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A Climate Change C C

  1. 1. BapDada:  30/01/10 <ul><li>&quot;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.&quot; </li></ul>
  2. 3. BK Environment Initiative <ul><li>What happened since the last NC meeting: </li></ul>
  3. 4. BK Environment Blog with service news, papers, workshops, ideas experiences related to environment
  4. 5. BK Position Paper <ul><li>BRAHMA KUMARIS WORLD SPIRITUAL UNIVERSITY </li></ul><ul><li>Consciousness and Climate: Confluence of Two Living Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Statement for the </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations Climate Change Conference </li></ul><ul><li>December 7-18, 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark </li></ul>
  5. 6. Leaflet about Inner Climate & Solar Energy
  6. 7. 8 slogans for a green lifestyle
  7. 8. 8 slogans for a green lifestyle
  8. 9. 10 workshops on the following values : <ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Non-violence in relation to a vegetarian diet </li></ul><ul><li>All available on the blog </li></ul>
  9. 10. New partnership <ul><li>Brahma Kumaris listed as an organisation eligable to participate in all forthcoming UN Climate Change Conferences </li></ul>
  10. 11. Future Conferences: <ul><li>People’s World Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth’s right, Bolivia , April 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>UN Conference in Bonn June 2010, preparing for COP16 </li></ul><ul><li>COP16 and NGO forum in Mexico Nov. 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>COP17 South Africa 2011, Brazil 2012 </li></ul>
  11. 12. Experiences from <ul><li>UN Climate Change Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Copenhagen – COP15 </li></ul><ul><li>7th- 18th Dec. 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>( COP15 means: </li></ul><ul><li>Conference of Parties number 15) </li></ul>
  12. 13. The UN Conference - COP15 <ul><li>Delegation of 17 BKs and contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibition (stand) in the conference hall </li></ul>
  13. 14. Consciousness & Climate <ul><li>This concept was received very well and met with big media interest </li></ul><ul><li>The only organisation out of 400 with a clear message about consciousness </li></ul>
  14. 15. People’s Climate Summit (NGOs ) <ul><li>Exhibition, 2 workshops, 2 meditations, 2 panel discussions </li></ul>
  15. 16. Solar Energy <ul><li>BK Solar Energy generated a lot of interest and respect. </li></ul><ul><li>The fact that BKs are providing solar energy for its own community was a source of inspiration for other spiritual communities. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Workshop: Use of RENEWABLE ENERGY for a Better Future in India <ul><li>Entrepreneur Joachim Golo Pilz has played a major role in making the Brahma Kumaris (BKs) the largest single user of alternative energy in India…….. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Co-operation with other NGOs <ul><li>Sharing Exhibition area with Interfaith Declaration for Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>Press Conference with 350-org and Interfaith Declaration for Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  18. 19. Partnership with Global Peace Initiative of Women, USA <ul><li>Sister Jayanti was one of 35 spiritual leaders that participated in “Addressing Climate Change by Awakening to Oneness ” </li></ul>
  19. 20. 8 videolinks available on the blog
  20. 21. Present Green team <ul><li>A very enthusiastic team who would like to continue with this ”green service”: </li></ul><ul><li>Sister Jayanti Julia (USA), </li></ul><ul><li>Valeriane (Switzerland) Patricia(Peru), </li></ul><ul><li>Sonja (Denmark) Renaud (France) </li></ul><ul><li>Arnold & Loius (Holland) Piero (Italy) </li></ul><ul><li>… and you? </li></ul><ul><li>With thanks to Judy and Gayatri New York & </li></ul><ul><li>Maureen, London </li></ul>
  21. 22. Visit the blog.. <ul><li>..to know more: </li></ul><ul><li>http://environment.brahmakumaris.org </li></ul>
  22. 23. What is next? <ul><li>A global vision for </li></ul><ul><li>BK Environment Initative </li></ul><ul><li>Green Retreats Regionally </li></ul>
  23. 24. A global vision for BK Environment Initiative: <ul><li>The RC’s nominated one person from each region: </li></ul><ul><li>- Africa  Pratibha, Kenya </li></ul><ul><li>- the Americas  Julia, New York </li></ul><ul><li>- Asia Lucy, Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>- Australia Jessica </li></ul><ul><li>- Europe  Sonja </li></ul><ul><li>- India  Mruthunjaya and Golo </li></ul><ul><li>- Russia/CIS Irina </li></ul><ul><li>- Facilitator - Arnold, Holland </li></ul>
  24. 25. This vision will serve as a basis for: <ul><li>- increasing awareness of environmental </li></ul><ul><li>issues for BK’s and service </li></ul><ul><li>- the centres to take practical steps towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle and management of centres. </li></ul>
  25. 26. Green Retreat, Italy <ul><li>GREEN RETREAT in Casa Sangam Italy in May 2010 for BK’s interested in environment </li></ul><ul><li>3 days retreat about </li></ul><ul><li>- environment and consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>- environment and values </li></ul><ul><li>- environment and action/service </li></ul><ul><li>How to serve the element? </li></ul><ul><li>How to understand and explain the link between consciousness and climate </li></ul>
  26. 27. Green Dialogue <ul><li>What is the link between environment and spirituality? </li></ul><ul><li>Why would the BKs be interested in environment conferences and initiative? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the benefits of raising awareness of being environmentally friendly? </li></ul><ul><li>For the self - the centre - BK organization? </li></ul>
  27. 28. What can you do? <ul><li>Have a green dialogue at the centre with the BK’s </li></ul><ul><li>Any practical green steps at the centre needs to be taken? </li></ul><ul><li>Run workshops related to this topic </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know the environment NGO in your area for future co-operation, especially vegetarian associations </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your NC or RC for green retreats </li></ul>

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