Anglican] bishops in London and Liverpool have come up with a new kind of 40-day fast. Along with the aid agency Tearfund, the bishops have launched a carbon fast. Instead of giving up chocolate, how about giving up on plastic bags or incandescent light bulbs?

You can find out more about the fast here. Here's a taste, though:

Participants are asked to begin the Carbon Fast by removing one light bulb from a prominent place in the home and live without it for 40 days - as a constant visual reminder during Lent of the need to cut energy. On the final day of the Carbon Fast, people are encouraged to replace the missing bulb with an energy-saving bulb.

Eduardo M. Peñalver is the Allan R. Tessler Dean of the Cornell Law School. The views expressed in the piece are his own, and should not be attributed to Cornell University or Cornell Law School.

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