The Change We Need Will Come from Collaboration

December 08, 2016 | By Cassie Stiftl

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A Request from Our Indigenous Partners

Pachamama Alliance’s suite of educational programs—the Up to Us engagement pathway—was created in response to a request from the Achuar people of the Ecuadorian Amazon 20 years ago to “change the dream of the modern world.”

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The Achuar had seen oil extraction and mining ravage neighboring indigenous communities. In order to save their territories, they knew that modern society’s entrancement with the constant pursuit of "more” and its disregard for the sacredness of the natural world had to be transformed.

During our partnership with the Achuar these last 20 years, their territory has remained pristine and untouched. We are now entering a new phase of our work in the Amazon rainforest—to secure permanent protection of Achuar lands and the greater surrounding Sacred Headwaters region of the Amazon basin.

Programs That Generate Transformation

The Up to Us engagement pathway offers a series of transformational programs to break society’s entrancement with consumption and accumulation, shift our relationship to the natural world, and inspire participants to see the possibility of—and act to bring forth—a new kind of ecological civilization for our planet.

The programs of the Up to Us engagement pathway—Awakening the Dreamer, the Game Changer Intensive, and Pachamama Alliance Communities—have reached hundreds of thousands of people over the past 11 years. Yet, to address the complexity of issues facing us now, it will take millions of awake, engaged people working skillfully together in an ecosystem of collaboration.

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Creating a Space for Collaboration

To serve this need, Pachamama Alliance is currently developing a suite of online tools designed to build that ecosystem, connecting individuals and communities across the world so that they can work together to find solutions to the issues facing humanity today.

Donate today so that we can expand the reach of our educational programs and continue to foster the mutually enhancing human-Earth relationship needed to permanently protect the Sacred Headwaters of the Amazon and truly create a world that works for all.

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