Interacting with these wonderful people from Tzu-Chi foundation has taught me so many valuable lessons and I finally understood the meaning and power behind the efforts of all Tzu-Chi fellow volunteers. Walking away from this experience, I gained so much knowledge and insight about Tzu-Chi’s initiative in taking care of the environment as well as how we can do our part as an individual to protect our Mother Earth! Simple easy steps whereby all of us can practice for instance recycling, use less air conditioning and drive less which can make a real impact for the environment, while at the same time improving our quality of life.
Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia has been actively promoting recycling and environmental protection is one of the missions actively promoted by Tzu Chi offices with the hope of educating the public so that more people are aware of the changes of the environment, and hence the need to protect it.
As more recycling collection points are set up in the communities, this concept of environmental protection has been gaining good response and acceptance by the public and schools. This has tremendously enhanced awareness and also brought many new members into Tzu Chi. Tzu Chi's initiative in promoting environmental protection has been well recognized in many ways and have been receiving multiple awards.
Tzu Chi volunteers have been collecting, sorting, and selling recyclable materials to provide operating funds for the poor.
I hope other organizations will follow and learn from Tzu Chi's efforts in taking care of the environment as well as promoting the well-being of society and relieving the suffering of the needy. Last but not least, I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to Tzu-Chi and Sir Mervyn for giving me the opportunity to be part of this worthy cause concerning the environment. God bless them all!
There are countless small efforts that each and every one of us can do to help save our environment. Some of us might feel that our contribution to the environment is so unimportant! However, if someone is willing to start taking action, he or she can affect the people around him or her to "get onboard" and as the trend spreads, we will definitely see a greater change in our environment! Saving the world is not impossible, but it takes the efforts of every single one of us! : )