Etr Green 2009 V1 (2)

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Etr Green 2009 V1 (2)

  1. 1. BRAHMA KUMARIS ENVIRONMENT INITIATIVE
  2. 2. United Nations Climate Change Conference & NGO Forum Copenhagen 7th - 18th December 2009
  3. 3. Overview of COP 15 <ul><li>COP15 - the 15th Conference of the Parties under the UN ‘Climate Change Convention’ </li></ul><ul><li>Ministers and officials from 192 countries are expected to attend </li></ul><ul><li>A parallel NGO Forum, organised by local NGOs and sponsored by the Danish Government. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>There are 2 organisations in Copenhagen dealing with this. Brahma Kumaris Denmark is part of both committees. </li></ul><ul><li>The People's Climate Action www.peoplesclimateaction.dk </li></ul><ul><li>Klimaforum 09 www.klimaforum09.org </li></ul>About the NGO Forum
  5. 5. <ul><li>To help individuals and communities understand: </li></ul><ul><li>the connection between consciousness and the state of the planet; </li></ul><ul><li>how self transformation and action based on spiritual values, such as non-violence and respect, contribute to a change in the environment; </li></ul><ul><li>how to enable lasting changes in lifestyle . </li></ul>Aim of the BK Environment Initiative (1)
  6. 6. <ul><li>To encourage BKs and centres to develop eco-friendly attitudes, actions and running of centres. </li></ul><ul><li>The BKs already contribute actively to the protection of the environment with a very sustainable lifestyle: </li></ul><ul><li>- little waste, </li></ul><ul><li>- vegetarianism, </li></ul><ul><li>- simplicity and economy, </li></ul><ul><li>- respect of nature and…… </li></ul>Aim of the BK Environment Initiative (2)
  7. 7. Example : VEGETARIANISM <ul><li>Did you know that intensive animal breeding: </li></ul><ul><li>produces more green-house gas emissions than the whole world transport systems (planes, trains, cars, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>2) generates massive pollution of the soil and water resources as well as deforestation and changes in climate, etc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 3 Green Questions <ul><li>Can you describe the link between consciousness and environment ? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should the Brahma Kumaris address environmental concerns and participate in conferences on this theme ? </li></ul><ul><li>Please formulate the main guidelines for a spiritual sustainable lifestyle. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Workshop <ul><li>Meet in groups of 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Choose 1, 2 or all 3 questions </li></ul><ul><li>Bring back your written answers to the Green Team, in this hall (next session). </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback will be available on the BK Green Blog </li></ul>
  10. 10. Learn more, see the latest news www.environment.brahmakumaris.org You can join too by being, doing and sharing

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