In the winter of 2008-2009, several CBM members joined with members of other faith communities, led by MarciaGrace Tropin, Clerk for Social Action, to reduce their individual and family carbon footprints by following the prescriptions of Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds, a publication of the Empowerment institute. Significant reductions were achieved by all participants although the 5000-pound goal eluded most. This initiative followed upon training by Renewable Energy Long Island in which MarciaGrace participated. Additional information may be found at the Websites listed below. Future such initiatives are anticipated.