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woman's nature, woman's power, yin power, softness, openness, yin
Globally, about one in three women will be beaten, raped or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Recent events in the United States shine a spotlight on how pervasive sexual assault and harassment are in our culture. The hostility and disregard toward women who report they were sexually assaulted by Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks to a much deeper issue of entitlement, fear and suspicion toward the feminine. Like the majority of women who have been sexually assaulted, I did not report my rape to the police. I was a teenager andRead More
peace, Napa valley, healing, transformation, rebuild
Heidi Kuhn, creator of Roots of Peace, is on a quest to eradicate landmines and rebuild post-conflict regions – creating livelihood opportunities worldwide. Parvati Magazine: Not only do you demine regions to remove threats to life and limb, you also support economic development by cultivating minefields into farmland. What called you to this work? Heidi Kuhn: In September 1997, following the death of the late Princess Diana, I hosted an event for the Commonwealth Club and [gave] a prophetic toast: “May the world go from mines to vines…” Turning visionRead More
Prague, Lennon Wall, Nature Needs Half, WILD Foundation, environmental preservation, biodiversity and conservation,conservation of biodiversity
In 2009, WILD Foundation declared Nature Needs Half (NNH) to conserve half of all land and sea by 2050. NNH recently allied with Parvati.org and included MAPS: the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary into their strategy. This month, we spoke to Vance Martin, President, and Amy Lewis, Vice President of Communications & Development of WILD Foundation about this invaluable project. Parvati Magazine: Conserving half of Nature might sound bold to some, but your website points out that many voices have called for this for decades. What was the tipping point toRead More
International Marine Mammal Project - MMP
In 2002 the International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) made waves when they rescued Keiko, the orca, seen in the movie Free Willy. This month Parvati Magazine spoke with Mark Palmer, Associate Director of IMMP, about their accomplishments and how to make a difference in marine protection. Parvati Magazine: Tell us about International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP). Mark Palmer: IMMP is one of the oldest projects under the banner of Earth Island Institute (EII). It works to protect whales and dolphins around the world and their ocean habitats. IMMP actively opposesRead More
Sea Turtles Turtle Island Restoration Network
Wildlife activist and biologist Todd Steiner founded Turtle Island Restoration Network in 1987 to protect marine species and promote ocean health. We spoke with him about why marine protection is essential for a healthy planet. Parvati Magazine: Tell us about Turtle Island Restoration Network! What inspired you to start advocating for marine species and dedicate your life to protecting sea turtles? Todd Steiner: Turtle Island Restoration Network believes the wellbeing of marine species, including sea turtles and salmon, is linked to the wellbeing and future of all life on Earth.Read More
World Pulse Jensine Larsen
Image credit: Darcy Kiefel Jensine (Yen-See-Nah) Larsen is an international journalist who took her passion for sharing women’s stories and developed a collaborative network of women leaders called World Pulse. We sat down with her to find out how it all happened. Parvati Magazine: How did a 19-year-old girl from rural Wisconsin get a job as an international journalist in the Amazon and Burma? Jensine Larsen: I created my own dream job, which seems to be the story of my life. I had no formal training in journalism. I becameRead More
Community - James Thornton-ClientEarth
One of the most important environmental protection tools available to us today is the law. Lawyers who dedicate their training and talent to keeping water clean and land unpillaged, and holding corporations and governments responsible, can be powerful changemakers for a healthy world. Led by James Thornton, ClientEarth is a team of activist lawyers who work with the values of possibility, boldness, creativity, adaptability, transparency and strategy to protect Nature for the sake of all. We spoke with Mr. Thornton about meditation, love for Nature, and the future of theRead More
Earth-loving social entrepreneur and inspirational speaker Clare Dubois is the founder of the TreeSisters campaign, a quickly-growing network of women who support “the radical reforestation of our planet”. Treesisters has the goal of planting a billion trees every year in the tropics, where trees grow more quickly and sequester more carbon, in order to help stop climate change. We spoke with their founder. Parvati Magazine: What inspired you to start Treesisters? Clare Dubois: I used to work as an intuitive medium for environmental changemakers. I was working with Project GreenRead More
World Ocean Observatory
The ocean ecosystem is the one system that connects us all, wherever we are on the planet. The World Ocean Observatory was created by Peter Neill to provide a universally accessible internet space for information and education about the ocean. Their goal is to connect all people through the sea. We interviewed Founder and Director, Peter Neill, to find out how their incredible volume of information is effecting change, and about an exciting new interactive game in the works! Parvati Magazine: What is the World Ocean Observatory? Peter Neill: TheRead More
In 2011, writer and director Josh Fox and activist actor Mark Ruffalo were on a mission to stop fracking in New York State. Ruffalo had read that in 2009, Stanford professor Mark Z. Jacobsen had proposed the feasibility of a nationwide transition to one hundred per cent renewable energy. Financier Marco Krapels brokered a meeting between them and The Solutions Project began. They use scientific research, financial proposals and celebrity power to get the word out that all fifty US states can be one hundred per cent renewable-powered. Parvati MagazineRead More