The Loka Initiative: What climate scientists can learn from religion
By Scott McInerney ·
The Badger Herald
December 9, 2022
The Loka Initiative partners UW researchers with faith leaders
Dekila Chungyalpa found success merging faith and conservation in the Himalayas. While there, she realized the environmental conservation movement should work with religious groups to improve environmental practices.
Now, Chungyalpa is the Director of the Loka Initiative in the Center for Healthy Minds — an interdisciplinary program which supports faith-based environmental and climate efforts. The Loka Initiative launched in 2019, and they have partnerships with evangelicals, First Nations and Tibetan Buddhists.