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Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker @ Religion & Ecology Summit

I’m blogging live from the Religion and Ecology Summit today. The prolific, Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University and director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale, just finished giving her keynote address. Here are some quotes that stood out to me: “We have the find the words […]

March 11th

Lower Carbon Footprint of the Dead, Says India Court

The Ganges River, a source of spiritual purification for Hindus, is polluted. Every breath inhaled and exhaled at ashrams in Delhi, Jaipur, and Patna is polluted. Indians’ health is suffering as their country’s forests are disappearing. But last week, a federal environmental court took an important step to protect the Ganges, the air, the people, and the […]

February 8th

Did You Know You Can Get Your Bike Blessed?

We all know that riding a bike is good for the environment and for your health. But riding a bike in a busy city, like San Francisco or Manhattan, is a harrowing experience. Potholes lay waiting to grab your front tire and flip you over. Taxis speed by, more concerned with their next fare than […]

June 11th

China Promotes Buddhism to Protect the Environment

When I think of China, I don’t immediately think of environmental protection. Instead, I think of cities choked with severe air pollution, a medicinal culture that prizes the bones and meat of endangered animals, clashes between Chinese miners and Tibetan monks over land, and the country’s growing consumerism. While China is one of the fastest […]

October 28th