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Environmental Protection

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Dharma Master Cheng Yen in a speech in 1990 called for the public “to do recycling with our clapping hands.” Since then Tzu Chi volunteers have started to promote recycling and established recycling education stations. Regardless of age, educational level, recycling volunteers face the dirty rubbish with humbleness and bend down to care for our earth.

From caring for our earth to caring for our heart, Tzu Chi promotes healthy diet of more fruits and vegetables and less meat, a simple lifestyle, reduce our carbon footprint and incorporating recycling into our daily lives.

The 5 Elements of Practicsing Environmental Protection in Daily Life:

  • Start young
  • Living habits
  • Education & knowledge
  • amily affairs
  • Peace of mind

Tzu Chi International Humanitarian Aid Association (TIHAA)
In order to support the disaster relief team and provide smooth and efficient services towards the relieving work as well as to comply well with the aid requirements, a group of Taiwanese entrepreneurs, consist of various professionals, founded the TIHAA in 2004, which is based on the spirit of unconditional giving, the Great Love. This is a very systematic voluntary team, doing back office work and R&D, the team is developing all types of relieving materials with recycling concepts, thus improving the quality of relieving.

Environmental Protection

  • 1990: start promotion of Environmental Protection
  • Now 17 countries, 5,462 recycling centres and 76,219 volunteers.
  • 2008: weight to recycled materials in Taiwan: 117,902,949 Kg; trees saved: 1,421,383


The Beauty of the Jing Si Abode


Are you prepared to put your kindness into actions and join Tzu Chi in promoting the goodness and beauty of mankind?
You are always welcome to join our Tzu Chi’s Great Love missions by becoming a member or volunteer. Please contact the Tzu Chi location near you.

" We all have a pure and clear Buddha nature, obscured by afflictions and delusion. "
Jing-Si Aphorism

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