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Happy Hindu Environment Week!

February 18, 2014:

The first ever Hindu Environment Week runs from February 17-23 with Hindus worldwide involved in events and activities to combat threats to the environment and promote a message of walking lightly on the Earth.

The week has been organised by the Bhumi Project, the UK -based organisation that works in partnership with ARC to promote an international Hindu response to the environmental challenges facing our planet. It is intended that Hindu Environment Week will be an annual part of the Hindu calendar from now on.

Swami Sadanand Saraswati, who has issued a special statement on the importance to Hindus of caring for the environment.
Activities planned for the week include:

  • rubbish clearance on the ghats of Vanares (India)
  • tree planting at the famous Jagannath temple in Puri (India)
  • lectures and awareness raising in Mumbai (India)
  • environmental discussions in Oxford University (UK) and Princeton (USA)
  • an environmental conference at the Brahma Kumari's world headquarters on Mt Abu (India)

In a press release about Hindu Environment Week from the Bhumi Project, Project Manager Gopal Patel, commented, “Hindu traditions have much to say about good environmental care. We hope through this Week those messages are shared with as many people as possible and people begin to make practical changes in their lives to take better care of the environment.”

Useful links

The full press release can be downloaded here

A useful and informative toolkit for participants can be downloaded here

You can follow Hindu Environment Week events on the Bhumi Project blog

More information about Hindu Environment week here

More information about the Bhumi project on their website

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