A group of 5 young leaders and 3 supporters from Maui, Hawaii were sponsored by their community to go to the UN Climate Talks in Paris, winter of 2015. They met other indigenous practitioners and youth and learned what they could to bring back to their island home. "We learned that we are all in this together, we have one planet, and we need to come together as one people to preserve it and ourselves, for future generations." See the video below as they share their gratitude, grief, insights, inspirations and stories with their community.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Honu Lafitaga offers a lei to Marie-Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France. Place to B, Paris, France
Below are some links and suggestions if you would like to further your inquiry into the state of Climate Change and how it is affecting us, as well as organizations and people working to mitigate these effects.
TED Talk by Melati:
Bye Bye Plastic Bags.
Two students from Bali Green School share their process of trying to rid Bali, Indonesia of plastic bags.
TED Talk by President Anote Tong of Kiribati:
My country will go underwater soon unless we work together.
EARTH AGREEMENTS & MANIFESTOS:
Below are the links to Critical State of Mother Earth Statement and Criteria (Taimi’s Presentation and the Agreement formed by the Wisdom Keeper Council at Chateau de Millemont in Paris during the COP21 negotiations):
The Earth Charter Initiative is a global movement of organizations and individuals that embrace the Earth Charter and use it to guide the transition towards a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.
Sustaining All Life
A beautiful group we spent a lot of time with in Paris. They are dedicated to creating spaces to deeply listen to people’s stories, of grief, of traditional wisdom and of hope. They have developed a co-counseling process for this aim.
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