In December 2014, upon learning of the threat of seismic testing and oil exploration in Canada’s Arctic, Parvati founded the not-for-profit Parvati.org, dedicated to a healthy planet.
Our first order of business is the realization of MAPS: the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary.
Future initiatives include the ending of all seismic testing globally.
Parvati.org’s extensive grassroots campaign calling on the Canadian government to provide more information about the planned seismic testing off Clyde River, Nunavut, assisted in putting public pressure on the government, the seismic testing consortium and the oil industry. The consortium voluntarily put its testing on hold for two consecutive years before the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2017 to quash the testing permits for good.
Parvati.org revealed long-expired Shell oil permits in Lancaster Sound in Canada’s Arctic Ocean, triggering national public outcry that prompted Shell to relinquish the permits. Thanks to this, the Canadian government is now moving forward with a marine park in the area, twice the size of Nova Scotia.
Parvati.org has allied with environmental leaders Mission Blue, Climate Reality Canada, Blue Ocean Network, Jane Goodall Institute and Oceanic Preservation Society among others.
Almost all core Parvati.org staff have been personally trained as Climate Reality Leaders by former US Vice President Al Gore.
Parvati.org has played a role in the key events of NGOs like Climate Reality, 350.org and Blue Ocean Network.
Through the success of Parvati’s single I Am Light, MAPS has been promoted to millions of listeners on top 40 radio and TV internationally.