Have a green Lent
Lent, the 40 days preceding Easter Sunday, is a time when many Christians from some faith traditions abstain from certain things. Some people abstain from certain foods or perhaps they abstain from certain behaviors during a season marked by prayer, reflection and pentinence.
The suggestion on the council’s list is to give up plastic and paper bags.
“Do you opt for paper or plastic when at the grocery store? Neither is a good choice,” the council says on The Daily Green’s Web site. “Twelve million barrels of oil were used to make the 88.5 billion plastic bags consumed in the United States last year. And it takes four times more energy to make paper bags.
The best choice is reusable shopping bags made of cotton, nylon or durable, meshlike plastic. Put a few reusable shopping bags in your car so you have them handy on your next shopping trip. And if you happen to forget your reusable bag (as we all do!), choose paper if you will recycle it or plastic if you will reuse or recycle it.”
This is a simple tip, definitely something to think about.
Get more tips on the council’s complete list by clicking here: Green Lent.
Look for more Lent-related blog postings here on the Religion and Values blog in the days ahead.
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