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State of the World Forum and Conferences in Brazil, August 2 - 17

Esperide Ananas attended the State of the World Forum in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, representing Damanhur in this working conference to launch the Global 2020 Climate Leadership Campaign, which promotes a series of actions for a sustainable climate, reducing carbon emissions by 80 percent by the year 2020. At this event, there were 80 international experts participating, who were subdivided into work groups. One of the first points of action was preparing for the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference.

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Music of the Plants in Estonia, July 27 – August 2

Macaco traveled to Estonia, giving three presentations on Damanhur and six concerts in the course of just five days! The concerts offered a delightful blend of Music of the Plants, traditional Damanhurian music and jazz. The Damanhur song “Tijal Na Vo,” which means “the season of living in a pleasurable place” in the sacred language, was a particular hit with the audience.

Sustainability Conference in Sweden, July 17 - 19

Macaco participated in the first International Sustainability Conference held in Mundekulla, Sweden, with over 130 participants from all over the world, including representatives from the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland, Christiania in Copenhagen, and Solborg – Camphill in Norway. The conference included sessions on the Native American Way and Community Life in Africa. Macaco presented the Music of the Plants, and gave a presentation on Damanhur, much to the fascination and interest of those present.

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Global Ecovillage Network - General Assembly in Finland, July 8 - 16

Macaco Tamerice and Capra Carruba attended the General Assembly of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) in Keuruu, Finland, meeting with communities from around the globe. GEN is a global confederation of people and communities that meet to share ideas and technological innovations and to have cultural and educational exchanges. GEN is dedicated to restoring the land and promoting a “sustainable plus” lifestyle, which means returning more resources into the environment than that which was taken.

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Esperide Ananas was in Copenhagen at the beginning of July, and had the opportunity to give a copy of the book on the Temples of Humankind to Dr. Mohammed Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, awarded for his work with the microcredit, which are accessible loans that promote social and economic advancement in developing countries.

During her visit to Denmark, Esperide also met with representatives of the eco-village of Christiania, sharing Damanhur's experience with the Credito, and in preparation of the Bottom Meeting of GEN, to be held in parallel with the UN Summit next December.

Esperide Ananas has translated the book The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Earth Charter: Inspiration for Global Governance into Italian. In this book, Dutch Minister of State, Ruud Lubbers, leads the reader through the recent history of governance. He states with some emphasis that both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and the Earth Charter (2000) constitute an important basis for modern global governance. The first document marks the beginning of the human rights tradition; the second builds further on these values, and also includes more modern aspirations. It highlights the interconnectedness of all living beings and our duty to protect the Earth’s vitality, diversity and beauty. Ruud Lubbers also underlines the importance of spirituality for governance and the need to connect civilizations.
The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) in Baltimore, Maryland, USA has featured Damanhur in its newest exhibition, Marriage of Art, Science & Philosophy, showing from now until 6 September 2009. The AVAM is a national museum and education center founded on remember and celebrating the gift of Intuition. This newest exhibition is a union of intuition, playfulness and imagination, and the visionary artists, scientist, inventors and philosophers who are featured take a fresh look at the very notion of light, color, sound, pattern, number, scale, and purpose in their personal pursuit of wonder.
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