British Bishops Call for a Green Lent

Go green for God. (Photo: Steve Cadman [CC by SA-2.0]/Flickr)

God is getting into the green game.

Or at least his earthly representatives are.

British energy and climate change minister Ed Miliband is working with two Catholic bishops to encourage Britons to cut their carbon footprint during the upcoming 40 days of Lent.

The bishop of London, Right Rev. James Jones, is planning to install a solar hot water system and will be turning off his computers, phones and TVs when not in use during Lent (and hopefully afterwards).

Tearfund, a nonprofit that fights against poverty through local churches, is behind the efforts and produced this great set of commercials.

Last year Tearfund signed up 2,000 people to cut their CO2 footprint which saved, according to their estimates, 9,000 tons of emissions.

MNN's own Jim Motavalli wrote an exhaustive take on the nexus between faith and environmentalist at E Magazine, swing over and give it a read.