Sustainability at the Shri Mataji Foundation | Call for Yuvas
“Every Sahaja yogi should be conscious about how much energy he’s using of electricity, of telephones or of water, or of anything. We have to be frugal about it. If we do not take the responsibility of these things, then it will not penetrate anywhere else. It is for you to do it.” ––H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, 10th Day of Navaratri, 1990/09/23
Now, more than ever, the concern for achieving a sustainable way of operating at the Foundation is the question at hand.
The worst drought in the past 500 years, a major energy crisis, and the dire consequences of exceeding 1.5 °C of global warming–there was much to discuss on the 11th of October at a half-day seminar at Palazzo Doria led by Dr Salvatore Ruggiero.
Many yogis have expressed their desire to focus our collective attention on the many sustainability challenges we are facing globally, and together with the representatives from the Foundation, Casa Madre and Cabella International Sahaja School, we searched for a way forward to make a beginning here–in the valley of Borbera.
After the meeting, there was a discussion aimed at identifying some areas of sustainability intervention. These can be found in the accompanying Miro board.
One of the most urgent issues brought to the foreground is the need to reduce the energy consumption of our activities.
We need your help!
We would like to call for 2 yuvas to spend at least 6 months in the valley, preferably having some competencies in sustainability and energy management, to support us in the creation and implementation of a sustainability strategy. In particular, one of these persons should be fluent in Italian. The main tasks of these two volunteers will initially be the collection, verification, and analysis of data which will help our institutions to determine how better to reduce our demand for natural resources and costs. Subsequently, various projects will be launched to address different sustainability issues.
Please reach out to Salvatore Ruggiero at +358 45 8571272
Download the full presentation here.