Join us in our Slow Lent Challenge
Slow Down, Save the Planet gives you a daily challenge, prayer or reflection. Some might need you to plan ahead, so you can download the whole booklet as a pdf, or click on the dates below to see the challenge.
Wednesday 26th Febuary
It's Ash Wednesday - Attend an Ash Wednesday service at a local church.
Thursday 27th February
Look ahead through the activities and book into a Quiet Day or event.
Friday 28th February
Read Luke chapter 13 verses 6 - 9, then read the reflection 'Let Alone For One More Year' (which can be found here)
Saturday 29th February
It's Leap Day! Try eating only Vegetarian or Vegan meals today to celebrate lambs leaping.
Sunday 1st March
Feast Day - Invite others to share a meal with you.
Monday 2nd March
Turn off and unplug all unused power sockets, thinking especially about devicies on standby and phone chargers.
Tuesday 3rd March
Wednesday 4th March
Thursday 5th March
Friday 6th March
Saturday 7th March
Sunday 8th March
Feast Day - Enjoy some time today in a green space, it could be your garden, a local park or go out into the countryside.
Monday 9th March
Take time to go to a local coffee shop and drink in rather than take away.
Tuesday 10th March
Read Luke chapter 15 verses 11 - 32, then read the reflection 'The Prodigal Son - A Retelling' (which can be found here)
Wednesday 11th March
Thursday 12th March
Look at the cleaning products you use - could you find more eco-friendly ones? Or ones that use less single-use plastic?
Friday 13th March
Saturday 14th March
Sunday 15th March
Feast Day - Prepare all today's meals from locally sourced produce.
Monday 16th March
Tuesday 17th March
Don't use your car today - go by foot or use public transport.
Wednesday 18th March
Thursday 19th March
Go litter picking - fill a bag from local streets. See if you can recycle any.
Friday 20th March
Saturday 21st March
Plant a tree or shrub in a garden.
Sunday 22nd March
Feast Day - It's Mothering Sunday - give someone Fairtrade Chocolate.
Monday 23rd March
Research a renewable energy supplier for your home and/or church.
Tuesday 24th March
Read Genesis chapter 1, then read the reflection 'Created for Relationships' (which can be found here)
Wednesday 25th March
Have a clear out - take one bag of unwanted items to a charity shop.
Thursday 26th March
It's Presbyteral Synod - Challenge your minister to go by Public Transport or car share.
Friday 27th March
Saturday 28th March
Sunday 29th March
Feast Day - It's Passion Sunday - Spend the afternoon reading a book.
Monday 30th March
Spend some time today counting your blessings, thanking God for every good think that has happened in the past weeks.
Tuesday 31st March
Read Mark chapter 6 verses 31 - 44, then read the reflection 'The Bread of Life and the Breadless Life' (which can be found here)
Wednesday 1st April
Thursday 2nd April
Friday 3rd April
Saturday 4th April
Sunday 5th April
Feast Day - It's Palm Sunday - plant some seeds for Spring.
Monday 6th April
Spend some time praying for Local Councillors and other decision-makers as the respond to new situations.
Tuesday 7th April
Read the reflection 'A Litergical Perspective on Climate Change' (which can be found here)
Wednesday 8th April
Thursday 9th April
Today is Maundy Thursday - give some money to an ecological charity of your choice.
Friday 10th April
It's Good Friday - reflect on how you could change your habits following the actions you have taken through the Slow Lent challenge.
Saturday 11th April
Have the day off from Slow Lent challenges.