This summer, share time with people who are DIFFERENT from you, Challenge…
She belongs to all of us…
– Artwork created by Pachamama Alliance Team member and illustrator, Jessica Kwan
Recently, we met an AMAZING organization called “Pachamama”
that offers people of ALL ages and ORIGINS the chance to learn, connect and engage to create a sustainable future that works for all.
Learn more about them here >
Did you know that “Pachamama” literally translates to Mother Earth? To the indigenous people of the Andes, it has a much deeper, larger meaning—the Earth, sky, universe, and all time. Peruvian spiritual teacher and ceremonial leader, Arkan Lushwala has allowed himself to be photographed for the first time ever, to share this video with you!
“More than ever, we need to remember that the Earth is our Mother. We have been hurting our own Mother.” – Arkan Lushwala
Think of your own human mother, within whose body you were formed, who fed you when you could not feed yourself, and who protected you when you were small and helpless. Mother Earth creates new life, nourishes us, and protects us every day. We must take care of our Mother Earth with the same compassion that we would show to our human mother. As species, we’ve grown forgetful of this simple truth. YOU can change that today!
The Pachamama Alliance was born out of an invitation from the Achuar people (Visionary Warriors of the Amazon) to work in partnership with them to preserve their land and culture while bringing forth a new worldview that honors and sustains life..
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 50,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the world’s largest civic observance!