British Bishops Launch Carbon Fast
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. With the holy season of Lent upon us, the bishops of London and Liverpool have come up with a new kind of 40-day fast. Instead of giving up your favorite chocolate or chardonnay, how about cutting down on carbon? Along with the aid agency Tearfund, the British bishops have launched a carbon fast. This Lent, one could give up plastic bags or incandescent bulbs or any other carbon indulgence you could think of. This is MORNING EDITION.
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