Instead, in a move that just might benefit the earth as well as their health, thousands of Christians are giving up carbon this year, according to TreeHugger.
Now a full blown movement operating under the non-profit Christian aid organization TearFund, it has spread to communities in the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, India, Hong Kong, Australia, and Brazil, American Progress reports.
As they work to reduce their carbon usage in a variety of creative ways, participants have turned to social media sites to share ideas and inspiration. Updates on Twitter, Facebook and even subscriptions to daily emails have all become important communication avenues for the movement.
Other Christian denominations have also picked up on this by issuing calendars with tips on reducing carbon over Lent.