Buddhist charity raises environmental consciousness in army

by Deborah Kuo, Central News Agency, May 7, 2009

Taipei, Taiwan -- Members of Taiwan's largest charity organization, the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, entered the General Headquarters of the Army Thursday to raise awareness about environmental protection among the men and women in uniform.

A delegation of nearly 100 Tzu Chi volunteers visited the army headquarters located in the northern county of Taoyuan to demonstrate how garbage should be reduced in volume and recycled.

The volunteers also exchanged views at a discussion session with the army personnel on ways to save energy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and lead an environmentally friendly life.

They exhorted the army to take the lead in Taiwan society to make efforts to save the earth.

Volunteers gave out over 500 piggy banks to the officers and soldiers, urging them to follow in the footsteps of Tzu Chi followers to live simply and to save money.

Tzu Chi has long operated major recycling centers in Taiwan.
The Buddhist Channel - Donate to Support Our Work

An Appeal

In deep gratitude for your support! We are half way to meeting our target (US$ 10,400 of US$ 18,000 already achieved)!

The Buddhist Channel is a dedicated group of "mindful communication practitioners" striving to make a positive impact on the Buddhist community. We deeply believe in the power of mindful journalism and are reaching out to you with a heartfelt request for your support. Your donation, no matter the size, can make a tangible difference in the lives of countless Buddhist monastics, local communities and other dedicated engaged workers. With your help, we make their stories known, and thereby opening up avenues for them to obtain sustainable support for their work.

Please indicate whether your support will be a donation or a loan. We will get back to you via email. We thank you in advance for providing us financial relieve. May the Buddha Dharma ever be your guide and protector.

Note: To date, we have received the following:

US$ 900 from Esa Myllykoski (donation)
US$ 9,500 from Lance Edwards/Kau Soo Kin (loan)

We express our deep gratitude for the support and generosity.

If you have any enquiries, please write to: editor@buddhistchannel.tv