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Developing Culturally Sensitive Interventions
Developing culturally sensitive interventions
Vignette: ‘Hinduism and H2O’, London Sustainability Exchange
Key Word: Cultural Awareness

Londoners of Hindu faith have enthusiastically taken up water saving, thanks to a community-led initiative that makes the link between Hindu beliefs and water conservation.

Research with Hindu Community members and leaders enabled programme planners to understand how effective faith beliefs can be in encouraging people to adopt sustainable lifestyles, and to plan a programme of practical advice, tools and support that responded to this insight. Interventions included ‘Temple Talks’, outreach work with Hindu temples and training of Community Champions to deliver free home water audits.

As one participant noted, ‘it makes sense to Hindus because respecting nature is our “dharma” or our duty and so we can vibe with their ...

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