與山林的契約 環境信託與山林的「森存之道」

位於新竹縣芎林鄉鹿寮坑旁的自然谷,每個月都會定期舉辦如淨山工作假期及環境教育營隊等活動,藉以吸引不少遊客前往報名,然而這鬱鬱蔥蔥的山林在十三年前曾是荒廢的果園以及光禿禿的山坡地。所幸在吳杰峯等人的照料及維護下,自然谷才有今天的樣子。

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The Breath of Gods

In Taiwan’s temple culture, incense sticks and joss paper are mostly used as a medium to pray to the gods, but the gas emitted could be a hidden danger to the environment. Thus, in 2009, the Environmental Protection Administration encouraged major temples to reduce incense and joss paper burning, as well as firecracker setting in hope of reducing air pollution and protecting people’s health.

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