The personal is political. This phrase, borrowed from second wave feminists in the 1960s, seems like an appropriate challenge as we travel through Living Lent together. I don’t know how you and your household have responded so far to the climate change challenges of Living Lent? Perhaps you have been trying hard to buy food … Continue reading The Personal is Political
As a carnivore with limited cooking skills, a love of bacon and a dislike for beans and pulses, I have begun Living Lent with more than a little apprehension. Indeed, however much I recognise the health, ethical and environmental reasons for giving up meat, or at the very least reducing consumption, I have yet to … Continue reading How to keep going when you’re finding it hard
Over the past few months, as we have prepared for today, we have shared in the recognition that the climate in which we now find ourselves can no longer wait for change. With a predicted 12 years to restrict the irreversible consequences which accompany the threat of 2°C warming above pre-industrial levels, we are left … Continue reading Welcome to Living Lent!
We all leave our mark on the world. Living Lent challenges us to think particularly about the carbon emissions we cause by our lifestyle choices, and the impact they will have on climate change. We can measure this ‘carbon footprint’ by adding up the emissions of the different energy-consuming activities which are part of our … Continue reading Exploring Your Carbon Footprint
We live in a time of uncertainty. The call to climate action has got louder, with research showing that our window of time to change predictions of the future is getting smaller and smaller. The last year alone was the fourth warmest year on record, extreme weather events cost the world over $1 billion. Cape … Continue reading Living Lent