Go Green Lenten Challenge

ImageSo much about our world goes unseen, not the least of which is environmental degradation.  However, as Catholics we are called to be aware.  Aware of the poor, the widow, and the orphan, yes, but we must also have an awareness for something as basic as our relationship with nature.  The health of the earth not only affects us, it also affects the daily lived experiences of the impoverished world-wide.  The GO GREEN Lenten Challenge invites us to begin the important task of becoming aware of HOW we are in relationship to the earth, and HOW we can then move in loving action for/with our brothers and sisters across the world.

If you are ready to begin the GO GREEN Lenten Challenge, click below to take a quick quiz about your current understanding of greening efforts.

How Green Are You Quiz?

And return here each day throughout lent for tip on how to Go Green!

Today’s Tip:  Turn off the lights!

Banish your daily interior gloom with a natural light source that lets you leave the lights off until the sun goes down.  Sky lights, reflective materials, and pale colored walls help make the most of natural light.

Benefits:

  • Lower Carbon Emissions
  • Lower Energy Bills

From True Green by Kim  McKay and Jenny Bonnin

About I.Q.

Irene began working with St. Mary's University in August of 2008. She currently serves as the Minister for Faith Formation and Faith Enrichment with University Ministry and as adjunct faculty with the Theology Department. Irene holds a M.A. in Systematic & Philosophical Theology and Ethics & Social Theory. As well as a B.A. in Religious Studies and Philosophy.

Posted on March 6, 2012, in Lenten Reflections. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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