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The Pachamama Alliance December Newsletter
Our monthly newsletter updates you on our work with our indigenous
partners in Ecuador and our workshops around the world.
In spite of Ecuador’s official announcement in late November inviting oil companies to bid on millions of acres of pristine Amazon rainforest, we’re optimistic this land will remain untouched.

Our indigenous partners have successfully resisted similar threats over the last 20 years, and they’re stronger and more determined now. The oil industry itself considers these lands risky for oil extraction, and even President Correa has stated that 40 years of oil “development” has not brought Ecuador lasting prosperity.

Plus, we have committed allies like you standing with us around the world.

Six reasons why we see a positive outcome in Ecuador »
 
Pachamama Alliance News & Updates


Last summer, our dear Pachamama Alliance friend Nicole DeVito was invited as part of her Pachamama Journey group to visit an Achuar family home in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest. She recorded the visit in these beautiful photos that show you the human face of what’s at stake if new oil exploitation moves forward.

Visit an Achuar home through Nicole’s photos »



The new moon has traditionally been a time of renewal and reflection, and our monthly New Moon Actions are opportunities to honor this time as individuals and as a global community. As 2012 comes to a close, we invite you to revisit the Actions of the past year as practices you can use any time.

View our 2012 New Moon Actions and pick your favorite »



Our 2012 Annual Luncheon in San Francisco last month was a joyful community gathering. This year, we tried something new: taking the Luncheon on the road to New York City. We were blown away by the response from Pacha People across the Northeast, including special guest Van Jones.

Why we’re thinking of doing it again in 2013 »

 
Upcoming Pachamama Events


January 8th, 7-9 pm
San Francisco, CA
So many of us make New Year’s resolutions, only to forget them by January 3. Why don’t we do what we really want to do so often? Join us January 8 when Morty and Shelly Lefkoe, co-founders of the Lefkoe Institute, will answer that question and share how to remove your barriers to action.

Full event details and how to RSVP »



Looking for a way to deepen your connection with the planet, indigenous wisdom, or your own higher purpose? Consider joining us for a Pachamama Journey in 2013. Our thoughtfully designed trips to Ecuador’s Andes mountains and Amazon rainforest will connect you with all that makes being alive at this time such a precious gift.

Start planning your Journey »
 
From The Blog

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What Would You Do to Protect Your Home? Five Questions to Consider

 
Video of the Month



More and more people are getting clear on the scope and urgency of the global climate crisis. In this video, activist Bill McKibben of 350.org talks about why protecting the Amazon now is a necessary part of addressing climate change.

Watch the video »
 
JOIN OUR TEAM



We’re looking for an Engagement Coordinator to build on the success of our Awakening the Dreamer Symposium and take our Education programs to the next level in 2013. Apply or share the listing today!

Details and how to apply »
 
Related News



Nina Wegner, Vice President of the Vanishing Cultures Project, met with indigenous leaders at our Annual Luncheon last month to write this article for The Huffington Post’s Impact section.

Read the article »
 
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