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MAPS, Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary
From the mountains of Colorado to the tropical hills of Fiji, the message of the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary (MAPS) is travelling around the world. In July, Parvati.org’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Darcy Belanger, represented MAPS at the Climate Action Pacific Partnership Conference (CAPP) in Suva, Fiji. Tropical small island nations, recognizing the urgency of protecting the melting polar ice in order to safeguard their homes, have been leaders in championing the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary. Samoa was the first nation to sign the MAPS Treaty. James Michel, former presidentRead More
Warren's Water Printing, green printing, waterless printing, industrial water use
Green printing used to mean your printer just used recycled paper for your business cards or brochures. Eco-savvy printers are now taking it much further—as we learned this month when we spoke with Glen Warren, Vice President at Warren’s Waterless printing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Parvati Magazine: What is waterless printing and why is it good for the environment? Glen Warren: Waterless printing is a method of offset printing that completely eliminates the use of both water and chemical dampening solutions. Conventional offset printing is based on the chemical propertiesRead More
Flow state with Flow Genome Project
Jamie Wheal, Executive Director of Flow Genome Project, is a leading expert on the neuro-physiology of human performance and a man on a mission to make the “genome of flow” available to everyone by 2020. Parvati Magazine spoke with Jamie to learn what that means and why it matters now more than ever. Parvati Magazine: Let’s start with the basics. What is flow to you? Jamie Wheal: It’s a peak state of awareness in motion, or awareness in action, where you feel and perform at your best. PMAG: Your bookRead 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
Sally Ranney-AREDAY-Renewable Energy Summit-Sustainability
In the astonishingly picturesque mountain village of Snowmass, Colorado, a five-day summit takes place every year that’s been called the “Davos of Clean and Renewable Energy”. The AREDAY summit is a program of the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI). It provides a platform for high level cross-sector networking that results in investments, collaborations, strategic alliances and new initiatives. AREDAY brings together over 100 cross-sector speakers and includes a film festival, concert, electric vehicle show and environmental expo. And in June 2018, Parvati.org was a part of it. On the summerRead 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
Dr Gbujie Daniel Chidubem Team 54 Project
Climate change and the effects of the melting polar ice are poised to affect some parts of the world more immediately than others. The 54 countries of the African continent are especially vulnerable—a fact that has inspired Dr. Gbujie Daniel Chidubem to create the Team 54 Project initiative and connect with partners around the world. He is a Climate Reality Ambassador personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore, and a MAPS Ambassador for Parvati.org in Nigeria. We spoke with him about his inspiration and passion for climate action.Read More
The technology giant Dell recently made a splash in the fashion world by collaborating with Nikki Reed, actress and activist, to launch the The Circular Collection, jewelry made with gold responsibly extracted from technology recovered through the Dell US recycling program. Parvati Magazine’s Business Editor, Pam Bryan, spoke with Trisa Thompson, Senior Vice President and Chief Responsibility Officer at Dell Inc. to learn more about the tech giant’s Legacy of Good sustainability programs. Parvati Magazine: What is the Dell Legacy of Good Plan and why is it so important toRead More
Simply Straws-photo credit DUKE BURCHELL
Image credit: Duke Burchell Simply Straws launched in 2012 with a mission to create the best straw possible while helping reduce pollution caused by plastic straws. They have since won awards for their social activation and light footprint on the environment. Parvati Magazine spoke with Simply Straws co-founder and X Games medalist snowboarder Chanelle Sladics, and Simply Straws Awesome Ambassador, pro snowboarder and four time Olympian Kjersti Buaas. Parvati Magazine: What inspires Simply Straws to be so engaged with education to protect the environment? Chanelle Sladics: As we started onRead 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