Compassion in Action

Melissa Hoffer on Environmental Policy



Join our next EcoDharma Exploration on Sunday, January 23, featuring environmental lawyer and Buddhist practitioner Melissa Hoffer, for a dharma lens on US environmental policy and how the practice of compassion can guide our engagement.

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There has never been a greater need for collective response to ecological suffering. But many of us feel powerless to change our society’s destructive course. How might we awaken to new possibilities for engaged practice, for action in defense of all living beings?

In this EcoDharma Exploration, Melissa Hoffer, environmental lawyer and Biden political appointee, speaks on US environmental policy and advocacy for the living Earth community.

One Earth Sangha offers monthly EcoDharma Explorations. Join this month’s featured speaker and One Earth Sangha for a live Zoom gathering on Sunday, January 23, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM US Eastern / 8:00 to 10:00 am US Pacific / 4:00 to 6:00 pm GMT. If you can’t make it to the gathering, a recording will be available.

Melissa Hoffer

Melissa Hoffer is an attorney specializing in environmental law. She currently serves in the Biden administration as Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Environmental Protection Agency. She previously served as the chief of the Energy & Environment Bureau in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where she oversaw enforcement of environmental laws, protected ratepayer interests, and supported federal regulations addressing emissions of mercury, air toxins, and greenhouse gases. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Melissa served for over five years as a vice president of Conservation Law Foundation. She is a practitioner in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

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