So, what did I learn from trying to create no trash during Lent this year? I learned that so far I can't create "no trash". We did severely reduce our trash though, but we still have non-recyclables, non-compostables and non-burnables coming into and out of our house. But, I must say, we have far fewer than we did before.
Thanks to Alyssa we've taken some small steps just this week that I thought were pretty cool. Almost everyday day she makes an amazing smoothy out of about a dozen fresh and frozen fruits, berries and vegetables. The kids love it and so do I. We almost always use plastic straws. That's five straws every day. First we started reusing them, but they can only be reused a couple times before they get worn out. So, Alyssa found hand blown glass straws. We bought one for each of us for an Easter gift. They're awesome. Those are the kind of little steps we're taking now, still looking for opportunities to buck the culture and honor God's creation by not creating trash.
It was beautiful to have Good Friday and Earth Day on the same day this year. Make the correlations yourself, hopefully you already did. God is about restoration and healing. What are you doing to restore and heal the planet that God has entrusted to us?