Electricity is essential in modern life, but it is a privilege that we can sometimes choose to set aside in favor of a higher goal. Reducing electricity consumption is good for the planet, and it helps tackle fuel poverty. A fast can remind us that access to energy is also a justice issue.
The war in Ukraine and the resulting energy crisis have made us more aware that we need to reduce our consumption of energy and also be less reliant nationally on fossil fuels.
If you can make only one change this week, join us in observing Earth Hour. On Saturday 3/26, switch off your lights at 8:30 pm with people in 190 countries around the world who are doing the same to raise awareness of climate change. Find out more about why we take part in Earth Hour here.
Thanks to climatestewards.org for this Lenten fast idea.