In a historic, iconic performance, singers Shakira and JLo represented the invisible Latinos in The United States, using the power of dance and music to deliver a louder message than mere words can convey. There is a saying that when you affirm your identity, you reaffirm your dignity. The Latin beat pulsed loud and proud from Miami during the Super Bowl 54 Halftime Show — and an estimated television audience of 100 million.
The same global message was conveyed for the voices on climate change. Leading voices from around the globe, including conservationist Jane Goodall, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, and the President of Colombia, Iván Duque, took the stage with Sadhguru to pitch strongly for unified action to address climate change. The event was the official briefing of “The Champions for 1 Trillion Trees Platform,” a major new initiative led by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at the World Economic Forum Summit in Davos. The goal of the initiative is to plant 1 trillion trees by 2030, adding to the already existing 3 trillion trees on the planet. The illustrious group on the stage also included Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT).
Sadhguru explained that unless 50-60% of the soil on the planet is put under shade, there is no way to maintain fertile soil, rich in organic content. The alarming decline in soil quality has led to severe depletion in the nutritional value of food grown on land. “Nutritional value of food we eat has come down by 40%; trees have to come back if this has to change,” said Sadhguru. He also spoke about making tree planting an economic model so that farmers can prosper, referring to the Cauvery Calling model which is promoting tree-based agriculture as an economic model among farmers in the Cauvery river basin in southern India.
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