Photo Credit: http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/04/19/people-solutions/watch-mother-caring-for-7-billion-for-free-beginning-earth-day-weekend/
As Earth Day approaches, it is interesting to take a look into how and why various faith communities are getting more involved with the holiday as the years go by. This article accredits it to the ideal of creation care and the religious holidays of Easter and Passover that usually take place in the same time frame.
Photo Credit: http://sustainability.leeds.ac.uk/easter-shutdown/
The University of Leeds has been urging students to participate in a shutdown. During Easter as well as Christmas, the University is encouraging all students to turn off anything that is not essential to research or safety as the students leave for break. The energy savings from these shutdowns is incredible. To learn more about this, and possibly get your University to look into this idea, read the full story here.