On China Central Television (CCTV-9), news
journalist Wang Mangmang is host of a program series called “My Low
Carbon Life” and reported recently how being veg is catching on in China
as a way to curb climate change.
She went on to say that this
trend is actually being set by the younger generation. Dong Ziyang,
manager of the organic vegetarian Jintai Catering Club said, “The
average age of our customers is under 33 years old...
are more environmentally aware and more open to new ideas.” The
journalist also cited the United Nations report on animal agriculture
generating more greenhouse gases than all the transportation in the
world combined, and concerns about livestock being the cause of
environmental desertification and deforestation.
She stated, “As
more and more people strive for a low-carbon lifestyle, the
climate-diet equation is becoming more prominent.”
appreciation and applause, journalist Wang Mangmang and CCTV for sharing
the eco-statement being made by the low-carbon diet.
such programs as yours in benefiting many viewers as well as the
animals and our Earth. Speaking during a May 2009 videoconference in
Togo, Supreme Master Ching Hai highlighted the key role of the younger
generation in being good stewards for the environment.
Supreme Master Ching Hai: I’m happy to
see young people especially involved in endeavors like this, which
contributes to human health and also the planet.http://english.cctv.com/program/newshour/20100121/103665.shtml
Supreme Master Ching Hai: They are
also often the most open-minded people. They are intelligent, they are
easy, they are an impressionable and honest group of people.
they make a connection of global warming to their lives, they may
really decide to do something.
Especially if they understand
that what they do can truly make a difference, they may be the first
ones to take action.
They can be true heroes, by being vegan and
spread the news of this solution. They can save lives, including their
own, but also of people all over the world, and countless animal lives
around the world.
The young people are oftentimes the most ready
to change their lifestyle if they see a reason for it. Their age group
is also, in many cases, the first one to see that veganism is good, it