30 Nov November Was a Month to be Thankful For
This holiday season, turn your gratitude around and give yourself some well deserved loving.
Salute the higher, intuitive part of you for how it guides and protects you through thick and thin. High five your compassion, since it is responsible for your kindness, understanding and generosity. Applaud your strengths and your weaknesses for without them you would not have grown and expanded to live the life you only once dreamed of. Give yourself a hug from the heart. You have surely earned it.
Remember: In love, you can never be small. The moment you open yourself up to love, you become infinite. And we will all feel it.
11.20 | World Children’s Day
United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.
Watch our Children’s Day video below and let’s keep working together to give every child something to smile about.
11.6 – 11.18 | UN Climate Conference
The 2017 UN Climate Conference took place in Bonn, Germany, from November 6 – 18. Leaders of national governments, cities, states, business, investors, NGOs and civil society gathered to speed up climate action to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The COP is organized by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Visit the official COP23 website.
It was inspiring to see leaders from across the world acknowledging their role in climate change and making promises to better our climate. We reflected and illuminated the clarity and purity of good, but we have work to do to change the hearts and minds of political leaders and the general public, not the climate.
- United States of America: #WeAreStillIn! We are now a bottom-up movement. Communities will move to green energy for economic reasons and we will become the change we wish to see, regardless what political leaders do.
- It was inspiring to be with activists, leaders of nations, NGOs, and businesses, and to learn that many political leaders have doubled their commitments to solving the climate crisis over the past year.
- “We must put a dagger in the heart of coal and kill it. Because coal will kill us if we don’t.” -Michael Bloomberg
- A group of indigenous leaders disrupted Governor Jerry Brown about fracking as he spoke of upholding America’s pledge at #COP23 in #Bonn. “We’re here. We’re in. And we’re not going away!” It was electrifying!
What can we do? There are some very simple things that you can do to help combat climate change:
- Turn your water heater down 3°
- Change your lightbulbs to LEDs
- Refrigerate with care
- Reduce food waste
- Change air conditioning coolant source
- Turn down your thermostat at night
- Buy a smart thermostat
- Power down your computer at night
- Use power strips to reduce phantom loads
- Fix drafty windows
- Love your fans for cooling
- Insulate your home
- Take public transportation
- Ride your bike!
- Buy local
- Take your own shopping bag
- Have Meatless Mondays
- Do full loads of laundry
- Choose ride sharing
- Plant a green roof
- Support Regenerative Agriculture
And you can be kind to yourself, to others, to animals and to our climate. Be a #LoveActivist at this time when it means so much.
Submit your Love action at http://loveactivist.co and join the global community of activists who are leading the revolution!
A Look at Unesco
While in Paris, I met with UNESCO for hours of planning and contemplation. Stay tuned for more on this partnership.
UNESCO’s messages are of increasing importance today, in a globalized world where interconnections and diversity must serve as opportunities to build peace in the minds of men and women. UNESCO is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication. It strengthens the ties between nations and societies, and mobilizes the wider public so that each child and citizen:
- Has access to quality education; a basic human right and an indispensable prerequisite for sustainable development;
- May grow and live in a cultural environment rich in diversity and dialogue, where heritage serves as a bridge between generations and peoples;
- Can fully benefit from scientific advances;
- And can enjoy full freedom of expression; the basis of democracy, development and human dignity.