ECO JUSTICE FOR ALL Dialogues present
One Earth, One Chance: UN COP 15
Thursday, February 16, 2023
11 am – 12 pm ET Online Webinar
This conversation will look at the UN COP 15 experience and the diverse strategies for the urgent changes we need going into and coming out of that pivotal event. Grassroots pressure is crucial, as is policy change from within the multilateral spaces. The involvement of faith communities can be a game changer. The pressure must come from everywhere and include everyone. We will explore organizing with spirit, hope, intention and effective strategies for urgent action.
More about our speakers:
Judy N. Green is the Political Advisor & a Director for Stop Ecocide Canada. Her diverse background and long public service involvement include service in the Canadian Forces, a computer science professional, an entrepreneur and business developer, a published poet, writer, and community organizer. Among her many awards is the cherished “Lions Clubs International Presidents Award” and her “Lion of the Year” award. In 2018, Judy presented the “Heading Toward Extinction” talks for Extinction Rebellion (XR), followed by diving deep into the science of climate change and the psychology of climate change denial. She then entered politics with a passion for Guaranteed Livable Income, a circular steady-state economy with a just transition toward a green energy future for all. In October of 2020, Judy joined Stop Ecocide Canada (SEC). (www.StopEcocide.ca) working toward adding a fifth crime against humanity to the International Criminal Court. Judy had the honor of being a delegate for Stop Ecocide at UN COP15 on Biodiversity in Montreal.
Grove Harris is an eco-justice advocate bringing diverse grassroots perspectives to an international arena. As Director of Global Advocacy and Representative to the UN for the Temple of Understanding, she works on climate change, food sovereignty, economic justice, gender equality, and more. She was Program Director for the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions and Managing Director for the Pluralism Project at Harvard University. Her Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School (1996) incorporated studies of organizational development and business management into the study of religion and ethics. She is a writer and artist, engaged in her home communities in Massachusetts and in New Jersey and New York.
Gopal D. Patel is a faith-based environmental activist, campaigner, and consultant. For more than a decade, he has spearheaded environmental initiatives that engage religious communities and leaders in India, East Africa, Europe, and North America. He is the Co-Founder and Director of Bhumi Global, a non-profit organization that works to educate and mobilize Hindu communities globally for environmental action. He is also co-chair of the United Nations Multi-faith Advisory Council and is a member of the Advisory Board to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. He also serves on the Board of Interfaith Power & Light and is an Advisor to the WWF Beliefs and Values Programme. Born and raised in England, he currently lives in the New York City Metro Area.
ECO JUSTICE FOR ALL interviews and dialogues are ongoing programs produced by the Temple of Understanding, incorporating our outreach in the area of environmental awareness and advocacy. We present a diverse range of perspectives, from scientific to spiritual views, on the climate emergency and offer a variety of solutions that we can all do easily and effectively in our everyday lives. World religious and spiritual visionaries, Indigenous leaders, scientists and social scientists, environmental activists, artists, musicians and writers, youth and elders, local and global people, all come together to address the urgency of the climate crisis through these ongoing interviews and dialogues.
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