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Caring for Nature

Amma says that in ancient times there was no specific need for environmental preservation, because protecting Nature was part of worshiping God and life itself. The Creator was seen through the creation, loving, worshiping and protecting Nature as the visible form of God. Amma encourages us all to try to reawaken this attitude, and offers concrete steps each of us can take to do our part to preserve, protect, and restore nature’s harmony.

“ We are not different from nature; we are an interdependent part of it. Our lives depend on the well being of the whole. Therefore, it is one of our foremost duties to lovingly care for all living things.”

– Amma

Our Nature Care Practices

These practices are based on Amma’s advice for what we can do right now to help restore the balance between humanity and nature.

Conserve water

Water is a precious and dwindling resource. We owe it to our future generations to conserve water. Saving water is easy, and opportunities are all around us. For example, you can turn off the tap when washing dishes, or take shorter showers.


When you carpool with just one other person, you can both cut your carbon emissions in half. You also save time, save money on fuel and parking, and help to conserve the world’s dwindling fossil fuels.

Plant a tree

Our volunteers have already planted more than a million trees worldwide. Planting a tree is not only good for the environment – it’s good for us, too. Planting a tree enriches our lives and helps remind us of our connection to the natural world.

Reduce carbon footprint

Climate scientists overwhelmingly agree that global warming is caused by burning carbon-based fossil fuels, and that to avoid a global catastrophe we need to reduce the amount of fuels we burn. Everyone can find ways to reduce their carbon footprint and be a part of the solution. For example, turn off lights when leaving a room, or reuse or recycle an item rather than throwing it away.

Grow your own veggies

You don’t need a big backyard to grow your own organic vegetables — anyone with a windowsill can have an organic garden. When you start your own vegetable garden, it benefits your health, you are empowered to grow your own food, and you get a front row seat to nature’s cycle of life.

Build a house for birds or bugs

When you decide to spend some time building a home for insects or birds, you are not just protecting native species and pollinators; you also get to experience what it means for human beings to serve as stewards of nature and discover the beauty and diversity of our smaller neighbors on this planet.

Care for nature in community

It feels empowering to sustain our Earth. I am able to appreciate the surrounding nature, be present and purposeful at the same time.

Watch Amma’s daily livestream

Amma offers us the possibility to connect online with her on a daily basis. During these livestreams, we can meditate with Amma, chant bhajans (devotional singing) and hear spiritual teachings.

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