It's that time of year again: Lent!
Last year, we participated in Tearfund's Carbon Fast - and this year, we are doing it again. We have decided to photographically document our actions for and responses to Carbon Fast 2012, where possible (some of the actions, such as joining in prayer, cannot be captured in photographs).
Here was the first action of the week - lightbulb removal!
"Remove one light bulb in your home and live without it during Lent as a reminder for what you're doing."
It's hard to ignore the empty light fitting - it looks odd and broken. It is a very good visual reminder to reflect during the Lenten period, and to be more intentional about our energy usage. Already, we have got out of the habit of flicking the switch for this light - we can easily adjust to being without it. Which makes us think that we could probably adjust just as easily to many other changes in lifestyle - in order to live more mindfully, to consider the impact of our actions on people all around the globe, and to minimise our carbon footprint.
To join in with the carbon fast or for more details visit Tearfund carbon fast