Scenes from the Santa Cruz Stop Line 3 Demonstration
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Scenes from the Santa Cruz Stop Line 3 Demonstration

Novasutras has been actively involved in efforts to stop Line 3: a pipeline being built through norther Minnesota to carry toxic and climate-catastrophic tarsands oil, in violation of the treaty rights of indigenous peoples.

Dr. Michelle Merrill, Novasutras founder, led the organization for a rally and march on August 13. This event, in response …

Offering Gifts: Novasutras and the Gift Economy
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Offering Gifts: Novasutras and the Gift Economy

In keeping with our commitment to ubuntu, Novasutras events and other content are provided on a gift economy basis. Right now, we rely on small money donations from individuals to keep our website operational, to host online and in-person events, and to pay basic expenses.

When all the world is a gift in motion,

Working to #StopLine3
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Working to #StopLine3

Why the Efforts to #StopLine3 Matter

The proposed Line 3 pipeline expansion would despoil the sacred land and water of Minnesota. It is a project of Canadian fossil fuel company Enbridge, to increase their exports of climate-destabilizing tar-sands oil. Line 3 construction violates treaty rights of the indigenous people to fish, hunt and harvest manoomin

Rising Up to Protect the Water, the Land and the Climate
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Rising Up to Protect the Water, the Land and the Climate

We rise together for treaties. We rise together for climate. We rise together for our water. We rise together for one another. As Enbridge builds Line 3 through Anishinaabe treaty land and the Mississippi Headwaters, we continue to stand strong in our resistance.

We will not

Liberation + Interdependence = Ubuntu
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Liberation + Interdependence = Ubuntu

In the United States, the 4th of July is a day set aside to celebrate independence from tyranny. While independence (in the sense of liberation and autonomy) is valuable, it leaves us with an incomplete story.  As participants in life on Earth, we are not, and cannot ever be, fully independent. So July 4th is

Celebrate Well-Being on Earth for the May Cross-Quarter
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Celebrate Well-Being on Earth for the May Cross-Quarter

Please join us to celebrate the May Cross-Quarter, the midpoint between the March Equinox and the June Solstice. Like all of our Octal Celebrations, we will feature messages of global wellness, joy and loving-kindness for all beings. These practices remind us of our ecospiritual connection to the Earth-Sun dance.

Tuesday, May 4th, 3:15pm PDT 

A Celebration to Promote Planetary Well-Being this Cross-Quarter
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A Celebration to Promote Planetary Well-Being this Cross-Quarter

Please join us to celebrate this Cross-Quarter, the midpoint between the December Solstice and the March Equinox. Our Octal Celebrations will feature messages of global wellness, joy and loving-kindness for all beings. These practices remind us of our ecospiritual connection to the Earth-Sun dance.

The precise moment of this Cross-Quarter is February 3rd at …

Sacred People, Sacred Earth Day of Climate Action
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Sacred People, Sacred Earth Day of Climate Action

Thursday, March 11th

Novasutras is planning four events on GreenFaith’s multi-faith day of global climate action – Sacred People, Sacred Earth. We will start with Reconnection Rituals for managing Climate Grief and Ecoanxiety (3pm March 10th in California, but already March 11th on the other side of the dateline). Next is an online conversation …