Buddhist virtues and environmental responsibility in Thailand

Smith, Mark J. and Pangsapa, Piya (2009). Buddhist virtues and environmental responsibility in Thailand. In: Reynolds, Martin; Blackmore, Christine and Smith, Mark J. eds. The Environmental Responsibility Reader. London, UK: Zed Books, pp. 314–320.

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About the book: The book promotes innovative ways of understanding and taking responsibility for actions in the context of our ‘natural’ world through a selection of classic and contemporary edited readings accompanied with an editorial narrative. It provides sense-making tools for appreciating and doing something about seemingly intractable modern-day environmental dilemmas--including global warming, fossil fuel consumption, fresh water quality, industrial pollution, habitat destruction, and biodiversity loss. The book draws on contemporary ideas associated with environmental ethics, social learning, communities of practice, systems thinking, ecological citizenship, corporate responsibility, fair trade, and the connections between environmental and social justice; configuring these ideas into practical notions for responsible action.

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