People are increasingly becoming aware of how the way they live affects the environment. There is clear guidance given in Buddhist teachings about how to deal with environmental issues.
What is a common environmental pollutant?
How can major changes to animals' natural habitats cause problems for their survival?
The animals cannot adapt to the changes quickly enough
The animals have to find a new home
They might not be able to feed their young
What is deforestation?
The removal of forests and major woodlands
Planting more trees in tropical countries
Encouraging families to plant trees in their own gardens
Why is there a limited quantity of natural resources?
We cannot find any more of them
They are too expensive to import
They are formed by changes in the world over millions of years
What evidence do we have for global warming?
The polar ice caps are melting
There are fewer floods
We no longer have cold winters
Which protocol committed countries to reducing the amount of greenhouse gases they produce?
The Portuguese Protocol of 2000
The Kyoto Protocol of 1997
The French Protocol of 2003
Can you state one environmental benefit of recycling?
There is a decrease in the amount of waste that is going into landfill sites
Our household refuse is more organised
There is less need for refuse collections
What does ahimsa mean?
To do no harm
To not crave anything
To not gossip about someone else
What do Buddhists believe is the link between humans and nature?
We have nothing in common with nature
God created both us and nature
We are inter-related with nature
In which declaration did Buddhists stress the need to respect the environment?
The Assisi Declaration
The Rome Declaration
The Paris Declaration