5th – 9th July 2012
At first, human beings used to live in harmony with the environment, using only the resources on the surface of the planet. There was self-regulation, a perfect balance between the population and resources available, and growth was organic.
People were only using renewable energies, the waste was recycled. Then, with the evolution of science and technology and the mechanistic paradigm, people's view and attitude towards our Mother Earth changed radically, and man became a predator.
In order to increase development and to face the demographic ascending curve, we started to look for energy under the ground and God OIL became the savior and also our killer.

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BILD1322 [300]On 16 May 2012, Heidi and Gopi participated in the UN University programme called "Bonn dialogues", it was held at the Deutsche Welle Radio channel. The panel discussion was "Cities: Drivers of development - drivers of risk?".
Gopi then attended another side event (around 60 participants) where the audience was allowed to ask questions. One of the speakers in the panel was Doreen Stabinsky, Senior Advisor on Trade and Governance at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (ATP). Gopi met her personally, presented the BK flyer and told her about the natural farming and yogic agriculture carried out by the BK in different countries.

interfaith forum 2012 (2)Interfaith Forum held at the Blue Mountains Environment Expo, 16th June, 2012, Australia.

The forum was part of a larger Blue Mountains Environment Expo. The Asian Green Team and the wing in Australia also had a number of small programmes for World Environment Day. How do we conceive of ourselves in relation to the earth? Embracing spiritual wisdom from four traditions, the speakers at this forum aimed to address the inner changes that climate change requires of us.

pachamamaDuring the past years of service in the environment field a lot of service has happened in working closely together with other organizations. The next co-operation is with The Pachamama Alliance, an organization committed to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on this planet. They have developed the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, merging the wisdom of indigenous people from the Amazon rainforest with the insights of the modern world.

davaoAwakening the Dreamer Symposium was held at the Sangguniang Panlungsod (City Council) of Davao City on June 27, 2012 from 9am-5pm. After an initial run in May, two local organizations volunteered to host the event and invited their local partners working on environmental issues, namely, Interface for Development Initiatives (IDIS) which has gained major inroads on watershed management and protection in the city, and the Mindanao Commission on Women which highlights the role of women in the peace process and environmental protection.

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We cannot command Nature except by obeying her. Francis Bacon