Tzu Chi at COP26: Part 1 – Calling for Individual Action on Climate Change

Tzu Chi at COP26: Calling for Individual Action on Climate Change (Part 1) By Ida Eva Zielinska Photos by Tzu Chi SDG Action Team Published #64 | Spring 2022 Issue Inside the COP venue, a group unfurls a poster asking for delegates to save our future now. SHARE Securing a brighter future for our children and future generations requires countries to take urgent action at home and abroad to turn

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Tzu Chi at COP26: Part 2 – Calling for Individual Action on Climate Change

Tzu Chi at COP26: Calling for Individual Action on Climate Change (Part 2) By Ida Eva Zielinska Photos by Tzu Chi SDG Action Team Published #64 | Spring 2022 Issue Tzu Chi’s missions are always rooted in love, care, and compassion for all in the spirit of one family and civil responsibility. SHARE Continued from Tzu Chi at COP26: Calling for Individual Action on Climate Change (Part 1) 4. We

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Tzu Chi at COP26: Part 3 – Calling for Individual Action on Climate Change

Tzu Chi at COP26: Calling for Individual Action on Climate Change (Part 3) By Ida Eva Zielinska Photos by Tzu Chi SDG Action Team Published #64 | Spring 2022 Issue Dr. Cristina Tirado brings added statistics to the table. SHARE Continued from Tzu Chi at COP26: Calling for Individual Action on Climate Change – Part 2 9. Learning About Scotland’s Renewable Energy Success While UNFCCC members took a break from

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What You Need to Know About Plastic Pollution

Where there is water, there is life. Over 60% of the human body is made of it and it covers roughly 70% of the Earth’s surface. Yet, our reliance on plastic has quietly suffocated our oceans, rivers, seas, lakes, and more for decades. While Tzu Chi, driven by a duty to protect the Earth, has actively promoted waste reduction and recycling efforts, our planet needs much more from humanity to improve the health of our waterways – and our own.

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The Cow in the Room: Protecting Animals Protects Us All

By Ida Eva Zielinska Published #64 | Spring 2022 Issue A man calling for plant-based eating as climate action holds a poster near the COP26 venue. Photo/Tzu Chi SDG Action Team SHARE Looking back at COP26, the 26th United Nations Annual Climate Change Conference that took place in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021, one can surely applaud its principal successes: For instance, the pledges of over 100 countries to both

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Reflections on the Global Climate Dialogue

The Tzu Chi delegation marks their participation at COP26 with a group photo. By Ida Eva ZielinskaPhotos by Tzu Chi SDG Action Team Published #63 | Spring 2022 Issue SHARE We asked the Tzu Chi Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Action Team to share its reflections after participating in COP26, the 26th Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland. The summit drew together the Parties, signatories of the United Nations Framework

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Eleven Things You Can Do to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution is a problem that is harming our planet now and will continue to do so for generations. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of fifteen things that can help you slowly, but surely, reduce your dependence on single-use plastics and even pass on plastic. While it won’t eliminate all the plastics in your life, it may help you become more mindful about the role plastic plays in your everyday life. Let’s begin!

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Tzu Chi’s Global Efforts

by Sophie X. Song, Adriana DiBenedetto Published #64 | Spring 2022 Issue SHARE Taiwan The United Nations Interagency Task Force on Religion and Sustainable Development (IATF-Religion) appoints the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to serve as one of the four co-chairs on the Multi-faith Advisory Council (MFAC), with a term of two years. The MFAC was founded on September 21, 2019, in New York. Photo/United Nations There is always more to

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With Wisdom, There Is No Discrimination

Master Cheng Yen’s Teachings Translated by the Dharma as Water Team Published #64 | Winter 2021 Issue SHARE:  Long time ago in Japan, a wise elder of high social status sought to help his nephew gain better skills as a leader. He felt that his nephew should form deep connections with his people and understand their situations. Thus, the elder dressed up as a farmer wearing straw shoes and brought

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Illuminating Ourselves, Illuminating the World

Master Cheng Yen’s Teachings Translated by the Dharma as Water Team Published #64 | Spring 2022 Issue SHARE:  On December 10, six states in the Midwest of the United States were devastated by more than thirty tornadoes. One of them even traveled for more than 300 kilometers, equivalent to the length of Taiwan from North to South. The tornadoes tore up sturdy houses as if they were made of paper.

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