News Environment British Bishops Call for a Green Lent By Shea Gunther Writer University of New Hampshire Rochester Institute of Technology University of Southern Maine Shea Gunther is a writer, entrepreneur, and podcaster living in Portland, Maine. He covers topics such as renewable energy, climate change, and nature. our editorial process Shea Gunther Updated January 06, 2020 Go green for God. (Photo: Steve Cadman [CC by SA-2.0]/Flickr) Share Twitter Pinterest Email News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices 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.