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  • Title: Gaia Foundation
    Descriptive info: .. Skip to main content.. Gaia Foundation.. Search our Site.. Join our mailing list.. Search.. Support our Work.. Donate.. Main menu.. Home.. About us.. Partners.. Events.. News Campaigns.. Shop.. Support us.. Gallery.. The Gaia Foundation - Latest News.. Gaia Associate voted one of Colombia s Top 10 Leaders.. Martin von Hildebrand has been voted one of Colombia's top leaders for protecting the Amazon and the rights of indigenous communities through forums for dialogue between society and the state, and defending cultural biological diversity from the risk of development.. Long standing Gaia associate Martin has been named as "Defender of the Amazon" by national magazine Semana.. Read more.. Communities in Colombia and Balcombe, UK, United in their Resistance against Extraction.. Activists who are resisting a gold mine in Piedras, Colombia, have this week reached out to the communities of Balcombe in Sussex, to show solidarity and support for their parallel efforts.. Here we share their moving letter, which unites those struggling against the impact of mining across distant continents.. Can Chiribiquete help protect the Amazon from mining?.. Colombia now has the largest protected area in the Amazon, with the expansion of Chiribiquete National Park.. But the issue remains of mining applications for the exploitation of minerals, such as gold, silver, platinum, copper and lead, in zones that border the park.. Gaia joins allies for GM Health Risk Week 2nd - 8th September.. Next month we join forces with War on Want, Food Democracy  ...   Sand: An Evening With Hugh Brody.. 14/10/2013.. This October anthropologist, author and celebrated filmmaker Hugh Brody will be joining us to introduce, screen and discuss two parts of his new film Tracks Across Sand.. A unique documentary, shot.. Read More.. Latest Blogs.. Rewilding: Dream Big.. 17/09/2013.. Picture the scene, or better, close your eyes at each full stop and immerse yourself in the evolving memory of it.. It is 2060, but not as you.. Let s set the Record Straight! Teresa Anderson unpacks AGRA s plan for GMOs in Africa.. 05/09/2013.. The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has released a new "Africa Agriculture Status" report that reveals what we all suspected: that.. Yasuní-ITT Initiative to be Scrapped.. 22/08/2013.. Amy Woodrow-Arai discusses the history and importance of the scrapped Yasuni-ITT initiative, and the devastating consequences oil extraction is.. Latest Tweets.. Tweets by @GaiaFoundation.. We need your support to continue our work with partners.. Can You Support Us With a Monthly Donation?.. A regular donation is one of the best ways you can help us achieve our long-term goals.. With your support we can continue to revive and protect cultural and biological diversity and ensure that the richness of our planet is preserved for future generations.. We thank you for any support that you are able to give.. Click here to make a donation.. Films and Photos of our work.. Terms Conditions.. Sitemap.. Contact Us.. Gaia Foundation 2013, Reg.. Charity No.. 327412..

