The Lenten season is a time for somber reflection on Jesus’ wandering in the wilderness and the ways in which we ourselves wander. Lent is an opportunity for us to re-examine our thoughts and actions and the ways in which they bring us nearer to or separate us from unity with God and the rest of creation.
For those interested in centering themselves in disciplines of care for the Earth and increased attention to climate change, we recommend the following resources. We hope that they aid clergy and lay leaders alike to observe Lent in positive and creation-honoring ways.
Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light Carbon-Free Lent Resources:
Earth Ministry’s Blog: Lenten-themed blog entries
Kent Shifferd: Creation Care Lent Guide
New York Interfaith Power & Light: Powering Down: Less is More Proposal
Presbyterians for Earth Care: Living in Lent, Caring for Creation
Alternatives for Simple Living: 2010 Lenten Calendar
Blog: Green Lent
Catholic Ireland: Lent Together
Christian Prayers & Resources: Ash Wednesday, Lent and Easter prayers and liturgy
Religion Link: Lent, Passover and Easter: A roundup of story ideas
The Daily Green: 9 Things You Can Give Up for Lent That Will Help the Environment
Passionist Earth and Spirit Center: Lent 4.5