DHARMA AND THE MODERN WORLD
The United Nation’s World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event celebrated on June 5 to help promote societal and individual awareness surrounding ecological issues and to encourage direct action to address unsustainable living.
On June 5, 2011, Panchen Losang Chogyen Gelegzentrum, an FPMT center in Austria, celebrated WED by creating an ecological mission statement and plan of action. The plan for our center addresses subjects such as energy conservation, waste management, environmentally friendly cleaning products, fair trade and organic food and drinks, and fair trade flowers for the altar. We decided to make a concerted effort to raise awareness among our members and students that one’s actions do have an impact on the environment in which all sentient beings are living. We also decided that over the next year we will try to put all our principles into practice step by step.