Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. Seneca
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Carbon Fast for Lent: Amaze Your Friends
The Fourth Saturday in Lent “Find out a new fact about the impact of climate change today. Amaze your friends.”
The Carbon Fast has a sense of humor! Or at least great patience. I’m not sure I have an amazing fact at my fingertips, but I’m going to web surf for one later today Here’s an Amazing Tree Fact, which I found wandering around on the web (a welcome break from grading papers): according to Canada’s Northwest Territories Forest Management Division: “One acre of trees annually consumes the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent to that produced by driving an average car for 26,000 miles. That same acre of trees also produces enough oxygen for 18 people to breathe for a year.” Trees: good! Today’s mitzvah: Amaze us all with a new fact — the odder the better!