Useful Links

MEDIA LINKS:

Karim Sulayman - I trust you

BUDDHISM AND THE ECOLOGICAL CRISIS TODAY: 

 

SotoZen-Net - Five Principles of Green Life

 

Global Buddhist Climate Change Collective - Important news on Buddhist climate related practice occasioned by the upcoming Climate Summit in Paris.  See especially 15 Days of Buddhist Climate Action for specific actions that you can take.

 

LOCAL SOCIAL JUSTICE ECOLOGY ORGANIZATIONS: 

 

Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Seattle Chapter - The Seattle chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship provides encouragement and support to those who combine activism with spiritual practice.

 

Showing Up for Racial Justice - A national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice, as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.

 

Backbone Campaign - Artful Activism with a purpose: to accelerate the growth of a social movement powerful enough to manifest a world where life, community, nature and our obligations to future generations are NOT for sale, but honored as sacred.

 

Rising Tide Seattle - A grassroots, all-volunteer collective dedicated to taking direct action to confront the root causes of climate change and support communities on the frontlines of extractive industries.

 

350 Seattle - A grassroots organization passionate about climate and ecological justice.

 

sHellNo - Working as allies in the sHellNo Action Council to oppose Shell and Arctic Drilling.

 

Black Lives Matter Seattle - Black Lives Matter Seattle is a registered chapter of the BLM network, a national organization working for the validity of Black life, and to (re)build the Black liberation movement.

 

Idle No More WashingtonIdle No More calls on all people to join in a peaceful revolution, to honor Indigenous sovereignty, and to protect the land & water.

 

RELIGION & ECOLOGY:

Forum on Religion and Ecology - A multifaith site devoted to applying religious teachings to environmental practice.

Ecological Buddhism - Chock full of Buddhist perspectives on our current environmental challenges.

MEDITATION & PEACE:

Peace Revolution - working to spread inner peace through meditation, and transforming inner into outer peace in our world.

GARDENING/FARMING:

Marra Farm - A farm in South Park (Seattle area) generating 13,000 pounds of organic produce!

Growing Power - An amazing inner city gardening program in Wisconsin (maybe too far to visit, but a great website to inspire us). A 2 acre farm in the middle of the city selling inexpensive produce and donating to food banks, etc.

The Whidbey Institute - A non-profit that offers education to serve the earth, spirit and human future. They have a volunteer run garden and workshops all year long offering gardening education. They have work parties for new gardening volunteers from 1-4pm every Friday.

 

RECYCLING:

 

Earth911.com -- All about recycling

The Problem with Plastics -- Interesting and alarming facts about a growing problem.


ENERGY - CONSERVATION & ALTERNATIVES:

DSIRE database of energy incentives - A comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.