Jan McHarry

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"Jan McHarry is an independent consultant who has been working on sustainable development, local environment issues and community engagement for 19 years. Prior to that she worked for Friends of the Earth UK and holds an MSc in Rural and Resources Planning (Aberdeen, 1982).

"Jan is Co-Director of Community Environment Associates... Jan is a practising Western Buddhist (Friends of the Western Buddhist Order) with a particular interest in the links between faiths, environment and social justice. She is a Trustee of the Faith-based Regeneration Network, the leading national multi-faith network for community development, regeneration and social action. She is an associate of the Community Development Foundation (CDF), a non-departmental public body sponsored by Communities and Local Government.

"Jan represents the London Buddhist Centre (LBC) on Tower Hamlets Interfaith Forum (THIFF). She is on the Forum's Steering Group and regularly represents them at community events and specific faiths / multifaith celebrations/memorials. She is one of the Buddhist Centre representatives to London Citizens' Telco, the East London Communities Organisation, a broad-based citizen organising movement renowned for its pioneering work on the Living Wage Campaign. Jan has supported various environmental initiatives within the Buddhist community and, as a member of the local Fairtrade Group, has helped raise awareness in local places of worship... Jan has now joined the Faiths Forum for London Interim Steering Group and the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management's (CIWEM) emerging Faiths and Environment Network. "[1]

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  1. Community Environment Associates Jan McHarry, organizational web page, accessed April 15, 2012.