Planetary health equals human health
The events of this year have challenged us to ask the big questions - How do we create a healthier, more just world for all? How do we create positive change in the face of so much global uncertainty? What can each of us do to build a healthy future? Humanity is finally waking up to the reality that the health of the natural world has a direct impact on our own health. Your decisions and actions affect what comes next. The future of our planet is in your hands.
We’re hosting this live event to hold an inspirational and informative conversation that combines the wisdom of amazing women in the face of the unfolding chaos, so that we can offer perspectives, hope, possibility and knowledge with which to feel more empowered. So please join us on 27th October for a lively, fascinating exchange that brings together diverse expert opinions from: regenerative business, reforestation, botany and forest health, and community action to discuss what each of us can do to find answers to these big questions and create solutions.
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27th of October
11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern and 6pm UK ~A Two Hour Event
Woman Stands Shining (Pat McCabe)
Pat McCabe (Weyakpa Najin Win, Woman Stands Shining) is a Diné (Navajo) mother, grandmother, activist, artist, writer, ceremonial leader, and international speaker. She is a voice for global peace, and her paintings are created as tools for individual, earth and global healing. She draws upon the Indigenous sciences of Thriving Life to reframe questions about sustainability and balance, and she is devoted to supporting the next generations, Women’s Nation and Men’s Nation, in being functional members of the “Hoop of Life” and upholding the honor of being human.
Her primary work at the moment is: • The reconciliation between the masculine and feminine, Men's Nation and Women's Nation • Remembering, recreating or creating a new narrative for the Sacred Masculine • Addressing the Archetypal Wounding that occurred in our misunderstanding and abuse of technology in prayer, ceremony and science.
Diana Beresford-Kroeger, Biochemist and Author
Botanist, medical biochemist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger possesses a unique combination of western scientific training and an understanding of the knowledge and methods of a wide variety of traditional and alternative sources. She works to bring a better understanding and appreciation of the scientific complexities of nature to the general public. Beresford-Kroeger's concept of bioplanning challenges ordinary people to develop a new relationship with the natural world, to view the environment as a biological system and to perform the ecological task of replanting the global forest. Beresford-Kroeger was inducted as a Wings Worldquest fellow in 2010, she was elected as a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2011, and in 2016 the Society named her one of 25 women explorers of Canada.
Dr Kinari Webb, Health in Harmony
Kinari Webb, MD is an award-winning rainforest regeneration advocate, social entrepreneur, and physician. Kinari first developed the vision for a planetary health organization as an undergraduate field researcher, studying orangutans at Gunung Palung National Park in Indonesian Borneo in 1993. Dr. Webb founded Health In Harmony in 2005 to support the combined human and environmental work that she recognized as necessary. Kinari also co-founded Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI). By listening to communities who live in and around threatened rainforests - and implementing their solutions - these NGOs curb deforestation by addressing some of its root causes: poverty and poor health. She has been featured in Newsweek, Forbes, Fast Company, and O Magazine and has spoken on multiple TEDx stages as well as around the world.
Jayn Sterland, Managing Director of Weleda (UK and Ireland)
Jayn Sterland is Managing Director of Weleda (UK and Ireland) - the natural beauty and wellness company founded by Rudolf Steiner nearly 100 years ago.
As a lifelong environmentalist, she is a champion of sustainability and a committed campaigner for cleaner beauty and environmental responsibility.
Jayn has once again been voted No 1 in the industry Top 25 ‘Who’s Who in Natural Beauty, a title she has retained for the past 4 years and she is a member of the British Beauty Council.
Osprey Orielle Lake, Founder and Executive Director of WeCan
Osprey Orielle Lake is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, working nationally and internationally with grassroots and frontline women leaders, policy-makers, and diverse coalitions to build women's leadership, climate justice, resilient communities, and a just transition to a decentralized, democratized clean energy future. Osprey is the Co-Director of the Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegations, and actively leads WECAN International's projects — from various trainings and work to shift the narrative on climate justice using a feminist lens, to engagements at United Nations climate conferences — from frontline delegations and direct actions, to campaigns such as the 'Women for Forests' program.
Hosted by Clare Dubois
Clare Dubois is the Founder of TreeSisters, a global women's movement that has collectively funded the planting of over 12 million trees. TreeSisters is a social change movement and a tropical reforestation organisation working towards normalising cultural reciprocity with Nature. The aim of both Clare and the TreeSisters Team is to make it as normal to give back to Nature as it currently is to take Nature for granted, while supporting humanity in its transition from a consumer species to a restorer species. Before founding TreeSisters, Clare worked internationally for over two decades, coaching business leaders and facilitating group behavior change processes in multiple sectors. Known for her direct, catalytic energy, her inspirational speaking and her holistic approach to collective transformation, Clare is a walking invitation to anyone ready to step up on behalf of the planet.
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Join Us on the 27th of October
2020 was the year the world stopped. We watched fires rage in Australia, the Amazon and the USA, we felt the devastation of rising flood water across the UK, we witnessed our seasons changing too quickly and the health of the planet declining alongside our own.
According to Global Satellite Data, we lose a football pitch of forest every second. That loss is having a huge impact on planetary health. Our forests are vital for our survival. Trees sequester carbon from the atmosphere, cool our planet, support our water cycles, restore landscapes and provide food, shelter and livelihoods for millions of people and animals around the world.
Deforestation has been directly linked to the rise in zoonotic diseases. With decreasing habitats and wilderness, animals and humans are forced to live closer together. This increase in contact has seen viruses pass from species to species… Without healthy forests, our health is vulnerable.
This live panel event is an opportunity for you to learn from some of the brightest visionary minds about the links between planetary health and human health and what you can do to support a healthier future for us all.
TreeSisters has always been about giving back to Nature with everything that we do, and this panel is no exception! Attendance is by donation which will support the reforestation of our world. However if you are not in a position to donate at this time, we would still love you to join us.
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