Written by Claire Morgenstern
“When we hear about climate change, we know it’s true but it feels overwhelming. What can we do?”
That’s the urgent question posed by Jack Kornfield, one of the world’s leading Buddhist voices, in a beautiful video message recorded as part of NRDC’s Demand Clean Power campaign. The video also commemorates the first-ever Earth Care Week, which comes to a close today.
Earth Care Week was created by a group of senior Buddhist teachers as an opportunity for Buddhists around the world to come together and explore the role of climate change as a catalyst for awakening in today’s changing world.
What we can do, according to Kornfield, is raise our voices against dirty fuels and stand up for clean energy. That includes calling for an end to the climate-wrecking Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which endangers our environment, our climate and our health.
Kornfield is one of the voices of Demand Clean Power, NRDC’s recently launched campaign for a clean energy future. This people-powered movement aims to move beyond heavily-polluting fuels like oil, coal and tar sands and choose better, cleaner energy sources, like solar, wind and energy efficient technologies.
“There’s a renewal in the life force of the Earth that wants us to join with it,”¯ Kornfield says. “And when we do, all kinds of wonderful things are possible.”
Learn more about NRDC’s Demand Clean Power campaign.
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