Earth Day 2021: Sources and Springs of Climate Action
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Earth Day 2021: Sources and Springs of Climate Action

by Paul Schaafsma & Michelle Merrill

We are invited into partnership with the Earth in joyful co-creation and effective action for climate and habitat protection.

Learn more at our online Earth Day Event – Sharing Earth’s Abundant Gifts: An Earth Day Reflection

Today’s climate crisis and global biodiversity loss require us to reconnect with the …

A Pattern Language for Urban Nature – The Nature of Cities
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A Pattern Language for Urban Nature – The Nature of Cities

Paul Downton created this beautifully illustrated guide to thinking about cities and the ideas of urban nature. It shares a perspective that honors what we in Novasutras call agaya and ubuntu.

A book it references, A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions: Places, Networks, Processes: A Collection

Falling in Love with Earth’s Three Green Hearts
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Falling in Love with Earth’s Three Green Hearts

Novasutras hosts an event for Equatorial Rainforests: Earth’s Three Green Hearts
on Friday February 12th, 9:00am PST / 17:00 UTC. Register Now!

A minuscule sampling of the profuse beauty of Earth’s Three Green Hearts.

Our beloved Earth has three green hearts — Amazonia, Congo and Sundaland — the world’s three major equatorial rainforest

Earth’s Three Green Hearts: Equatorial Rainforests and Working to Heal Them
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Earth’s Three Green Hearts: Equatorial Rainforests and Working to Heal Them

Equatorial rainforests are sacred places. People around the world are coming together to recognize this fact and work to save Earth’s Three Green Hearts: Amazonia, Congo, and Sundaland. The Novasutras Movement is working to preserve and protect each of them. You can learn more about it in conversation with Michelle Merrill

Empowering Earthlings: Awakening the BodyMind with Forest Immersion
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Empowering Earthlings: Awakening the BodyMind with Forest Immersion

Panelits: Kendon Smith, M.D. & Paul Schaafsma & Michelle Merrill, Ph.D.
Last month, we offered this panel conversation as part of World Unity Week.

As without, so within. What we seek to accomplish for the planet has work within as a necessary corollary.

Begin with your roots in the forest.
Listen without and within,

A Valentine to Earth’s Three Green Hearts
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A Valentine to Earth’s Three Green Hearts

A minuscule sampling of the profuse beauty of Earth’s Three Green Hearts.

Our beloved Earth has three green hearts — Amazonia, Congo and Sundaland [1] — the world’s three major equatorial rainforest systems. These are places of unfathomable complexity and diversity, places of beauty and wonder. They are the living embodiment of agaya

Safer greetings in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic
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Safer greetings in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 Prevention

“Social distancing” and reducing physical contact are important for slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 (learn more from the World Health Organization (WHO), US Center for Disease Control (CDC)).

Since Novasutras gatherings that are not just online are mostly outside, we can continue to gather provided we use a …

Permaculture and Novasutras Principles
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Permaculture and Novasutras Principles

Permaculture is a philosophy for gardening, food production and local economies based on a deep understanding of how Nature works.

12 Permaculture Principles
in Agaya and Ubuntu

A representation of the twelve design principles of permaculture, from https://permacultureprinciples.com/

Each of the twelve principles of permaculture is a manifestation of agaya and ubuntu. They are …