Third week of Lent: The reality of climate change

Prayer for the week

Father, thank you for being a God who searches out the poor and vulnerable. Help me to put a face to climate change, so that it is not just an issue, but it's about a person who You created. Remind me of these people impacted by climate change whenever I feel unmotivated to make changes in my life.

Reading for the week

Isaiah 24:4-6

The earth dries up and withers, the world languishes and withers, the exalted of the earth languish. The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt. Therefore earth's inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left.

Actions for the week – focussing on electricity

  • Sunday 3rd of March :Say goodbye to standby. Check that all electrical equipment is switched off when not in use. The TV alone will save a hefty 20kg of carbon dioxide per year.
  • Monday 4th of March: Replace your missing bulb with an energy-saving light-bulb. Over its lifetime, you will save 60kg of carbon dioxide per year. Meat-free Monday!
  • Tuesday 5th of March: Have a discussion with your family about installing a solar water heater
  • Wednesday 6th of March: Unplug your mobile phone charger: it uses electricity even when it's not charging.
  • Thursday 7th of March: Switch off lights as you leave the room.
  • Friday 8th of March : when you replace old electrical appliances look out for energy-efficient models, they could save a third of the energy.
  • Saturday 9th of March: Only run your washing machine when you have a full load.