How do we find happiness while honestly confronting the critical global issues of the planet? In February we brought together two very different approaches to love and transformation. Guest speaker Marci Shimoff spoke about care of the self, and Bill McKibben spoke to the importance of protecting the planet. Their conversation bridged these perspectives and clarified why its important we act on what is alive in our hearts.
Are you waiting for someone else to solve the world's problems? Or praying for our leaders to use a magic wand to make it all better? Or could it be that somewhere inside of you the answer is waiting to be awakened and activated? Our live video conference calls will be unlike anything else you have attended. They are designed as a conversation between the speaker, moderator Konda Mason (social entrepreneur and Pachamama Alliance ally), and you.
The Pachamama Alliance is moving in a bold direction. Our community is awake, and hungry for the next step. As we continue to answer the call of the Achuar to change the dream of the modern world, The Pachamama Alliance community is requesting a deeper engagement with the issues of our time. We are now being called to provide more information and tools that lead to solutions-based thinking and decisive actions.
We're looking for a different conversation that goes beyond the superficial introduction of the issue. So we asked people to prepare for a deeper conversation by reading the material in advance, ready to jump into a robust conversation that begins where the material left off.
The opportunity is here.
The invitation is now.
With book sales of more than 14 million copies worldwide in 31 languages, Marci Shimoff is one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time. This New York Times best-selling author is a world-renowned transformational expert, who has authored Love for No Reason, Happy for No Reason, co-author of six Chicken Soup For The Soul books, and is a featured teacher in the hit film The Secret.
Bill is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org that has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. Time Magazine called him 'the planet's best green journalist,' and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was 'probably the country's most important environmentalist.'