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Posted On November 30, 2015By Parvati MagazineIn December 2015 - Highlights, News

Community: Hope and Fear in the City of Lights

Parvati Magazine spoke with numerous organizations planning to be present at COP21 in Paris about whether the attacks of November 13 influenced their plans in any way.Read More
Now is not the time to pursue change through the same old bureaucratic methods that generate slow and incremental movement. Now is the time to make bold commitments and follow them up even if they mean a momentary hit to the GDP. In truth, planetary survival is the bottom line that matters. Read More

Posted On October 2, 2015By Parvati MagazineIn News, October 2015 - Forgiveness

Community: Shell Out of the Arctic

  Canadian environmental not-for-profit celebrates Shell’s September 28 announcement that it has chosen to end its Arctic oil exploration in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska. “This was the right decision to make,” says founder, Canadian musician, yogini and activist Parvati. The all-volunteer staff of is unanimous that the vulnerable Arctic ecosystem needs to be protected, not exploited., incorporated in 2014 in response to the threat of seismic testing in Baffin Bay in Canada’s Arctic Ocean, celebrates the reprieve for marine life as oil drilling rigs areRead More

Posted On August 26, 2015By Parvati MagazineIn News, September 2015 - Resolve

Community: Sign the Earth Statement

With less than 100 days to go until the United Nations conference on climate change this fall in Paris, the need for action has never been so urgent. Every day of unchecked pollution, deforestation and fossil fuel dependency brings us closer to an unlivable planet. We are all too close to a tipping point beyond which climate change becomes like a runaway train. Every nation must be prepared to take strong action to address the crisis facing us as one earth family. To this end, prominent leaders from the worldsRead More members after #July11at11 Day of Action, a Toronto-based organization with offices in Edmonton and Vancouver and a heart in the Arctic, is fresh off a Climate Reality Leadership training with former US Vice President Al Gore. The ten members of immediately sprang into action the day after the training concluded by staging an event, #July11at11, as part of Climate Reality’s Day of Action. July11at11, which took place at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre in Toronto, featured a free class in YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine, led by Toronto-based musician and YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine founder Parvati,Read More

Posted On June 18, 2015By Parvati MagazineIn July 2015 - Surrender, News

Community: Climate Reality in Canada

As mentioned in last month’s Parvati Magazine, former US Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project recently held a Climate Reality Leadership Training course in Cedar Rapids, Iowa – a key state for the US primaries as well as one with significant implementation of renewable energy. Now, it’s Canada’s turn. In Toronto on July 9 and 10, Al Gore will teach a cohort of leaders and environmentalists in the only Climate Reality Leadership course to take place in Canada this year, and the third of four taking place in the world inRead More

Posted On May 27, 2015By Parvati MagazineIn June 2015 - Achievement, News

Community: Climate Reality Leadership

Canadian environmental not-for-profit celebrates a fruitful participation in the Climate Reality Leadership Training, #CRinIowa, which took place recently in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Darcy Belanger,’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, is now a Climate Reality Leader. Belanger travelled to Cedar Rapids on behalf of to participate in the leadership training, which is one of the initiatives of former US Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. The Cedar Rapids training, attended by delegates from all over the world, was one of only four taking place in 2015; the other threeRead More
Catherine Rathbun, Lama Jetsun Yeshe, was the meditation columnist for Parvati Magazine from June 2012 to September 2014. She passed away this February after a recurrence of breast cancer. We spoke with David Liang, senior teacher at the Friends of the Heart meditation centre which Lama Catherine founded, about what this transition time has been like for their spiritual community. Parvati Magazine: What was Lama Catherine’s role at Friends of the Heart and what legacy does she leave? David Liang: Lama Catherine has had varying roles over the years atRead More
The United Kingdom accounts for 0.16% of global land mass, but when it comes to water, it is definitely punching above its weight. It just announced the largest single marine protected area in the world, increasing the total number of fully protected marine areas in the world by a quarter. 30% of the waters in which the UK has jurisdiction are now protected. This news arrives in the wake of a concerted push in February by celebrities, scientists and environmental leaders calling on the UK government to protect the watersRead More

Posted On March 5, 2015By admin108In March 2015 - Awareness, News

Community: The Three Rule Ride

If you had to bring all your possessions with you everywhere you go, how big a vehicle would you need? What would be the carbon footprint? What if you fit it all on a bicycle and in a backpack? Could you do it without generating trash? For American cyclist Mike Roy, now touring the world, that’s all he needs. Roy has been on the road for two and a half years and covered 30,000 km with three rules: no gas, no meat and no trash. On his website, Mike notes:Read More