Author: Dharaa Rathi

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Dharaa Rathi is a digital product strategist at New York Presbyterian hospital and a graduate of New York University. Raised in Richmond, Virginia, she focused her early studies on government and public policy, and regularly volunteers during election cycles to get out the vote in her community. She is passionate about creating a positive impact in her community and spends her time outside of work in reading, cooking, and enjoying New York City.

Non-Violence and Sustainability July, 2023 Dharaa Rathi

As a young person considering how to apply principles of Jainism to my daily modern life, I consider sustainable choices to be one of the keyways to practice non-violence. These days, sustainability is a hot topic, sometimes a polarizing buzzword used by our global institutions to encompass a wide array of choices around protecting our climate and the human race. While there are certainly many articles and authors that discuss the role of  institutions in making sustainable choices, I'd like to focus on the more human, day-to-day side of sustainability and how Jainism non-violence is a huge part of it.