MotherEarthDayThis meeting of the Mother Earth Day panel took place on the same day of the signing in New York of the Paris COP21 Agreement. The meeting was to share ideas about caring for and nurturing the planet we live on.  The meeting was attended by representatives from all around the world.  Sonja Ohlsson presented thoughts about how the Brahma Kumaris life-style blended spirituality and a sustainable lifestyle that was good for the planet.  She also presented the development of the India-One solar plant being completed in Rajastan, India.

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WaterAwardThe Brahma Kumaris received an award from the World CSR Congress for BEST WATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. A short report can be seen pdfhere

BrazilTereza Cristina, a professional environmentalist, gave a lecture on management of solid waste and general orientation about compost, reducing, reusing, recycling for bk teachers. This was held at the beautiful retreat centre in Brazil. They all learned much from this. Here is a brief report.

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FrancoisFrancois Becher, the most senior member of the Brahma Kumaris in France has a special interest in environmental issues.  He visited Columbia and presented a number of programs.  He also gave interviews to radio stations and members of the government.  The Brahma Kumaris family in Columbia found his vist to be inspiring such that they have now created their own environmental team.  After their own training, they will train the rest of the Brahma Kumaris family and then the public.  This report has many photos and, although it has few words, it has links to all the recorded events so it is a very good resource.

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GoloGolo Pilz had a 3 day visit to Malaysia giving talks and seminars to the public, business leaders and some in collaboration with University of Malaya.  He spoke about the link between consciousness and climate change, the practical impacts of solar energy generation and how we can all work together for a better world. His visit was well received and touched many people.

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GREEN THOUGHT FOR TODAY

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.