Carbon Fast for Lent Challenge: weeks 1-4

03/12/2024 10:16 am


Climate Stewards, an organization hoping to help end the climate crisis, invites us to join them in a series of fasting to draw closer to God and deepen our care for the climate. Each week of Lent will feature a different theme designed to help us take climate action. Check back next week for more!

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Mar. 4 - Mar. 10

? Carbon Fast for Lent: week 4

This week, as part of the Carbon Fast for Lent Challenge, Climate Stewards encourages us to fast from FOOD WASTE by using leftovers and composting fruit and vegetable scraps.

Below is a photo of FSPA’s newly installed EcoVim machine. This machine can take roughly 55 pounds of food waste (fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, etc.), dehydrate it and turn it into nearly 15 pounds of dry compost. Our goal is to then use this compost in our FSPA gardens on St. Joseph Ridge.

fspa's ecovim machine

box of dry compost


Feb. 26 - Mar. 3

? Carbon Fast for Lent: week 3

This week, as part of the Carbon Fast for Lent Challenge, Climate Stewards encourages us to fast from MEAT AND DAIRY by preparing meat-free meals, removing dairy products from our diet and cutting down on desserts and sweets.

Wondering where to begin? We encourage you to visit The Seasoned Franciscan, FSPA’s recipe swap, for vegan and vegetarian meal options to share with your friends and family.

the seasoned franciscan header


Feb. 19 - Feb. 25

? Carbon Fast for Lent: week 2

This week, as part of the Carbon Fast for Lent challenge, Climate Stewards encourages us to fast from SILENCE by praying for creation, talking about the climate crisis or joining a climate campaign group.

Wondering where to begin? We encourage you to join women religious from across the country by supporting the Forest Act of 2023.

support the forest act graphic


Feb. 14 - Feb. 18

? Carbon Fast for Lent: week 1

This week, as part of the Carbon Fast for Lent challenge, Climate Stewards encourages us to fast from UNAWARENESS by expanding our knowledge on climate issues, watching a documentary, listening to a podcast or reading a book.

Wondering where to begin? We encourage you to watch “The Letter: A Message for Our Earth” (featuring Pope Francis).


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