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Joe Franke is a biologist, educator and environmental activist. Since 1998, he has been working with environmentally active religious leaders in Thailand, the Philippines, and Nepal through the Wat Forest Project. A variety of initiatives are being supported through the organization, including forest protection, reforestation, and the development of Christian-, Hindu-, and Buddhist-centered environmental education curricula for free distribution to schools in Asia.

 

Abstract of paper given at Buddhism and Ecology conference:
The Wat Forest Project: Organizing Support for Southeast Asia's "Green Monks"

This presentation will be about the Wat Forest Project, which seeks to provide material and technical support for the work of Thailand's environmentally active monks.

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