This past weekend, we had the opportunity to cater and perform kirtan for a student environmental symposium on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
It was a celebration of a global awakening that is happening, based around sustainable environmental principles and the awareness that we are all connected together as living beings, and how to put this awareness into practice.
One interesting initiative was the Global Marshall Plan, which aims to redirect and reform the global economy in order to stabilize and improve the precarious environmental and social state we find ourselves in today.
Greenpeace has also offered a similar thought-provoking article that proposes similar calls-to-action for governments and common folk alike. The key theme is the urgent call to redirect our precious financial resources to saving and preserving the environmental heritage of the human species.
Whether or not one agrees or disagrees with the science behind climate change, as spiritual and progressive personalities it behooves us to support the initiatives that will reduce the physical and mental pollution that currently engulfs this earthly planet.
With the incredible and timeless potency of Vedic wisdom at our grasp, we must connect our realizations with the realizations of the people behind this "global awakening" movement. We can provide the sturdy spiritual framework that can lift a "greener" world to even greater heights.
If we can make this connection, then the benefits can truly end up being limitless and eternal.