Actually, she would like us all to do that.
Sister Michelle Balek said, “lent is a really good time when a lot of people look at their own behaviors and say what can I improve on in my life?”
But for Sister Balek, this year’s lenten promise takes on a modern day issue.
“Plastic bags to have a lot of implications for health - both human and in the natural world," said Balek
That’s why she’s asking people to stop using plastic grocery bags for at least the next 40 days…
Sr Balek, who is with the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, has already convinced several businesses and organizations to stop using plastic bags for the next 40 days. And she is working on getting the city on board.
However, she isn’t saying don’t use plastic bags if you already have them. Instead, she would like us conserve them. She wrote a list of practical suggestion, along with Lenten reflections for the next few weeks.