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  • Title: Keep In Touch | Gaia Foundation
    Descriptive info: Keep In Touch.. Find out about Gaia evening talks and workshops, as well as other events and seminars we recommend.. Hear news of our partners and be the first to know about any new films.. Your Details.. First Name.. *.. Surname.. Age.. Under 18.. 18 - 30.. 31 - 45.. 45 - 68.. 65+.. Country.. Afghanistan.. Aland Islands.. Albania.. Algeria.. American Samoa.. Andorra.. Angola.. Anguilla.. Antarctica.. Antigua and Barbuda.. Argentina.. Armenia.. Aruba.. Australia.. Austria.. Azerbaijan.. Bahamas.. Bahrain.. Bangladesh.. Barbados.. Belarus.. Belgium.. Belize.. Benin.. Bermuda.. Bhutan.. Bolivia.. Bosnia and Herzegovina.. Botswana.. Bouvet Island.. Brazil.. British Indian Ocean Territory.. British Virgin Islands.. Brunei.. Bulgaria.. Burkina Faso.. Burundi.. Cambodia.. Cameroon.. Canada.. Cape Verde.. Cayman Islands.. Central African Republic.. Chad.. Chile.. China.. Christmas Island.. Cocos (Keeling) Islands.. Colombia.. Comoros.. Congo (Brazzaville).. Congo (Kinshasa).. Cook Islands.. Costa Rica.. Croatia.. Cuba.. Cyprus.. Czech Republic.. Denmark.. Djibouti.. Dominica.. Dominican Republic.. Ecuador.. Egypt.. El Salvador.. Equatorial Guinea.. Eritrea.. Estonia.. Ethiopia.. Falkland Islands.. Faroe Islands.. Fiji.. Finland.. France.. French Guiana.. French Polynesia.. French Southern Territories.. Gabon.. Gambia.. Georgia.. Germany.. Ghana.. Gibraltar.. Greece.. Greenland.. Grenada.. Guadeloupe.. Guam.. Guatemala.. Guernsey.. Guinea.. Guinea-Bissau.. Guyana.. Haiti.. Heard Island and McDonald Islands.. Honduras.. Hong Kong S.. A.. R.. , China.. Hungary.. Iceland.. India.. Indonesia.. Iran.. Iraq.. Ireland.. Isle  ...   Pakistan.. Palau.. Palestinian Territory.. Panama.. Papua New Guinea.. Paraguay.. Peru.. Philippines.. Pitcairn.. Poland.. Portugal.. Puerto Rico.. Qatar.. Reunion.. Romania.. Russia.. Rwanda.. Saint Barthélemy.. Saint Helena.. Saint Kitts and Nevis.. Saint Lucia.. Saint Martin (French part).. Saint Pierre and Miquelon.. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.. Samoa.. San Marino.. Sao Tome and Principe.. Saudi Arabia.. Senegal.. Serbia.. Seychelles.. Sierra Leone.. Singapore.. Slovakia.. Slovenia.. Solomon Islands.. Somalia.. South Africa.. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.. South Korea.. Spain.. Sri Lanka.. Sudan.. Suriname.. Svalbard and Jan Mayen.. Swaziland.. Sweden.. Switzerland.. Syria.. Taiwan.. Tajikistan.. Tanzania.. Thailand.. Timor-Leste.. Togo.. Tokelau.. Tonga.. Trinidad and Tobago.. Tunisia.. Turkey.. Turkmenistan.. Turks and Caicos Islands.. Tuvalu.. U.. S.. Virgin Islands.. Uganda.. Ukraine.. United Arab Emirates.. United Kingdom.. United States.. United States Minor Outlying Islands.. Uruguay.. Uzbekistan.. Vanuatu.. Vatican.. Venezuela.. Vietnam.. Wallis and Futuna.. Western Sahara.. Yemen.. Zambia.. Zimbabwe.. Address line 1.. Address line 2.. Town / City.. State / Province.. Zip / Postcode.. Email Address.. How did you hear about us?.. Friend.. Website.. Magazine.. Other Organisation.. Please give details.. What aspects of our work are of most interest to you?.. Forest, Foods Climate.. Communities Ecology.. Indigenous Knowledge Territories.. Earth-centred Law.. Gaia Community Choir.. Job Vacancies.. Volunteers and Internships.. Gaia Shop - Gifts Books..

