Projects overview
Americas projects
Asia projects
China projects
International Taoism Forum
Daoist 8 Year Plan
Daoist Ecology Centre
Mao Shan Declaration
Urban Conservation
Buddhist Mountains
Education and water
Faith in food
Faiths for Green Africa
Green pilgrimage network
Living churchyards
Long-term plans
Major ARC events
Migration
Religious forests
Retreats
Sacred gifts
Sacred land
Values
Wildlife
Other projects
Archive
 
ARC Home > Projects > China projects :
Urban Conservation

Urban Conservation in China

In China's great cities such as Shanghai, Buddhist temples provide havens of peace and inspiration

Thirty percent of Chinese people live in urban areas, and the cities are growing rapidly. The Chinese Buddhist Association, supported by ARC, is hoping to develop community-based environmental improvement schemes, organised by Buddhist temples in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and elsewhere.

These urban monasteries and education centres have great potential to help local communities manage simple improvements in their physical environment, such as recycling waste, planting trees and reducing noise pollution. They can teach about such topics as energy conservation and toxics. The gardens around the temples provide important quiet places, popular with Chinese residents who go there to find peace, play chess, and relax with their families.

Working with these monasteries is now a priority for ARC.

< to previous page to top of page to next page >
ARC site map
© ARC, 6 Gay Street, Bath BA1 2PH, UK
tel +44 (0)1225 758 004



   
 
Related information

Sacred Buddhist Mountains in China
The great sacred mountains of China are places where earth and heaven are believed to touch