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.
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.
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.
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.
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.