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  • Title: Donate | Gaia Foundation
    Descriptive info: Can help us further the reach and impact of Seeds of Freedom around the world.. Can help us support communities to revive their traditions using eco-cultural maps calendars.. Can help us provide legal support to communities securing their territorial rights and sacred sites.. Make a Single Donation.. Give Monthly.. This Amount.. £15.. £30.. £100.. £500.. Your Own Amount.. Alternatively, if you'd like to make a one-off donation.. go here.. If you are a UK tax payer please tick the box to ensure that every £1 you give is worth an extra 28p at no extra cost to you.. Yes I would like Gaia to treat the donations I make from today's date as Gift Aid donations*.. I would like all donations I have made to Gaia for the 6 years prior in this year (but no earlier than 1 January 2003), and all donations I make in the future, to be  ...   us if your donations no longer qualify for Gift Aid.. My donation is for.. Seeds Of Freedom.. The Gaia Foundation.. We will never share or sell your details.. We primarily use your email address for sending you confirmation emails and receipt of the transaction.. We need a contact number in case there is a problem with the transaction.. More is available in our.. privacy policy.. Would you like to join our mailing list?.. Yes.. No.. CAPTCHA.. This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.. Math question.. 1 + 6 =.. Solve this simple math problem and enter the result.. E.. g.. for 1+3, enter 4.. Other ways to support.. Payroll Giving.. A cost effective way to donate!.. Find out more.. A Gift To Gaia In Your Will.. A legacy for future generations of all species.. Become a Friend of the Learning Centre..

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  • Title: About us | Gaia Foundation
    Descriptive info: The Gaia Foundation is passionate about regenerating cultural and biological diversity, and restoring a respectful relationship with the Earth.. Together with long-term partners in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe, we work with local communities to secure land, seed, food and water sovereignty.. By reviving indigenous knowledge and protecting sacred natural sites, local self-governance is strengthened.. This enables communities to become more resilient to climate change and the industrial processes which have caused the many crises we now face.. Gaia.. makes a long-term commitment with our partners to address the root causes of today's most pressing ecological, social and economic injustices.. We are a small, flexible team, which enables us to read and respond quickly to emerging issues and opportunities for change.. Our Approach.. Gaia has been different from others.. There is a generosity and care, which characterises Gaia: Seeing the value of people, of cultures, of different ways of thinking and creating spaces.. This is what makes Gaia very special.. Martin von Hilderbrand, Gaia Amazonas, Colombia.. Our work is founded on the recognition that the Earth is a dynamic living whole whose complex processes have maintained the conditions for life to evolve over millions of years.. Humans are an integral part of these living processes and we depend on them for our own wellbeing.. It is for this reason that we must ensure that we find a mutually enhancing way to live on the planet, the only home for all species, including ourselves.. If we do not understand that the crises we face are symptoms of a deeper moral, ethical and spiritual crisis, no technical fixes will help us.. Creating a  ...   of the crises and also to demonstrate that "another way is possible".. Through long-term partnerships we work with individuals, organisations and networks in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe.. We believe in nurturing strong relationships and have an ethos of 'affectionate alliances' across our expanding network.. With 25 years behind us, we continue our journey for social and ecological justice.. about our journey so far.. Meet the Team.. Put the face to the name!.. Click here.. to meet the Gaia team.. Name.. Email.. Message.. Or why not give us a call on 0207 428 0055 or email.. info@gaianet.. org.. The Gaia Foundation, 6 Heathgate Place, Agincourt Road, London NW3 2NU.. Associates Advisors.. Gaia Associates Advisors have been colleagues since the early days of the Gaia Foundation.. They are visionaries, pioneers and activists in Gaian holistic approaches to ecological, social and economic justice.. We enjoy an "affectionate alliance" with each one, and continue to work jointly on field programmes and advocacy strategies - in a range of ways.. Find out about our Associates Advisors.. Our Trustees.. A small group of Trustees takes an active interest in Gaia's vision, activities and performance.. They each bring with them an important contribution to Gaia's holistic way of working.. Find out about our Trustees.. Our Supporters.. A wide range of Trusts and Foundations, grant-making charities, government overseas agencies and institutions along with some generous individuals - have supported our work and programmes with partner organisations over the years.. We are very grateful for their support and commitment to our work.. Find out who has supported us.. Vision, Mission Values.. How we work.. Board of Trustees.. Gaia Associates Advisors..

