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As the UN General Assembly opened in New York City in September, a new environmental initiative kicked off – and Parvati.org played a role. The new innovative online funding platform 300×2050 has launched an initiative to identify, fund and achieve Climate Restoration. With the support of The Be Earth Foundation, a UN Intergovernmental Organization and The Healthy Climate Alliance, 300×2050 celebrated the launch of this new funding initiative by hosting a breakfast and expert panel discussion about key issues related to Climate Restoration — and the impact this pursuit wouldRead More
This month Parvati Magazine connected with Ian Rosenberger, Founder & CEO of Thread and Team Tassy, created in 2012 in the wake of the Haiti earthquake. To date, Team Tassy has helped prepare almost 500 Haitians for employment. Thread has shipped nearly 30,000,000 plastic bottles out of Haiti and Honduras to be turned into high-performance materials. So far the network supports nearly 4000 jobs. This interview has been edited and condensed. Parvati Magazine: What was the inspiration for Thread and how does Team Tassy fit in? Ian Rosenberger: I wentRead More
Crisis calls us to step out of our status quo mindset and meet the needs of the moment with compassion, courage and forward thinking. The communities devastated by September 2017’s monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are among the latest examples of this call. One of the most significant responses comes in the form of Tesla’s solar energy. Hurricane Irma edged past the tiny American island territory of Puerto Rico, leaving a million people without power, but leaving the island functional enough to serve as a base for relief effortsRead More
This month our Business Editor, Pam Bryan, spoke with Sandra Capponi, Co-Founder of Good On You, an Australia-based company on a mission to transform the way we shop by giving us tools to enable buying decisions aligned with our values. They have started out in the fashion world, with plans to expand across a full range of consumer products worldwide. Parvati Magazine: The modern shopper has a dilemma. We know our choices have a huge impact on the planet, for better or for worse. And yet we have limited informationRead More
The long-awaited marine protected area in Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound in Canada’s high Arctic is finally moving forward. Parvati.org, who a year ago brought to national attention the decades-expired Shell oil permits in the area, is glad to see more marine protection happening in Canada’s Arctic. Yet, we are very clear: protection of the Arctic Ocean must happen on a much more massive scale. The Arctic Ocean’s ice is the Earth’s air-conditioning system, playing a crucial role in keeping global weather patterns in balance. But it is under threat as neverRead More
With 7,100 action projects across Canada to date, Evergreen has been connecting people to nature and making cities flourish since 1991. Their overarching mission is to support green cities, with the goal of revitalizing urban landscapes into sustainable cities with low to zero carbon footprints. Evergreen’s crown jewel project is the Brickworks, an area along the Don River that the city of Toronto once considered wasteland. Forty acres of contaminated, former brick factory land have been transformed into an urban park that draws people from Toronto and the surrounding areasRead More
Former US Vice President Al Gore was in Toronto recently to host a pre-screening of his new movie An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Along with many other Climate Reality Leaders previously trained by Mr. Gore, I was in attendance for this special screening. An Inconvenient Sequel is a follow-up, a decade later, to An Inconvenient Truth, the groundbreaking and award-winning 2006 film with Mr. Gore that made climate change a household word. The sequel shows how his life, and the world, have changed in the past decade. It showsRead More
Canadian not-for-profit Parvati.org celebrates the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision to quash the 2014 permits issued by the National Energy Board for seismic blasting in ecologically-sensitive Baffin Bay and Davis Strait, off Clyde River. This decision is consistent with the Canadian government’s five-year moratorium on oil and gas activity in the Arctic Ocean announced last December by Prime Minister Trudeau. “This was the right decision for the Supreme Court of Canada to make,” says Parvati.org founder Parvati. “Seismic blasting, which harms and kills marine mammals, is senseless in anyRead More
This month, our Business Editor Pam Bryan spoke with Daniel Pink, author of several provocative, bestselling books about business, work and human behavior. Pink’s TED Talk on motivation is one of the ten most-watched TED Talks of all time. We find out how he started writing and why he remains committed to helping us live our lives more fully through deepening our understanding of human behavior. Parvati Magazine: You have spent the last 20 years writing and speaking about motivating ourselves and others, informing the world and impacting business practices.Read More
This month, our Community editor Uttama Anderson asked Hands Across the Sand founder Dave Rauschkolb, and his sister, volunteer CEO Dede Shelton, to talk about a simple act of protest that has captured the world’s heart. Hands Across the Sand started in 2010 with 10,000 Floridians protesting against offshore oil drilling. In response to the tragic oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, a new wave of protest grew. It became the largest gathering of people in the world united against expanding offshore oil drilling, and championing cleanRead More