Weekly parish newsletter/bulletin insert: Eat seasonally this spring, and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

This week’s tip is to eat in-season foods this spring, and our quote is from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

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Living on God’s Earth
By Episcopal Climate News, facebook.com/EpiscopalClimateNews

This week’s earth-friendly living tip: Eat seasonally this spring

It’s April, and that means spring is starting to arrive. This is a time of renewal and growth, reminding us that no matter how dire the news seems now, there is always hope for tomorrow. Just as Jesus rose from the dead, the earth can rise from the damage we have caused—but it’s on us to help make that happen.

When the weather changes, it’s time for our diets to change, too. Out-of-season foods have to be shipped from far away, or frozen for a long time—which can mean a lot of fossil-fuel use. That’s why eating locally and with the seasons can be a great way to reduce our carbon footprints. The foods are usually fresher and tastier, too!

What’s in-season varies depending on where you live. In early April, Californians might find artichokes, avocados, beets, carrots, cherries, citrus, green beans, turnips, and more. In Texas, blackberries, brambles, celeries, peaches, and mustard greens are on the list. Connecticut residents can look forward to fresh herbs. Visit https://www.seasonalfoodguide.org/ to enter your state and the time of year to learn more about what’s in season near you!

Episcopal Climate News quote of the week: The Most Rev. Michael Curry

“God created this world, and everything that lives upon it. God created this world, and the far-flung reaches of this universe. God created this world, this cosmos, and everything that dwells within it and is a part of it, and that includes us… What might happen if this Lent, I decide to take a pledge of loving God’s creation, just as God loves the world, as one of my steps in following the way of Jesus?”

“In addition to giving up your Hershey bar, with almonds or without, I invite you to do some things that help to love the earth, that help to preserve the world, to do some things that actually love the world that God loves.”

– From Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Lenten message. Join Bishop Curry, and take the Pledge to Care for Creation today!

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