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Buddhist group’s event promotes green living

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Volunteer college student members of the Tzu Chi Foundation, one of the largest Buddhist organizations in North America, recently took to Kissena Corridor Park in Flushing to spread information about environmentalism and Chinese culture throughout the community.

The May 16 event focused on informing attendees about recycling, reducing energy consumption and mitigating global warming. The group presented several approaches to reducing one’s environmental impact starting from the home, including growing plants, reusing disposable items and eating more vegetables and less meat.

The event also offered information on integral aspects of Chinese culture, including sign language and the arts of tea and flower arrangement.

The first New York City event organized by volunteer college student members of Tzu Chi, was a great success, with 300 people coming out to learn about their impact on the world and how to lessen it.

All registration fees and donations collected at the event were sent to the Tzu Chi Haiti earthquake relief fund.

— Connor Adams Sheets

Updated 5:57 pm, October 10, 2011
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