These young men (and women) are from India’s Marsh

At 26, Arun Krishnamurthy, an eco-warrior concerned about water, has 17 lakes against his name. His ‘army’ of 50 EFI (The Environmentalist Foundation of India) volunteers have so far cleaned 17 polluted lakes in India. Just as he wanted, his foundation has become ‘an agency that drives people’s participation.’ For example, in last August, he motivated over 100 school children to take part in a lake clean-up, collecting over 100 sacks of garbage in the end! In another instance, his group’s inspiration drove a community to pool in money to restore their local lake. So active are the girls within the EFI that they have set up a group called ‘The Environmentalist Foundation for Women’ to encourage women’s participation. Besides cleaning lakes, the group drives their cause in a variety of ways, such as awareness creation through street plays, and is setting up biodiversity parks in local schools.

 

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Original story http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/men-are-from-marsh/article4698864.ece

The website of The Environmentalist Foundation of India http://www.indiaenvironment.org/

 

HEC Global Learning London Web suite

Central platform | http://www.globallearninglondon.org.uk/

Teachers’ and Global Citizens’ website | Global Footprints http://www.globalfootprints.org/

Young people’s website | East End Talking http://www.eastendtalking.org.uk/

Organisational/training website | HEC Global Learning website http://hecgloballearning.org.uk/

A survival message from Columbia’s ‘elder brothers of humanity’

Twenty-five years ago, one of the world’s last, lost tribes – the Kogi – emerged from their remote mountainous region in Columbia to share a warning about humanity’s future. In 2008 they surfaced again, this time with a powerful new message, captured in Aluna, a groundbreaking documentary film. The Kogi possess a wealth of indigenous knowledge, which we may need in our current battle for survival in a changing climate. Showing us the delicate interconnections in nature, they paint the blood and breath of a thinking, feeling Earth. They want to change the way we see our planet. The tribe, who identify themselves as the ‘elder brothers’ of humanity, have now returned to their mountain. If we, their ‘younger brothers’, want to grow up or indeed survive, we need to change the way we see the Earth – from a set of separate habitats to a complex of interdependent systems….

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Original story: http://positivenews.org.uk/2013/culture/media/13816/they-show-thinking-feeling-earth/

Aluna, the movie: www.alunathemovie.com, www.facebook.com/alunamovie

Eradicating Ecocide campaign: www.eradicatingecocide.com

The Tairona Heritage Trust, www.taironatrust.org, a charity set up by Alan Ereira to help the Kogi community buy, and restore, land near their home

 

HEC Global Learning London Web suite

Central platform | http://www.globallearninglondon.org.uk/

Teachers’ and Global Citizens’ website | Global Footprints http://www.globalfootprints.org/

Young people’s website | East End Talking http://www.eastendtalking.org.uk/

Organisational/training website | HEC Global Learning website http://hecgloballearning.org.uk/