As public fervor for environmentalism grows, religious heads are increasingly taking a green stance on how their flock should tend to what the Bible terms a “gift from God.” Trading dryers for clotheslines, cars for bikes and exotic fare for a meal of locally grown food, Christians are taking advantage of this time of sacrifice to give up something that could yield a greater reward than a trimmer waistline.
The website Tearfund.org is running a campaign to let Christians know why they should add the environment to their list of important causes. For one, it aligns with a goal to help the impoverished, as climate change and natural disasters have a greater effect on poorer populations.
Still, no matter the denomination or time of year, it's a bandwagon worth hitching onto.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.