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  • Title: Partners | Gaia Foundation
    Descriptive info: Latest Articles Featuring our Partners.. MELCA-Ethiopia awarded for Entrepreneurship in Education.. We are delighted with the news that our partner MELCA-Ethiopia is country winner in the Educating Africa Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education.. Environmental education and intergenerational learning are key to MELCA's innovative work for healthy ecosystems, vibrant cultures and improved lives for communities.. Seeds of Freedom - The Takeover of Seed.. We're thrilled to release the trailer for a NEW film, Seeds of Freedom, to be launched in 2012 with our partner the African Biodiversity Network.. The film shows that global agriculture has changed more in the past 50 years than in the previous 10,000..  ...   The film explores the.. Video Highlights of Vandana Shiva talk.. Talking at the Gaia Foundation in May 2011, Dr.. Vandana Shiva explores the increasing intensity of mining and the devastation that it causes in both the short and long term.. Watch the video here.. Award for preserving Ethiopia s genetic wealth.. Dr.. Melaku Worede, Gaia Associate, receives the Herman Warsh Memorial Award.. For his outstanding service to the genetic resources community and in preserving the genetic wealth of Ethiopia, Dr.. Melaku Worede has been awarded the Herman Warsh Memorial Award.. Pages.. 1.. 2.. next ›.. last ».. Interviews with our Partners.. South America.. Africa.. Asia.. Europe North America..

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  • Title: Events | Gaia Foundation
    Descriptive info: Our 2012 programme of events has now come to a close.. We'd like to extend huge thanks to this years speakers and panelists - Rupert Sheldrake, Nora Bateson, Michel Pimbert, Bob Sherman, Philippe Sibaud, Henk Hobbelink, Mphatheleni Maukalule, Patrick Holden and Gathuru Mburu.. With two major campaign launches this year -.. Opening Pandora's Box.. and.. Seeds of Freedom.. - our events programme has seen more faces than ever before.. Panels rich with a diversity of speakers from all over the world have provided critical insights into the mining industry and the GM industry respectively, and we feel proud to have been able to bring together such a variety of expertise and perspectives.. Find out more about the.. launch of the Pandora's Box report.. launch of the film Seeds of Freedom.. Great Events in 2013.. We will be starting 2013 on very inspiring footing by welcoming celebrated author and Sacred Economist, Charles Eisenstein to our north London haven.. He will be joined by Satish Kumar in the first of two "In Conversation With" events, which we are delighted to be co-hosting with.. Resurgence The Ecologist Magazine.. The evening will take place on Friday 11th January.. Find out more details and.. make a booking.. On Saturday 9th February we will be welcoming Dr Vandana Shiva to join Satish  ...   just a few - to lead discussions.. You can catch up on all the events of last year by clicking on the links below for video highlights:.. Nic Marks.. -.. A Happy Planet? Why economic growth and consumption aren't making us happy.. (March 2011).. Colin Tudge.. Good Food For Everyone, Forever.. (April 2011).. Vandana Shiva, Philippe Sibaud, Andy Whitmore and Richard Solly.. Mining the Earth.. (May 2011).. Peter Roderick, Janos Zlinsky and Halina Ward (chaired by Philippe Sands).. Our Legacy, Our Future: Governance for a Finite Planet.. (June 2011).. Nnimmo Bassey.. Justice for the Earth Community - Holding Corporations to Account.. (September 2011).. Gathuru Mburu.. Forgotten Connections: Indigenous Knowledge, Sacred Sites Climate Change Resilience in Africa.. (November 2011).. You can also hear our 2011 talks in their entirety as.. podcasts.. !.. 10th July 2013 - Active Hope with Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone.. 10th September: Rewilding with George Monbiot.. 24th April 2013 - Disconnecting from Consumerism: Embracing a New Materialism Re-imagining our Relationship with I.. T.. 8th June 2013 Swap n Share Saturday.. 11th Jan 2013 - Charles Eisenstein in conversation with Satish Kumar.. 9th Feb 2013 - Vandana Shiva in conversation with Satish Kumar.. Earth Ethics Series - Written Abstracts from Gaia s Events 2007-2009.. Related Articles.. A NEW film narrated by actor Hugh Quarshie..

