By: Lee Shien-feng, Chiang Chun-liang, Evelyn Kao and S.C. Chang
Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) The Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation kicked off World Vegetarian Day activities Monday aimed at promoting a vegetarian diet, and urged people to endorse the drive by signing its World Vegetarian Day petition.
A delegation of the foundation proposed designating Jan. 11, 2016 as World Vegetarian Day during the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in December and called on conference participants to sign the petition online to endorse the drive, according to meteorology expert and Tzu Chi volunteer Peng Chi-ming (彭啟明). [FULL STORY]
Peng said at a ceremony to promote the drive that the world is believed last year to have experienced the highest average temperature in recorded history, while Taiwan could have experienced its second-warmest winter in history, signaling a serious challenge posed by global warming and the need to cut carbon emissions.