The indeed campaign for nature
Help restorethe lost balance between humanity
and nature through
6 easy commitments.
What's this all about?
Embracing the World's InDeed Campaign for Nature is all about action. It's about putting Amma's practical suggestions -- about the way we might use the earth's remaining resources, and the way we interact with the natural world -- into practice in our own lives and our own communities. It's about what each of us can do, right now, in our own backyard, to help restore the lost harmony between humanity and nature.
How does it work?
We have identified six simple, concrete actions each of us can take, based on Amma's recommendations to help restore nature's lost harmony. These are not life-changing events. Some of them are things you can do on the weekend. Some of them don't require any extra effort on your part at all -- there's often more than one way to accomplish the same thing, and it might just be that the littlest change in the way you do the things you do every day is enough to make a big difference. Through a network of personal commitments and information to assist our individual efforts, we can collectively create a healthier, happier world.
Count me in!
Join the InDeed Campaign for Nature by making a personal commitment to conserve water, reduce your carbon footprint, plant a tree, grow your own veggies, carpool, or, if you're feeling intrepid, build a house for birds or bugs. Scroll down to learn more about why each of these actions is so important and make a personal commitment to follow through. You'll receive an InDeed Guide (PDF) filled with practical tips on how to translate your commitment into action, and have the chance to share your experience with others. And remember, you don't need any prior experience for any of these commitments. Sign up for each one that appeals to you; we'll provide all the instructions you need!
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The water shortage crisis is not somewhere off in the distant future, it has arrived: every minute of every day, three children die from diseases caused by lack of access to safe water. We owe it to those children and to future generations to conserve water. The truth is, saving water is easy, and opportunities are all around us. When you make a personal commitment to conserve water, you will receive your free InDeed Guide to Water Conservation, packed with tips on saving water and reducing your water footprint so you can play your part in preserving the future of water. » Learn More!
The verdict is in - climate scientists overwhelmingly agree that global warming is caused by burning carbon-based fossil fuels, that to avoid a global catastrophe, we need to reduce the amount of fuels we burn, and that the window of opportunity is closing. The good news is, everyone can find ways to reduce their carbon footprint and be a part of the solution. When you make a personal commitment to reduce your carbon footprint, you will receive your free InDeed Guide to Carbon Footprint Reduction, packed with tips on saving energy and reducing consumption so you can play your part in keeping the climate cool enough for future generations to survive and prosper. » Learn More!
Scientists estimate there’s about 200 billion tons of excess CO2 in the atmosphere. Planting a single tree eliminates one ton of CO2 every year. Embracing the World volunteers have already planted more than a million trees worldwide; let’s make it two. Planting a tree is not only good for nature and for the battle against global warming, its good for us, too. Planting a tree enriches our lives and helps us to feel deeply connected to the natural world. When you make a personal commitment to plant a tree, you will receive your free InDeed Guide to Tree Planting, packed with tips on how to plant trees of all shapes and sizes so you can play your part in restoring nature’s balance. » Learn More!
You don’t need a big backyard to grow your own organic vegetables — anyone with a windowsill can have an organic garden. When you start your own windowsill garden, your health benefits, you take a step towards greater self-reliance, and you get a front-row seat to witness the marvel of life. Growing your own organic vegetables is one of the most satisfying things you can do. When you make a personal commitment to grow your own veggies, you will receive your free InDeed Guide to Growing Veggies, packed with tips on how to bring your very own organic veggies from seed to the dinner table, so you can play your part in nourishing both nature and humanity. » Learn More!
The average commuter emits more than 1,320 pounds of CO2 every year just by driving to work and back. When you carpool with just one other person, you can both cut your carbon emissions in half! You also save time (if you only drive half the time, you can read or catch up on work the other half), save money on gas and parking, and help to conserve the world’s dwindling fossil fuels. When you make a personal commitment to carpooling, you will receive your free InDeed Guide to Carpooling, packed with tips on how to start and sustain a carpooling arrangement so that you can become a part of the solution to the global environmental crisis. » Learn More!
Every 20 minutes, we cross over a line from which there is no return, as another species disappears. Species extinction is a normal process. But extinction is happening at least 100 times faster than it should. The last time something similar happened in the earth’s history was due to asteroids that radically changed the face of the earth. This time, we’re the asteroids. But building a safe haven for endangered insects or birds is easy, and it’s simpler than it sounds. The most basic structure requires just a single brick! When you make a personal commitment to build a house for birds or bugs, you will receive your free InDeed Guide to Preserving Biodiversity, which will give you all the instructions you need to play your part in creating a place for every being on this planet to call home. » Learn More!
Embracing the World's InDeed Campaign for Nature has been officially recognized by UNESCO as a project of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. Click here to find out more about UNESCO.