To Save our Planet both now and for generations to come we must act.

2022

September
19-25

Tzu Chi Center 229 East 60th St. NY

To Save our Planet both now and for generations to come we must act.

2022

September
19-25

Tzu Chi Center 229 East 60th St. NY

From September 19-25, join Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s “Holistic Climate Solutions Summit” for thought-provoking panels, interactive workshops, and dialogues exploring an alternative future that is within reach. Convened in alignment with Climate Week NYC and the UN General Assembly, we’ll present solutions-focused themes that model a better tomorrow, as well as those that showcase what’s possible when optimism and action converge with respect for all sentient beings and our planet.

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United in Action: Holistic Climate Solutions Summit

Watch on Sunday, Sept. 25
8:00 PM EDT 

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Day 7 - September 25
Live Taping of United in Action: Holistic Climate Solutions

On our last and final day, it was time for reflection with a new episode of United in Action to talk all about what we’ve accomplished.

Day 6 - September 24
Plastics and the Climate

As we entered the weekend, on day 6 we focused on the dangerous effects of plastic on the world around us.

Day 5 - September 23
Building a Flourishing Future

On day 5, we further developed ideas discussed throughout the conference and applied it to steps in climate action.

Day 4 - September 22
Envisioning Our Shared Future

Today, our events tackled climate action, environmental justice, and climate solutions head on.

Day 3 - September 21
Interfaith and Wellbeing

With the climate crisis looming over our heads, we can feel more disconnected and stressed than ever before. Today’s focus on interfaith action and wellbeing was to help keep us grounded, engaged, and ready to take action.

Day 2 - September 20
Local to Global

Today, we explored the theme of Local to Global, how we can act both on an international level and from the comfort of our own homes and communities.

Day 1 - September 19
Food Systems

On our first day of the Holistic Climate Solutions Summit, we examined Food Systems, and took a deep dive into our health, what we eat, and why we eat it.

Agenda

Learn more about the events that will be happening at the Holistic Climate Solutions Summit and follow along as we reflect on how to build a better future together.

Friday, 9/23  1:00 pM – 2:30 PM

This panel will explore the nexus of climate change, animal welfare, and sustainable development. It will showcase how improving animal welfare can contribute towards achieving global climate goals and accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Saturday, 9/24  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

In the US, plastics have rapidly become the go-to material across all sectors of society. They may even be found in every stage of our food chains, from the feed given to livestock to the packaging of foods and drinks.

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Sunday, 9/25  2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Filmed at the Tzu Chi Center and in collaboration with Tzu Chi USA’s Global Affairs Team, United in Action is an in-depth conversation between our host, Steve Chiu, and representatives from the United Nations community.

Sunday, 9/25  2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Filmed at the Tzu Chi Center and in collaboration with Tzu Chi USA’s Global Affairs Team, United in Action is an in-depth conversation between our host, Steve Chiu, and representatives from the United Nations community.

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