8837153093?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen 

On Earth Day (April 22nd), as US President Joe Biden hosted a virtual summit of world leaders to address the global climate crisis, Bhumi Global, a new non-profit environmental organization based on Hindu principles of environmental care, was launched.

Bhumi Global builds on the work of the Bhumi Project. Launched in 2009 and housed at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies until August 2020, it became the leading global Hindu voice on the environment, mobilized tens of thousands of people for climate action, and ensured a Hindu presence in the international environmental movement. Over that time it was supported by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, GreenFaith and many other well-wishers and friends.

Bhumi Global Director Gopal-Lila Das (Gopal Patel) is also grateful for the support of Shaunaka Rishi Das, Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. “Shaunaka Rishi Prabhu has been a mentor and a friend of mine for almost twenty years now, both personally and professionally,” he says. “And Bhumi Gobal wouldn't exist without his kindness, generosity and support over the last twenty years.”

Gopal-Lila, who co-founded Bhumi Global with SriVani R. Yerramilli and Mat McDermott, adds, “I'm proud to serve as a Co-Founder and Director of this incredible organization that is close to my heart. Bhumi Global will honor the legacy of the Bhumi Project to engage, educate, and empower people and communities to address the triple environmental crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.”

Read more: https://iskconnews.org/environmental-organization-bhumi-global-launched-on-earth-day,7775/

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