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Climate workshops in NYC

Ayya SantussikaThe People’s Climate March on Sun Sep 21 will be amazing.  Surrounding that day will be other opportunities for activists to convene, converse, and connect.  For example:

Santussika Bhikkhuni will be attending the March with the Buddhists for Climate Action and Buddhist Global Relief. She’ll also be co-leading an event at New York Insight on Saturday morning 10am-1pm called Preparing the Heart for Practice in Action.  Santussikā grew up on a farm in Indiana and has practiced meditation since 1979. She has trained as a nun in California and the UK since 2005 and is co-founder of Karuna Buddhist Vihara, a neighborhood monastery for women in Mountain View, CA. She received bhikkhuni ordination in 2012. The Saturday morning event is by donation.

Earnest conversationOn Saturday evening, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm: “A Global Climate Treaty: Why the US Must Lead,” at the Ethical Culture Society building, 2 West 64th St. (corner of Central Park West). Doors open at 6 pm. Tickets are $11.49 (includes online fee). It is hard to know whether it will sell out in advance. Though the space is quite  large, it appears that there will be a lot of people coming to NYC to attend the march and the event may be widely publicized.

Speakers include:

Mary Robinson, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change
Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute and the Worldwatch Institute
Bill McKibben,
Ambassador Marlene Moses, Chair, Alliance of Small Island States
Cecil Corbin-Mark. We Act for Environmental Justice
Donald Brown, Widener University College of Law
Sean Sweeney, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
Annie Willis, Global Kids

Opening remarks will be made by two members of NY’s City Council

To purchase tickets in advance:

There will be several events before and after the march, so if these don’t work for you, watch for others.  All of the info on the Climate Convergence can be found here: