Whether you want to protect the Amazon rainforest, stand for indigenous peoples' rights, or foster the next generation of transformational leaders, the 2012 Pachamama Alliance Luncheon was an opportunity for all of that and more. Explore the best Luncheon moments below and see the impact conscious, committed people power can have.
Below you will find the Luncheon split up into 6 chapters.
The full luncheon video is located at the bottom of this page.
Enter the portal of the 2012 Annual Luncheon, at this critical time in history when people are called into action for a thriving, just, sustainable world.
1:00 - David Tucker: Welcome
4:45 - Sonic Rainforest Journey
7:50 - Arkan Lushwala: Blessing
At this moment in the Luncheon program the audience was shown "Our Moment in Time" - a short film that tells the story of The Pachamama Alliance."
After more than 15 years of partnering with indigenous people of Ecuador to preserve their land and culture, The Pachamama Alliance and its partners are witness to major new threats of oil development in this pristine area of rainforest.
Start - John Perkins, Lynne & Bill Twist: Welcome
4:25 - Bill Twist: Our Work in Ecuador
9:50 - Balen Paez: Fundacion Pachamama
17:15 - Achuar Video
20:20 - Indigenous Leaders
29:15 - Bill Twist: Closing
Pachamama Alliance's transformational educational programs have reached into at least 70 countries, presented by a volunteer network of more than 3500 people worldwide. Now, we are entering a new phase of work to expand participant engagement and train people to be powerful activists.
0:00 - Bill Twist: Overview
1:30 - Ben Schick: The next phase of our educational programs
8:00 - Generation Waking Up
11:00 - Ben Schick: Closing
A monumental shift is going on in the world, from a "you or me" competitive world to a "you and me" world of collaboration and cooperation, to allow us to forge a mutually enhancing relationship with nature.
Pachamama Alliance co-founder Lynne Twist calls this part of the Luncheon "the part that's about you." Here she talks about the "unsung financial heroes of history" -people who invested their money to create the future their hearts knew was possible- and invites you to see that you have that same profound opportunity available to you today.
Heard at the #Pachamama Alliiance Conference today: "And now that you Know...what will you do with the rest of your life...?"— MaRi Eagar (@MaRiEagar) November 15, 2012
Or as I put it in my work, a fundamental choice: life in service of business or business in service of life. #Pachamama— Gil Friend (@gfriend) November 15, 2012