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 …

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

Treaty People Gathering Defends Sacred Land and Waters in Minnesota
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Treaty People Gathering Defends Sacred Land and Waters in Minnesota

At the Treaty People Gathering I had the opportunity to be in ceremony with indigenous water protectors. I stood in solidarity with them to affirm their treaty rights, and to call for ceasing construction of the disastrous Line 3 tar sands pipeline through the sacred land and water of Minnesota – see StopLine3.org and HonorEarth.org

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 …

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 …

Long-term goals and big projects for the Novasutras movement
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Long-term goals and big projects for the Novasutras movement

As discussed in this video, the long-term goals and big projects of the Novasutras movement could include:
  • Defending and protecting the environment, agaya and ubuntu01:16
  • Responding to disasters — 02:29
  • Rebuilding after disasters — 05:27
  • Supporting social justice causes — 07:37
  • Education — 09:01
  • Preserving knowledge and culture — 10:11
  • Spreading joy
Extinction Rebellion April 15th Actions
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Extinction Rebellion April 15th Actions

Monday is the start of the #ExtinctionRebellion April mobilization, with major actions in London and around the world (#RebelforLife). They’ve already had some entertaining hijinx on April Fool’s Day:

Here are some videos about Extinction Rebellion’s strategies:

and their motivations for rapid transformation and a view toward deep adaptation:

As noted in the