Environmental Heroine Julia Butterfly Hill Endorses Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary
Not-for-profit Parvati.org is pleased to announce that the renowned redwood forest protector and environmental heroine Julia Butterfly Hill has added her support to the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary (MAPS).
“The natural world has been communicating with us since the beginning of time,” says Hill. “Sadly, most of us have forgotten how to listen. We have blinded our eyes by greed, closed off our hearts out of fear, and shut down our minds, choosing to believe that we are not all deeply interconnected with each other and with all of life. We are now seeing the impact of our disease of disconnect. And future generations’ lives depend on the courage of our care and commitment right now. The work of MAPS is an important part in the healing of our relationship to the oceans of life.”
MAPS is the only global initiative that addresses the urgent need to protect the earth’s very own cooling system – the Arctic ice cap – to help stabilize the planet’s weather patterns and sea levels. Arctic sea ice has protected humanity for thousands of years by keeping the earth cool and must remain undisturbed as we transition to sustainable solutions for energy. To prevent this vulnerable region from exploitation, which would only exacerbate extreme weather phenomena, species loss and worrisome social issues around the world, Parvati.org created the international MAPS Treaty. The MAPS Treaty has been translated into all official UN languages, provided to all 193 UN member states, and shared with officials at COP21 and COP22.
“Julia Butterfly Hill so beautifully demonstrated interconnection and selflessness in her two-year stay in the redwood tree Luna,” says Parvati.org founder Parvati. “Her cohabitation with the tree highlights the potential that exists between humans and nature to co-create. We are honoured by her support of MAPS. We no longer live in an era with the luxury to consider one isolated region separate from the whole. What happens in the Arctic affects us all. Let’s learn from the dedication of leaders like Julia Butterfly Hill to selflessly protect nature, which is our source of life. ”
Citizens of all nations are urged to sign and share the MAPS petition at https://parvati.org, and to call on their world leaders to sign MAPS immediately.