Buddhist Voices in the Climate Crisis: Earth Words and Watershed Activism
By Robertson Work
October 18, 2022
My root teacher Thich Nhat Hanh said it this way:
When you wake up and you see that the Earth is not just the environment, the Earth is us, you touch the nature of interbeing. And at that moment you can have real communication with the Earth… . We have to wake up together. And if we wake up together, then we have a chance. Our way of living our life and planning our future has led us into this situation. And now we need to look deeply to find a way out, not only as individuals, but as a collective, a species.
What is my own short story of caring for people and planet, related to climate chaos, ecocide, and other interconnected global and local crises? I am grateful that for more than five decades, I have been engaged professionally in international sustainable human development.