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Buddhist Holiday in Sri Lanka Honors Buddha With Trees

According to Buddhist tradition, just before Buddha died he saw his faithful attendant Ananda weeping. Buddha advised him not to weep over the natural disintegration of his physical body, but follow his teachings and pass them on because only truth is eternal. Buddhists remember this advice on Vesak, their lord’s birthday, by refocusing on his teachings […]

June 1st

Set Lower Expectations for Your Towels and Carrots

As part of the Hotel Council of San Francisco’s first “Stay Green Forum,” I got to tour the back rooms, roofs, and basements of some of San Francisco’s largest hotels. It was wonderful to see the Clift Hotel’s bee colony and the Hotel Nikko’s micro turbines. But as the Hilton’s general manager took us down to their “water […]

February 26th

Healing Our Bodies, Our Spirits, and Our Planet

Last weekend, the San Francisco Bay Area hosted the largest and longest-running Green Festival Expo at the massive Cow Palace arena in Daly City. More than 250,000 were expected to attend the three-day event, now in its fourteenth year. Crowds gathered to sample brand new environmental products and businesses selling everything from sustainable chocolate to […]

November 17th

Buddhist Leaders Release Climate Change Statement

Less than a month before the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) is set to begin, UN delegates received another powerful climate change declaration from the global faith community. Signatories to the Buddhist Climate Change Statement to World Leaders warn, “We are at a crucial crossroads where our survival and that of other species is […]

November 10th

Buddhists in Bhutan Offer a Lesson in Sustainability

Bhutan may be tiny, but it’s doing remarkably big things for the environment. Located in the Himalayas between India and China, the tiny Buddhist kingdom is generating loads of hydropower, protecting large swaths of forest, and safeguarding its species and its people. And now, the country is set to become a world leader in the use […]

September 14th

What Does Mes Aynak Mean for Afghanistan?

On the surface, Afghanistan is a poor, war-torn country struggling to distance itself from its terrorist camps, extremist groups, and poppy fields. But there’s more to the country than meets the eye. Afghanistan has a rich and diverse history, abundant natural resources, and a strong desire to create a better future. The past, present, and future […]

August 31st

Infographic: An Interfaith Call for Climate Action

This material was originally published by the Center for American Progress By Lauren Kokum Religious leaders and people of faith have long believed that caring for creation and the planet’s precious resources is an issue of basic justice. Pope Francis articulated the moral crisis of climate change in his highly anticipated encyclical, “Laudato Si,” and […]

July 1st