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koya, self-love, get loved up
World-renowned yoga instructor, holistic wellness coach and former competitive track and field athlete Koya Webb believes in the power of compassion and connection. An empowering advocate for loving self, others, and the planet, Koya joins Yogis Unite and speaks to Parvati Magazine about how the movement aligns with her mission for environmental healing. This interview has been edited and condensed. Parvati Magazine: You place a lot of emphasis on self-care and self-love. How does this provide a foundation to connect with greater unity and healing for our world? Koya Webb:Read More
Arctic shipping, Northern Sea Route, Polar silk road
14,000 tons per second. That’s how fast we’re losing our life support system. For millions of years, the Arctic Ocean’s ice has given every being on Earth food, shelter and safety by stabilizing the global weather patterns that make it all possible. But in the past 50 years, 75% of it has melted away. The worldwide consequences are devastating, claiming hundreds of thousands of human lives every year in natural disasters, famines, disease and more as our world heats up. Losing this ice is not an Arctic problem. It isRead More
MAPS Ambassador, Vandana Erin Ryder, Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary, Parvati.org, Sustainable Development Goals
Parvati’s epic journey to the North Pole to raise awareness of the melting Arctic sea ice also marked the beginning of a wonderful new chapter in my life. As a result of Parvati’s journey, I learned for the first time that Arctic sea ice, which is the Earth’s air conditioning system, was melting with dire consequences to all life. Protecting the Arctic Ocean from further loss of sea ice is critical to keeping our planet cool and ensuring healthy agriculture, balanced climate patterns, and harmonious ecosystems, globally. When Parvati askedRead More
Amnesty International, cobalt mining, cobalt supply chain
Image credit: Amnesty International “If we fail our environment, we fail to protect our human rights.” – Ban Ki-moon From toxic waste dumping in the oceans to child labour and ecosystems destroyed by mining, Seema Joshi, Amnesty International’s Co-Director for Global Thematic Issues, and her team are working for human rights and the planet. Seema shares some of their challenges and successes with Parvati Magazine. This interview has been edited and condensed. Parvati Magazine: Why are human rights and environmental issues intertwined? Seema Joshi: Human rights and environmental issues areRead More
marten thorslund, we don't have time, social media movement
Image credit: Alex Baginski Ekroth In a social media world full of slogans, cliches and catchphrases, how do you stand out and reach the world with a life-saving message? This month, Sweden’s Mårten Thorslund, Chief Marketing and Sustainability Officer of We Don’t Have Time, spoke to us about building the biggest social media network for climate action. This conversation has been condensed and edited. Parvati Magazine: In this digital age it can be challenging to engage readers. Tell us how We Don’t Have Time is using social media to reachRead More
it's a girl thing, all that matters, jasper donat, branded.asia, branded asia
Social media and digital platforms such as YouTube are transforming the way musicians, artists and bloggers shape our society. We caught up with Jasper Donat, co-founder and CEO of Branded Ltd., one of Asia’s most successful media, marketing and entertainment event firms and creators of the groundbreaking All That Matters festival, to find how the industry is changing. This interview has been condensed and edited. Parvati Magazine: You’ve been focused on Asia for over 20 years, but you started out in the UK. What convinced you that Asia was theRead More
Yogis Unite MAPS, Seane Corn, Environmental leadership, MAPS, Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary
Seane Corn, whose teaching and activism also feature in our Yoga column this month, is an impassioned environmentalist who recently joined the growing community of yogis speaking up for the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary. Yogis Unite is delighted to feature this trailblazer for living yoga in the West. Parvati Magazine: What is the connection between yoga and compassion for the environment? Seane Corn: It means to me there can be no conversation about yoga without including the environment. Yoga means to come together and make whole; and it recognizes theRead More
Ogilvy, BRAC, rohingya crisis, refugee crisis, building resources across communities
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s western Rakhine State in a catastrophic and growing refugee crisis. The creative advertising firm Ogilvy has partnered with BRAC (Building Resources Across Communities) to make a difference. This month Natalie Lyall, Group Publishing Director at Ogilvy, describes Ogilvy’s efforts to draw global attention to this crisis. Parvati Magazine: The migration of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar has made international news. But the headlines do not really tell the whole story. What do you think most people don’t realize about this situation? Natalie Lyall:Read More
marine arctic peace sanctuary, Small Island Developing States
“We cannot solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis.” The words of fifteen-year-old activist Greta Thunberg struck to the heart of the problem facing humanity today. We are experiencing an underreported ecological and humanitarian crisis as the polar ice melts and the world warms up. The only sane response is swift and comprehensive action. If we do not recognize that we have a crisis, then how will we solve it? The urgency of our global situation inspired two Parvati.org volunteers to travel to Katowice, Poland on their ownRead More
Earth ethics, sustainable future
United Earth is bringing people and nations together - shaping a sustainable future for our planet. Founded by Claes Nobel, grand-nephew of Nobel Prize creator Dr. Alfred Nobel, the not-for-profit organization is galvanizing worldwide environmental and humanitarian efforts. We are inspired this month as Marcus Nobel, Executive Director and President of United Earth, shares the NGO’s vision to empower and revitalize the world through societal and environmental healing.Read More