Greening Eden--an interview with the film-makers

April Thanhauser interviews Ken Wentworth and Liz Witham about their experience at the Paris Climate Summit and their film projects for Greening Eden, in which they explore "humanity's relationship with the ecosystem." AT—I gathered from your films from the Climate Summit, that you thought the real hope for addressing climate change was coming from the Peoples' Movements, rather than from the UN delegates.

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Reflections on Climate Change through the Eyes of a Nature Evolutionary

Focusing on the temperature increase or reducing greenhouse gases is only a small part of the issue.  It is the allopathic approach to environmental health.  Let’s suppress or eliminate what appears to be the greatest symptom and ignore everything else.  We need a holistic approach, one that recognizes that the symptoms of polluted water, polluted air, deforestation, farmer suicides, even increase in autoimmune diseases, depression, poverty, and malnutrition are all connected.  They are all symptoms of the same underlying cause: separation of humans from Nature and the destruction of our Home.

As I said earlier, it is time for a paradigm shift.  It is time for us to re-member that we are Nature.

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Meeting Climate Change from a Spiritual Path

Ziraat teachings help us see that our denial, despair and our collective addiction to consumption can both paralyze us and drain the passion and energy we need for real change. Recognizing our deep pain about the world and the part we play in contributing to the problems around us may cause us to awaken. With compassion for the suffering on earth, and with an ever constant vigilance to keep purifying our mind, we are able to restore and maintain awe and root ourselves in the beauty of the earth—and of all aspects of the soul’s journey—so that we may be a force for fresh vision, creativity and healing.

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Nature's Balance, Man's Imbalance

In 2010 I joined 11 other artists in the Boston area. We called ourselves “The Time Project” and would meet monthly to show each other our creations, give each other critiques, and provide support for the experimental art that we had all chosen to undertake.

My subject was the state of our environment with a special emphasis on Climate Change which was particularly compelling because it is so multi- layered. I decided to accompany each piece with a written story in an attempt to inform the viewer about the many dangerous aspects of this complicated story, while at the same time, luring them into a safe place through the aesthetic interest found within each piece.

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November 29th: Setting the Intention for the Paris Summit

file831241993385 We invite you to join us in a meditation prayer to add our energetic and intentional support for a positive outcome at the UN Climate Summit being held in Paris from November 30th - December 11th.

Pam Montgomery will be leading this meditation prayer via conference call beginning at 7:00 pm on Sunday, November 29th. Call 800-309-2350 then enter ID# 1201036. We will begin promptly at 7:05 pm and will be on the phone until 7:30 pm.

This is an opportunity for you to join with the O.N.E. community to add the powerful force of your intention and prayers collectively for the Earth and All her beings.