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A Climate Change C C

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    • BapDada:  30/01/10
      • "Nowadays, everyone is worried about nature too. So, you should give a special message: How we can change the nature of the elements with the nature of the mind."
    • BK Environment Initiative
      • What happened since the last NC meeting:
    • BK Environment Blog with service news, papers, workshops, ideas experiences related to environment
    • BK Position Paper
      • Consciousness and Climate: Confluence of Two Living Systems
      • Statement for the
      • United Nations Climate Change Conference
      • December 7-18, 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Leaflet about Inner Climate & Solar Energy
    • 8 slogans for a green lifestyle
    • 8 slogans for a green lifestyle
    • 10 workshops on the following values :
      • Respect
      • Simplicity
      • Empowerment
      • Non-violence in relation to a vegetarian diet
      • All available on the blog
    • New partnership
      • Brahma Kumaris listed as an organisation eligable to participate in all forthcoming UN Climate Change Conferences
    • Future Conferences:
      • People’s World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth’s right, Bolivia , April 2010
      • UN Conference in Bonn June 2010, preparing for COP16
      • COP16 and NGO forum in Mexico Nov. 2010
      • COP17 South Africa 2011, Brazil 2012
    • Experiences from
      • UN Climate Change Conference
      • Copenhagen – COP15
      • 7th- 18th Dec. 2009
      • ( COP15 means:
      • Conference of Parties number 15)
    • The UN Conference - COP15
      • Delegation of 17 BKs and contacts
      • Exhibition (stand) in the conference hall
    • Consciousness & Climate
      • This concept was received very well and met with big media interest
      • The only organisation out of 400 with a clear message about consciousness
    • People’s Climate Summit (NGOs )
      • Exhibition, 2 workshops, 2 meditations, 2 panel discussions
    • Solar Energy
      • BK Solar Energy generated a lot of interest and respect.
      • The fact that BKs are providing solar energy for its own community was a source of inspiration for other spiritual communities.
    • Workshop: Use of RENEWABLE ENERGY for a Better Future in India
      • Entrepreneur Joachim Golo Pilz has played a major role in making the Brahma Kumaris (BKs) the largest single user of alternative energy in India……..
    • Co-operation with other NGOs
      • Sharing Exhibition area with Interfaith Declaration for Climate Change
      • Press Conference with 350-org and Interfaith Declaration for Climate Change
      • .
    • Partnership with Global Peace Initiative of Women, USA
      • Sister Jayanti was one of 35 spiritual leaders that participated in “Addressing Climate Change by Awakening to Oneness ”
    • 8 videolinks available on the blog
    • Present Green team
      • A very enthusiastic team who would like to continue with this ”green service”:
      • Sister Jayanti Julia (USA),
      • Valeriane (Switzerland) Patricia(Peru),
      • Sonja (Denmark) Renaud (France)
      • Arnold & Loius (Holland) Piero (Italy)
      • … and you?
      • With thanks to Judy and Gayatri New York &
      • Maureen, London
    • Visit the blog..
      • ..to know more:
      • http://environment.brahmakumaris.org
    • What is next?
      • A global vision for
      • BK Environment Initative
      • Green Retreats Regionally
    • A global vision for BK Environment Initiative:
      • The RC’s nominated one person from each region:
      • - Africa  Pratibha, Kenya
      • - the Americas  Julia, New York
      • - Asia Lucy, Philippines
      • - Australia Jessica
      • - Europe  Sonja
      • - India  Mruthunjaya and Golo
      • - Russia/CIS Irina
      • - Facilitator - Arnold, Holland
    • This vision will serve as a basis for:
      • - increasing awareness of environmental
      • issues for BK’s and service
      • - the centres to take practical steps towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle and management of centres.
    • Green Retreat, Italy
      • GREEN RETREAT in Casa Sangam Italy in May 2010 for BK’s interested in environment
      • 3 days retreat about
      • - environment and consciousness
      • - environment and values
      • - environment and action/service
      • How to serve the element?
      • How to understand and explain the link between consciousness and climate
    • Green Dialogue
      • What is the link between environment and spirituality?
      • Why would the BKs be interested in environment conferences and initiative?
      • What are the benefits of raising awareness of being environmentally friendly?
      • For the self - the centre - BK organization?
    • What can you do?
      • Have a green dialogue at the centre with the BK’s
      • Any practical green steps at the centre needs to be taken?
      • Run workshops related to this topic
      • Get to know the environment NGO in your area for future co-operation, especially vegetarian associations
      • Ask your NC or RC for green retreats