One Earth Action

Forms and Opportunities for Engaged Practice

There is a way to be a human being
that causes all life to thrive.

— Woman Stands Shining (Pat McCabe)

No small part of our challenge is the pervasive poverty of agency. How often do we hear, including from ourselves, “but I’m just one person”? Yet both Dharma and sociology disagree. Our words and actions matter so much and indeed they are all we have.

While we won’t be “saving” this Earth, our opportunity is to meaningfully respond. We can action that is deeply rooted, skillful, strategic, unattached to specific outcomes. We can speak in ways that actually help.

Opportunities for Engaged Practice

Featured Calls to Action

Upcoming

Ongoing Opportunities

Featured Campaigns

Protect Land, Air, and Water
The Line 3 pipeline endangers the land and waters in the North American Midwest and the communities and ecosystems downstream. Join the alliance of activists working to stop it.
A call to defend sacred land of the Western Apache
Mining companies are threatening to turn a sacred site into a copper pit. Many Apaches are working to defend their historic homeland, and you can help.

Stories of Engaged Practice

Buddhist Monastics Practice Forest Protection
Moved by intimate awareness of dependent co-arising, monastics in Southeast Asia have become leaders in protecting their local environment.
Dipen Barua
Green Gulch Farm Zen Center has provided a vivid demonstration of engaged practice during the pandemic, sharing its vegetable harvests with communities in need throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Wendy Johnson