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Fast4Feb
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Ended Mar 29, 2014
In Western societies people are collectively led by a desire for expensive things rather than valuable experiences, and this consumerism and overindulgence contributes heavily to the major imbalance currently seen on our planet. We throw away ...

In Western societies people are collectively led by a desire for expensive things rather than valuable experiences, and this consumerism and overindulgence contributes heavily to the major imbalance currently seen on our planet.
We throw away tonnes of food a day while millions of people starve, never having a life befitting every living being on Earth.
In my own life I am working on cleaning up, clearing out, and cutting back so as to make my own negative impact on the planet less.
Fasting is a controversial issue for most Westerners who are born into a life of advertising and misleading information about our "reality". In fact research has been undertaken which shows fasting, if done carefully, can be beneficial to our health. The thing is that many people in our world do not have the choice whether to eat or not, and that is NOT healthy. Coupled with a lack of fresh drinking water, people die from lack of nutrition everyday. They are subjected to a life of starvation with no end in sight, whereas I am able to go on a one month fast with the knowledge that in March I can slowly restart food intake. I feel that through a longer period, we can really get close to understanding, at least physically, the plight of those who have no access to food.
While I know my 'extreme' undertaking is not for everyone, my vision for Fast4Feb in the future is for others to pledge to spend the month of February without something they are heavily dependent on, such as coffee, chocolate, or cigarettes (and who knows, if you have a habit you wish to break, this might be one motivation, one way to begin that process). I have found that turning something "self-centred" like fasting into doing something positive for others is incredibly motivating.


I wish to donate any money raised through my fast to a variety of causes - this year (2014) I have chosen A Well-Fed World and the WWF.
I am accepting sponsorship on a day by day basis (with the final sum tallied and contributed soon after February 28th), or one-off donations, also made in the first week of March.


Please support me in lessening my impact on the planet, and I encourage you to find your own way to do the same, and hope you will join me in 2015, when I fast for Feb, in giving up something for the month and getting friends and family to sponsor you :-)


Thank you

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