“If we continue with our plastic habits, oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050” #BeatPlasticPollution is the theme for World Environment Day 2018, a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Isha Foundation, an International non profit organization dedicated to environment initiatives, well being and global harmony, is partnering with the United Nations Environment Program to conduct large scale social and on-ground awareness drives. The events were held in over 400 locations globally including 40 cities with over 50 events in US & Canada to spread the awareness of plastic pollution.
Sadhguru, a yogi, a visionary, and founder of Isha Foundation, has been an influential voice at major global forums including the United Nations and the World Economic Forum, addressing issues as diverse as environmental issues, socioeconomic development, leadership and spirituality. In the Fall of 2017, Sadhguru initiated Rally For Rivers, which started out as a nationwide awareness campaign for the revitalization of rivers in India. Within a span of one month, the movement received an overwhelming response of over 160 million people and grew to become a global campaign resulting in actual sustainable and long-term policy changes with the government policy holders, to revitalize India’s severely depleted rivers.
United Nations Environment recognized Sadhguru’s contribution towards environmental initiatives and invited him to speak with Erik Solheim (Head of UN – Environment) for the UN event on World Environment Day June 5th.
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Sadhguru’s vision to raise consciousness has been unfolding over the past 35 years through various initiatives designed to create an inclusive culture and establish global harmony. He established Isha Foundation, an international non profit, volunteer-run organization, through which he has offered powerful yoga programs and initiated large scale human service projects for rural upliftment, quality education for the poor, environmental stewardship and holistic health, which have impacted the lives of millions of people around the world, earning a special consultative status with the United Nations.