ACTIVISM: TREES

 
 
 
 
 

MORE TREES PLEASE

We love trees. Here are some of the things they do for us:

  • Clean, filter, moisturize and cool the air, reducing urban heat island effects by as much as 5ºC
  • Clean, filter and stabilize the soil, preventing erosion and ensuring healthy agriculture
  • Reduce storm runoff, allowing underground aquifers to recharge
  • Muffle noise pollution
  • Protect against wind, reducing home heating costs and snowdrifts
  • Provide food and natural habitat for many species

In a busy, noisy world, trees remind us of a slower, more stately pace. They show us patient endurance through changing times. We can learn from them how to be rooted, vital and expansive in the moment and live in awakened presence.

Planting trees is a way to give back to the Earth and show gratitude for all they do to sustain us. More trees mean healthier people and a healthier world.

Parvati, Kupid’s Play and Positive Possibilities have always dedicated a percentage of proceeds to reforestation. Our preferred partner in this is Embracing The World’s GreenFriends initiative.

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GREEN WORKS

LIVE GREEN

LIVE GREEN

Knowing that what I do affects everyone, I choose ecological options wherever possible, reduce water and energy consumption, and plant at least one tree every year.

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In addition to planting trees, Parvati keeps her show’s environmental footprint small by choosing energy-conserving LED lights, fitting her show into a single fuel-efficient vehicle, and upcycling existing materials wherever possible to reduce waste. In addition, she makes every effort to produce and present her products in recycled and/or biodegradable packaging.

Are you willing to take the green works challenge? Make the commitment and say “YES!” to living a green life by clicking on the LIVE GREEN box.


GREEN LIVING

Green living can be fun, and is good for everyone. Here are a few simple things that you can do to make positive change for your health and the health of all.


GOOS (Good On One Side) PAPER

Save paper that was only printed on one side, and use it to print drafts or for scrap paper.


USED ENVELOPES

Cut open used envelopes and use them for note paper, or refold them inside out to reuse them.


HOLIDAYS AND GIFTS

Cut the front off holiday cards and use them as next year’s gift tags.
Switch from gift wrap to gift bags, wrap gifts in reusable cloth, or wrap gifts in comic pages from the newspaper.


NO JUNK MAIL

Call junk mail companies and remove your name from their lists and put a sign on your mailbox that you do not want flyers.


REDUCE PACKAGING

Bring your own bags and buy products that use less packaging. Avoid packaging items that are already packaged by nature, such as a cluster of organic bananas. Ask your favorite take-out restaurant to let you bring your own containers.


BOTTLES AND CUPS

Buy a travel mug and bring it to the coffee shop. Carry a water bottle instead of buying bottled water.


LESS DRIVING AND FLYING

Walk, cycle, use public transit or take the train.




CLEAN GREEN

Switch to ecological cleansers for your home and for personal care.


USE ORGANIC

In food, textiles and cosmetics, avoid chemicals and pesticides.


FREECYCLE

Use recycling clubs and thrift stores to recycle your used goods.


LESS MEAT

Eat less meat to conserve water, land and energy resources.


LESS WATER

Take shorter showers; don’t leave taps running when not in use.


PLANT TREES

Trees are the lungs of the world. We need them to breathe. Look for opportunities to plant native trees near you, or consider supporting reforestation efforts by reputable organizations.


USE LESS ENERGY

Use compact fluorescent bulbs; turn off lights and appliances when not in use; hang laundry to dry.


GREEN POWER

Contact your power company and ask to purchase green power. If you live in Canada, you can sign up with Bullfrog Power.


YOU CAN HELP

Please support the tree planting campaigns from any of the organizations below. You can volunteer your time, plant trees, and get involved.

EMBRACING THE WORLD

A member organization of the United Nations Billion Tree Campaign, Embracing the World has organized the planting of more than a million trees globally since 2001.

Embracing The World’s environmental initiatives are aimed at innovating solutions in sustainability defined by simple, practical steps that can be adopted on a large scale. Several of its projects and events have been formally recognized by UNESCO as part of the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development.

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TREE CANADA

Tree Canada has planted nearly 80 million trees and greened more than 550 schoolyards across the country.

Tree Canada develops programs in partnership with the private and public sectors, communities and individual Canadians, to maintain a healthy environment through sustaining urban and rural forests. They provide Canadians with education, technical expertise, and resources to plant and care for urban and rural trees.

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EVERGREEN

42,324+ native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers planted in parks and public spaces across Canada in 2013.

