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Dr. Pankaj Jain Joins Leading Interfaith Environmental Coalition

October 1, 2010

On the anniversary of Gandhi’s birthday, GreenFaith is pleased to announce that Dr. Pankaj Jain has become GreenFaith’s Hindu and Jain Scholar in Residence, and will work with GreenFaith to strengthen Hindu and Jain environmental leadership nationwide.  GreenFaith is...

September 27, 2010
By Ecumenical News International

Leaders of global faith and humanitarian groups have given mixed reactions to a New York summit evaluating the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, set out a decade ago to reduce global poverty - write Peter Kenny and Chris Herlinger.

Political leaders at the summit acknowledged that progress towards...

September 27, 2010    
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Save the planet – a message from another world

The first member of a remote Colombian tribe ever to set foot in Britain brings a stark ecological warning

By Patrick Barkham
The Guardian
September 27, 2010

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The costs of cheap meat
Critics of factory farms say we pay a high price for low-cost food

By Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune
September 24, 2010

If you adjust for inflation and income, Americans have never spent less on food than they have in recent years. And yet many feel we’ve also never paid such a high price.

U.S. Department of Agriculture...

September 21, 2010
United Nations Development Programme

Ven. Bun Saluth, a Cambodian Buddhist Monk with an environmental crusade

In what began as a Cambodian Buddhist monk’s mission to thwart the destruction of the environment has resulted in the legal protection of 18,261 hectare of evergreen forest in northwestern Cambodia, now called the Monks Community...

September 21, 2010
UNT News Service

Dr. Pankaj Jain’s South Asian Religion and Philosophy class at the University of North Texas will ring bells in tune with the United Nations on Sept. 22 (Wednesday) to mark crucial international talks on biodiversity...

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Empowering Local Energy Entrepreneurs and Catalyzing Low-Cost Loans Key to Cook Stove Initiative

UNEP Joins Major International Initiative to Boost Women’s Health, Cut Deforestation and Provide Significant Climate Benefits

September 21, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

September 22, 2010
By Shailaja Tripathi
The Hindu

A festival celebrating earth as a living system will be held in Delhi on Gandhi Jayanti

September 20, 2010
United Nations Environment Programme

New York - Investing in clean energy, sustainable transport, forests and environmentally-friendly agriculture is essential, if internationally-agreed goals to reduce poverty are to be achieved.

This is among the central conclusions of A Brief for Policymakers on the Green Economy...