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  • Title: Our News | Gaia Foundation
    Descriptive info: Our News.. For protecting the Amazon and the rights of indigenous communities through forums for dialogue between society and the state, and defending cultural and biological diversity from the latent risks of development, Martin von Hildebrand, is voted one of the country's top leaders.. Since his childhood, Martín (founding Director of Gaia Amazonas in Colombia, and Gaia Associate) has been interested in.. Dear Balcombe UK inhabitants, We are reaching you from Colombia, South America.. We.. Chiribiquete, declared a National Park in 1989, officially increased in size from 1,298 ,954 to 2,782 ,000 hectares on August 21.. This additional 1.. 4 million hectares is intended to help shield one of the planet's areas of mega-diversity from the impact mining and deforestation.. It is part.. The programme includes talks and debates with French scientist Professor  ...   Africa (AGRA) and the new G8 Alliance for food security.. AFSA have identified these initiatives as part of a global agenda to 'corporatise' and thereby profit from African agriculture,.. 3D Mapping in Telecho, Ethiopia.. Photographs by Damian Prestidge.. The community of Telecho is located in the hills of the rural Oromiya region of Ethiopia.. At the close of 2010 the community undertook a powerful participatory 3D mapping exercise facilitated by our partner.. MELCA Ethiopia.. Our Blog.. Keep up to date with some of the most critical issues of the day, and positive stories of change, by reading our blog.. You can.. read our blog here.. News Archive.. News Homepage.. 2013.. [21].. September.. [1].. August.. [4].. June.. May.. [3].. April.. [2].. March.. February.. 2012.. [22].. December.. November.. October.. July.. January.. 2011.. [14].. Recent Galleries..

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  • Title: Gaia Shop for Gifts, Books and Films | Gaia Foundation
    Descriptive info: Gaia Shop for Gifts, Books and Films.. Seeds of Freedom DVD.. Our landmark film Seeds of Freedom is now available to own.. This special DVD features full length original version with narration from Jeremy Irons, and additional translated versions in French, Spanish and Portuguese.. Find out more about the film by visiting the.. Seeds of Freedom.. website.. £10.. 00.. plus p+p.. Gaia Greetings Cards.. Exclusive to The Gaia Foundation these stunning cards, with photographs of inspiring scenes from Ethiopia, South Africa and the Colombian Amazon, will make great greetings cards for any time of the year.. £6.. Short Circuit.. Short Circuit - The Lifecycle of Electronic Gadgets and the True Cost to Earth.. Launched April 2013, this report explores the birth, life and death of ubiquitous objects such as smartphones and laptops and assesses their true cost to people and planet.. Purchase the report here.. £5.. Gaia by Jules Cashford.. This 50-page booklet Gaia: From Story of Origin to Universe Story reflects  ...   the leading proponents of Earth-centred law including an essay from Gaia's Founding Director, Liz Hosken.. It introduces readers to the philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence and considers its relationship to environmental law, the rights of Nature, science, religion, property law and international governance.. £30.. Limited Edition Prints.. Amazonian Medicinal Plants - a set of four beautiful limited edition prints taken from original paintings by Sophia Louise Joseph.. These paintings were produced as part of a study into medicinal plants carried out by the Rainforest Information Center, in partnership with the Huaroni people of the Ecuadorian Amazon.. Opening Pandora s Box.. Opening Pandora's Box: The New Wave of Land Grabbing by Extractive Industries and the Devastating Impact on Earth, launched in February 2012, alerts global citizens to the dynamics in the extractive industries as a whole, and shows the alarming scale of this overall trend.. It can be downloaded for free but if you would like a hard copy please donate to purchase it..