Evergreen is a national not-for-profit that has been working since 1991 to restore the connection between Canada’s cities and the natural environment. Focusing on four program areas— Greenspace, Children, Food and CityWorks— Evergreen builds partnerships with diverse groups and engages key influencers and the public to inspire local action and create sustainable urban development.

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WHY YOGA IN THE NIGHTCLUB

I am often asked what inspired me to bring yogic expression into the club scene. I answer easily. Yoga In the Nightclub is a natural expression of who I am as a musical artist and dedicated yogini. Yoga is not a physical practice but a way of life. It is about learning to be present in all one does, to see the divine here, now, in this moment. As such, yoga is everywhere. It is about feeling connected to something much greater than our limited ego or will. It is about being in service to life, feeling interconnected to that very life force. Yoga In The Nightclub is a celebration of life and a reminder that we can find awakened presence everywhere.

Yoga in the West is mostly known as a series of bendy physical exercises. Yet there is much more to it than fitness. Yoga’s systematic breath and body exercises, designed to clear the subtle channels in our energy system, prepare us for meditation, through which we may experience a life inspired by our interconnected, multidimensional true nature. Our body, that once was seen as “mine”, is no longer our identity, but a gift on loan from the divine. We care for it, but we are not attached to it. The practice of yoga offers us the opportunity to experience the transmutation of matter into pure light, embody the multidimensional and rest in the eternal.

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WE ARE ALL CONNECTED

Hatha yoga, the physical practice of yoga, is just one of many aspects of yoga, which range from selfless service to astrology and prayer. The Sanskrit word “yoga” most simply translates to “union”, implying that the practice of any yoga will bring together our perceived sense of separateness. As a whole, yoga is an ancient science of life. It is a practical method of shedding excess and bringing us back from the self-delusion of separation from the divine so that we may realize our inherent interconnection to and ultimate oneness with it.

As we begin to understand that yoga is everywhere, we come to see how we are all connected in vast ways far beyond the limitations of our personal will and ego. What I do affects you, and vice versa. We are one earth family. At the heart of it all, we share the same heartbeat. Breathe to be. We are one.

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AWAKENED LIVING

When we are open, life blossoms, just as a flower opens to welcome the morning sun.  We see that the sun, though it is millions of light years away, has a tender yet powerful relationship with the flower, as do the rain and the clouds. From this perspective we see that we are part of the whole. Life is a symphonic masterpiece with which, when we are open, we are completely resonant.

As we come to understand our oneness, we can revel in it with wonder and joy. We can consider in awe how immense it all is. We can let go of the idea that an illusory, isolated sense of self could possibly be in control, and open to an exquisite unfolding of life in absolute perfection. Our actions become not about “me” but about the whole. Each moment is integrated within the whole. No one decision is separate.

When we begin to see that each decision we make affects not just ourselves but everyone and everything on the planet, we act with more compassion. When we have more compassion, we realize the impact of our actions and we naturally want less and practice more kindness. As stewards of the Earth, we each are called to learn to live in harmony with ourselves, each other and our planet. We all breathe the same air and live on the same living organism, our planet. Varied in race and creed, we are all one family, children of the same mother, the planet Earth.

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THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GRACE

In each moment, there is infinite grace. By becoming more conscious as we practice yoga on the mat, at work, at play or in the nightclub, we let go of the unnecessary and develop greater internal spaciousness which blooms throughout our lives. In this space new life and possibilities arise.

As we rest our awareness on the simple purity and grace of the breath, we realize - we are alive! We let go of wanting things from the future and the past and open to what is here and now. We feel as vast as the sky and rooted in the richness of this moment.

When we “breathe to be”, we understand our interconnection. We see that we are not the doers but a part of the whole, the same energy that is in the flowers and in the stars. We know that our essence is divine - from which we have come, to which we return.

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I am light!

Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha
Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha
Gone, gone beyond. Oh what awakening!
Gone, gone beyond. Swaha!

I am light, dancing in delight!
I am light, dancing through the night!
I am light, in delight!
I am light, dancing through the night!

Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha
Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi swaha
I am the light, liquid gold light
I am in delight! Swaha!

I am light, dancing in delight!
I am light, dancing through the night!
I am light, in delight!
I am light, dancing through the night!

I am the light (gate gate), liquid gold light (paragate)
I am in delight (gate gate) transforming the night (paragate)

Gone, gone beyond (gate gate)! Oh what awakening! (paragate) (I am)
Gone, gone beyond (gate gate)! Swaha!

I am light, dancing in delight
I am light, dancing through the night
I am light, in delight
I am light, dancing through the night

I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light (gate gate)
I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light (paragate)
I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light
I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light, I am light

I am light!

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