All religions believe in respect for creation. Hindus believe all living things are sacred, and accepting responsibility for the natural world will bring good karmic consequences for everyone.
What is a common environmental pollutant?
How can major changes to animals' natural habitats cause problems for their survival?
The animals cannot adapt to the changes quickly enough
The animals have to find a new home
They might not be able to feed their young
What is deforestation?
The removal of forests and major woodlands
Planting more trees in tropical countries
Encouraging families to plant trees in their own gardens
Why is there a limited quantity of natural resources?
We cannot make any more of them
They are too expensive to import
They are formed by changes in the world over millions of years
What evidence do we have for global warming?
The polar ice caps are melting
There are fewer floods
We no longer have cold winters
What do most Hindus mean when they talk about the environment?
The real world
Their personal world
The natural world
What is ahimsa?
The principle of non-violence
The belief that all actions bring reactions
The release from the cycle of reincarnation and the end of all suffering
What belief encourages most Hindus to accept responsibility for their actions, including how they treat the environment?
Why would many Hindus say nature cannot be destroyed without humans also being destroyed?
Humans need the natural world to survive and all atman are linked
They believe it is karmic law
Humans don't know how to stop the destruction
How do many Hindus view the Earth?
As a father
As a mother
As an animal