SUSTAINABILITY & CLIMATE ACTION
“Buddhism is a religion that embodies environmental protection.”
-Venerable Master Hsing Yun
our global works
vege plan a
Vege Plan A, which began in 2016, is an initiative of BLIA Sydney and BLIA Melbourne as part of our vegetarian expositions, which have been held since 2005. The program raises awareness of the social and health benefits and environmental impact of a meat-free diet through social media advocacy, partnerships with local businesses, and outreach events like cooking workshops and engaging talks.
zero hunger, paraguay
In protecting and safeguarding natural resources and helping to develop accessible, public green spaces, BLIA chapters, the BLIA Young Adult Division, and Buddha’s Light Scout troops enact environmental preservation activities such as beach cleaning, street cleaning, charity gardening, recycling, and planting trees. These initiatives encourage all to live a “greener” lifestyle, whether it is at school, work, or home, and to build lifelong habits that could potentially make a dramatic difference in the future of the earth.