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  • Title: Ways to Support Us! | Gaia Foundation
    Descriptive info: Ways to Support Us!.. Whatever you feel able to give, all donations in support of our work make a huge difference.. As a small charity we are most effective when we are able to respond to the needs of our partners.. With your help we can do this.. This may be in the form of legal support, advice and access to information, raising voices internationally through media, film and websites, and long-term accompaniment in whatever form that may take.. to find out how your donation can help and how to make that donation.. Spread the Word!.. There are lots of ways you can support us, and simply by being here on our website you're already doing one of them.. Reading about our work, understanding some of the principles that underpin it, and hopefully being inspired to find out more, are fantastic ways to to connect with us, with our partners and with critical issues.. If you're sufficiently stirred or inspired by what you see, then please do share it with friends, colleagues, family, the person next to you on the bus.. you get the idea!.. You can follow us on.. twitter.. ! You can like us on.. facebook.. ! And you can while away hours on our.. vimeo  ...   cycle or swim.. or something altogether more unsual or adventurous! These are just a few ideas but really, when it comes to fundraising, anything goes and anything is possible.. If you'd like to fundraise for us please do drop us a line and we'll give you whatever support we can, plus help you to promote your efforts!.. Get your company involved -.. Payroll Giving, Charity of the Year!.. If you work in a large organisation and celebrate annual charity days, have the chance to nominate a Charity of the Year, or are able to select a charity to support via payroll giving, why not consider Gaia? We'd be happy to chat through ideas, and offer you support and materials for large fundraising events or Charity of the Year nominations.. And we can give you advice around how to set up.. Support us by purchasing cards and gifts.. From beautiful cards featuring photographs from the Amazon, Ethiopia and South Africa, to books about Wild Law, to DVDs of our flagship films, you'll find a range of interesting things in our.. small online shop.. Supporting us by purchasing cards means that you can also spread Gaia's message and raise awareness of our work through the letters and cards you send!..

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  • Title: Galleries | Gaia Foundation
    Descriptive info: Galleries.. ';.. Sacred Voices.. View More.. Photo albums.. Seed Heroes - Dr Debal Deb in pictures.. Gaia Cards featuring stunning photographs.. Mupo Day Celebrates Venda Culture.. View more.. Videos.. Active Hope: J.. Macy and C.. Johnstone.. Hope Arises in Action- Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone.. Disconnecting from Consumerism: Embracing a New Materialism Re-imagining our Relationship with I.. Podcasts.. George Monbiot- Rewilding the World.. Charles Eisenstein in conversation with Satish Kumar.. Gathuru Mburu - The Forgotten Connections: Indigenous Knowledge, Sacred Sites and Climate Change Resilience in Africa..

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  • Title: Gaia Associate voted one of Colombia's Top 10 Leaders | Gaia Foundation
    Descriptive info: News.. Posted by Fiona, 4th September 2013.. For.. protecting the Amazon and the rights of indigenous communities through forums for dialogue between society and the state, and defending cultural and biological diversity from the latent risks of development.. , Martin von Hildebrand, is voted one of the country's top leaders.. Since his childhood, Martín (.. founding Director of.. Gaia Amazonas.. in Colombia, and.. Gaia Associate.. ).. has been interested in defending indigenous peoples rights in a society where Western logic prevails.. He spent 40 years traveling the rivers and jungles of the Colombian Amazon, a region he knows.. inch by inch.. With an academic background in Ethnology, and having worked with the Colombian Institute of Anthropology, Martín was soon appointed N.. ational Director of Indigenous Affairs.. In this role he supported the Colombian government of the late 1980s, led by President Virgilio Barco, to declare the 25 million  ...   this vital forest ecosystem - the lungs of the Earth.. Among his accomplishments are the creation of inter-institutional platform for Amazon indigenous authorities and local and regional governments, through which 27,000 indigenous inhabitants have gained access to inter-cutural health and education.. His work has been recognized with national and international awards, including the Right Livelihood Award from Sweden, Colombia's National Environmental Prize, The Order of the Golden Ark from the Netherlands, the Skoll Award, and he was named as.. Latin American Social Entrepreneur ta the World Economic Forum.. This latest accolade, from the national magazine Semana, names him as one of the most influential persons in Colombia this last year.. For his constant push for indigenous rights, and his stand against the threat of mining and other extractive developments in the Colombian Amazon, he is named as "Defender of the Amazon".. Read the full article in Semana magazine..

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