Carbon Exodus - join the Oil Fast
Take the first step on the road to a Zero Carbon Britain; and slow down effects of climate change.
What?: Operation Noah's Oil Fast
When?: Day of your choice
Where?: Your local community
Operation Noah's 'Carbon Exodus' is inspired by the Exodus story, the journey of Moses and the children of Israel away from the bondage of Egypt. We are embarking on our own journey - away from dependence on fossil fuels and towards the promised land of a Zero Carbon Britain by 2030, and we want you to join us!
The first step on the journey is the 'Oil Fast'. On a chosen day, churches around the country can hold their own 'Oil Fast' services. This is a day for action and reflection, for individual lifestyle changes and spiritual inspiration.
Recent reports have shown that Ocean acidification (OA) is the quiet tsunami of environmental degradation. Within a few decades, OA may devastate some marine ecosystems and threaten the productivity of our fisheries. When we burn oil, coal, or gas, scientists have recently shown, we are transforming the fundamental chemistry of the oceans, rapidly making the water more acidic.
Furthermore, if we do not slow the rate at which we now burn fossil fuels, average ocean acidity could more than double by the end of century. Scientists predict the Arctic will become corrosive to some shelled organisms within a few decades, and the Antarctic by mid-century. This is pure chemistry; the vagaries of climate do not apply to this forecast.
We have a brilliant set of resources for your use on your 'Oil Fast' day. Click on the images below to download the 'Oil Fast Guide', sample sermons, hymns, prayers, children's activities, leaflets and sample newsletter text.
Read the Oil Fast Guide online here:
We also have a shorter version of the 'Oil Fast Guide' for printing. Download it here >
Yes, it can be hard to know what an individual can do that really makes a difference when faced with the huge and complex challenge of climate change. Operation Noah's 'Oil Fast' is a chance for our supporters to organise a day of action around a church service, a call to Christians all over Britain:
+ Help raise awareness concerning our dependence on oil
+ Focus our thinking, how is this dependence threatening Creation?
+ Reflect on the consequences
+ Pray for all those who are suffering as a result of oil spills
Could you be an ambassador for the Oil Fast? Click on the banner below to download a PDF version of our 'Oil Fast' leaflet. You can print it out (double sided) and share it with you friends, family and community.
If you have any questions, queries or need any help with planning your Oil Fast contact Operation Noah at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 07804059426.