Creating a Thriving, Just, Sustainable Future For All

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Creating a Thriving, Just, Sustainable Future For All: It’s Up to Us!

Our mission at the Pachamama Alliance is a two-pronged mission: to empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.  Our Work in the Amazon We work together with our indigenous partners in the Amazon, The Achuar. Within Achuar communites, we support programs to promote maternal & family health, eco-tourism as an economic alternative to oil development, alternative energy sources such as solar, eco-friendly composting toilets, and fossil-fuel-free modes of transportation. We also support the safeguarding of the Amazon rainforest by providing legal assistance, promoting alternatives to fossil fuels and promoting the recognition of the rights the nature. Changing the Dream of the Modern World The other side of our work is to change the dream of the modern world – to create a shift in consciousness such that the protection of the rainforest is no longer necessary – as requested by our indigenous partners. In response, we created the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium and spread it throughout the world to over 78 countries and 221,000 people.  Our symposium has been very successful, but we felt that we wanted to go deeper and provide more guidance to empower individuals everywhere to take on the structural obstacles to bringing forth a thriving, just and sustainable world. The Up to Us Pathway to Social Action Now we are excited to introduce our community to Up to Us – a transformative pathway to social action that unleashes our power as global citizens to change the game. Up to Us builds on the international success of the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium by providing people a continued pathway of engagement to dive more deeply into the issues and possibilities presented in the Symposium.  The Up to Us pathway starts with the Symposium – a place  to explore where we are as a human family, how we got here, and what’s possible now.  Next is the Game Changer Intensive – an interactive, online course to transform the way you relate to the world and prepare you to take action. The Intensive is about both personal and planetary transformation: who we need to be and what we need to do at this momentous time in human history.  Our next 10-week intensive course starts in March and you can sign up now. After taking the intensive, graduates can participate in Up to Us Circles and Movements, where you can take action using what you’ve learned, participating in small community action Circles or in large movements with our partnered organizations. Reasons for Optimism We live in a time of immense evolutionary opportunity. We are reawakening to the accumulated wisdom held by indigenous cultures, and technology is now allowing us to discover and empower a collective human voice and vision. Humanity now has the capability to shape its own future— to design and achieve a thriving, just and sustainable future for all. Will we do it? The choice is up to us.