FAST – A different kind of fasting
for Lent: As Lent approaches, our reflections turn to
the three traditional practices of prayer, fasting,
and almsgiving. When the scripture writers described
fasting, they never envisioned carbon fasting actions.
In 2010, however, given our awareness of reducing our
production of climate change pollution, you might want
to consider participating in a Lenten Carbon Fast. This
carbon fast calendar for Lent is the work of the Environmental
Outreach Committee of the Archdiocese of Washington,
DC, and was brought to our attention by the LCWR (Leadership
Conference of Women Religious). Click
here for the calendar.
– each time you visit this website and click on
“Click to Give” the sponsors of the website
donate money. Does it cost you anything? No, the cost
of the donation is borne by the sponsors (advertisers)
who hope to entice you to make a purchase. If you purchase
something (absolutely not necessary), more food is donated
While you are there, you can also click on tabs to make
o Breast Cancer
o Children’s health
o Saving the Rain Forest
o Animal Rescue
You can click and donate in all 6 areas in about one
– This is a site where you can play various education
games, such as building your vocabulary. For each answer
you get right, 10 grains of rice are donated through
the UN World Food Program. Like the above, the actual
cost of the donation is borne by the site sponsors.
– How far would you go to end poverty? Your mission
here is to locate the place given to you [e.g. Rome,
Italy]; the number of cups of water donated on your
behalf depends on how accurate your answer is. Once
you have located one city or landmark, another location
will be shown to you. You may play as long as you like.
These sites have information which can help you understand
the world situation, poverty, hunger, etc. in more detail
when you have the opportunity to delve further.