Posts Tagged ‘Tearfund’
With spring finally on the way, thoughts turn to new projects, and an initiative to cut our personal carbon footprint sounds like it could be just the positive ticket - or does it? The earth section takes a look...
Written by Adam BollardCarbon Fast Day 8: Eat by candlelight. All images: Anieszka Banks
Well, I'm sure you're all aware of the fact that within the last few weeks we passed into Lent - that period of forty days and nights between Shrove Tuesday and Easter when Christians everywhere are encouraged to give up something dear to them, often food-related. Now, I can't profess to being Christian, nor a dedicated subscriber to Lent whenever it swings round each year, but here's something I've come across that has made me sit up and take notice. Tearfund, a UK Christian NGO that works to reduce poverty and change lives around the world through relief and development projects, has come up with a novel twist on this year's Lent - for those willing to give it a go. Yes, it's running a project called Carbon Fast that claims to encourage people to give up or do things each day that cuts… read more