BAM Online Resources
The Network of Buddhist Organisations says:
What will you do for BAM 2023 (or at any time)?
Perhaps you’ll take stock of the compassionate action that we are already doing. Perhaps you’ll ask how can we refine or supercharge those actions. Perhaps you’ll try something new.
We can use Buddhist Action Month to examine how it is to be a human in this world. How do we cause harm? Or collude with causing harm? How do we take compassion action? Or support the compassionate action of others?
Their resources are vast. Click the link below to find out more:
OTHER IDEAS & GOOD CAUSES:
Close to home you can help with adding donations to food banks & being involved in your neighbourhood:
BanktheFood app uses tech for good. It connects individuals who wish to donate food items with their local food banks. Via the app, you can easily identify the most needed items requested by your food bank and it conveniently notifies you when you are near a supermarket. This feature allows you to contribute to the cause while going about your regular shopping routine. The app is free to use.
Transition Streets is an award-winning project that brings neighbours together. It creates more caring, more sharing and more connected streets and helps people reduce their carbon footprint and cost of living through taking practical action together.
Camp Beagle UK (CBUK) is an independent movement of dedicated and like minded people working together to oppose and bring to an end the cruel, abusive exploitation of all animals in the vivisection industry.
CONSERVATION OF HOUSE MARTINS
You can attract house martins to nest on your house by putting up artificial nest cups to give them a permanent home year after year. Encourage others to do this too by helping your community understand the problems that house martins face.
THE COMPASSION WEEKLY LOTTERY
Playing our lottery is a fun and exciting way to support Compassion in World Farming, and help stop the biggest cause of animal cruelty on the planet – factory farming.
A website packed with ways to help wildlife! A grassroots movement that believes we need nature and it needs us. More than 911,000 members and 35,000 volunteers work together with their Wildlife Trust to make their local area wilder and make nature part of life, for everyone. Every Wildlife Trust is an independent charity.
THE WIDER WORLD & THE BIGGER PICTURE
JUST STOP OIL
Just Stop Oil is a coalition of groups working together to ensure the Government commits to halting new fossil fuel licensing and production.
GET CARBON SAVVY
Sir David Attenborough and others have highlighted the United Nations’ warning that we have until just 2030 to cut global CO2 emissions.
The great news is that almost all actions that cut CO2 lead to improved quality of life, health and happiness.
Fairtrade is about better prices, safe working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers.
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) works in more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities to help people affected by humanitarian crises to survive, recover and rebuild their lives.
There is so much out there. We hope some of these will give you ideas of how you and others can get involved.
And finally, an important element for everyone to remember…
Facing the fear of fear itself: the case for climate optimism
Click the above link for a speech on our role in tackling climate change by Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency.