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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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

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