15th August, 2011 - Posted by Shannon Biggs - 3 Comments
From the Galapagos Islands to the icy peaks of the Andes to the lush tropical forests of the Amazon, with a population comprised of 25% Indigenous people (and another 65% Mestizo), Ecuador is one of the most culturally and bio-diverse places on Earth.
Perhaps it is no surprise then, that it is the first country to constitutionally recognize that nature—or Pachamama—where life is reproduced and exists, has the right to “exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles, structure, functions and its processes in evolution.”
Two years ago I journeyed to this place, and in the shadow of the ever-churning Tungurahua volcano, I joined activists from four continents and Indigenous leaders to explore ways to work together to expand the concept of Rights of Nature and build a grassroots movement to make it real—and together we created the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature.
It was a life-changing journey, and now I’m inviting you to join me and Global Exchange co-founder Kevin Danaher to witness firsthand the beauty of this place, and to witness firsthand the revolutionary steps Ecuador is taking to protect the people and the planet.
This very special GAIA Reality Tour, January 13-22, 2012, is for those who want to explore the breathtaking natural beauty and culture of Ecuador and learn what this country has to teach the world about living in harmony with nature—at a peaceful pace and a high level of comfort.
On this trip we will:
- Meet with Indigenous leaders and healers from the Amazon
- Visit oil-impacted communities
- Meet key governmental leaders changing the law to reflect a new balance with the natural world
- and so much more!
It is sure to be the trip of a lifetime, and I hope you will join us.
As Kevin says:
When the history gets written about how the human race finally woke up and decided to stop destroying Mother Nature, Ecuador, and its commitment to the Rights of Nature, will feature prominently in that historical record. Join Shannon and I to witness first-hand the birth of this ‘ECO-zoic’ Era on a special Global Exchange GAIA Reality Tour. It will be a trip you will never forget.
YOUR NEXT STEP
YOU can go to the Amazon! Apply now for this tour of Ecuador with Global Exchange and Green Festival Co-founder Kevin Danaher & Rights of Nature expert Shannon Biggs.
Interested in finding out more about this upcoming trip to Ecuador? All the info you need is right here.
Posted on: August 15, 2011