How Buddhism and environmental activism mingle
Think Buddhists don’t care about the environment? Think again. Ecological Buddhism is a great web response to climate change where users can find great information and resources on global warming. What’s more, is that users can access the Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change, to understand how Buddhism is actually very closely linked to environmental responsibility. In fact, the Dalai Lama was the first to sign it!
It was at the Ecological Buddhism webpage that I found Chris Jordan’s stunning photo series Light Bulbs, which depicts 320,0000 light bulbs. These bulbs are equal to the number of kilowatt hours of electricity wasted in the U.S. every minute due to inefficient residntial electricity usage.
See some of Jordan’s works below, and visit the Buddhist environmental activism site to learn more about how Buddhists are protecting our beloved planet.Posted by Catherine Faas