Compassion in Action for Climate Resilience
On Monday, July 6, 2015, the Sustainability Initiative of the University of California, Irvine, will host a Community Action Picnic to celebrate “compassion in action for climate resilience.” The picnic is parallel to the Global Compassion Summit. The Global Compassion Summit is a three-day celebration of the 80th birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama hosted by Friends of the Dalai Lama, the Center for Living Peace, and University of California, Irvine.
Public Talk on Climate Change by His Holiness
As part of the Global Compassion Summit, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will lead a public talk at the UC Irvine Bren Events Center on Monday, July 6, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. entitled, “Compassionate Planet: Panel on the Effects of Climate Change and Taking Action to Resolve this Global Issue.” Tickets to attend live are still available. For information and tickets please visit: hhdl80.org.
Community Action Picnic
Compassion in action for climate resilience takes many forms. Come explore!
Date: Monday, July 6, 2015
Time: 11:30.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Aldrich Park, UC Irvine
Who Should Attend: the Community Action Picnic is free and open to the public – climate resilience takes everyone, everywhere, with no one left behind!
Note: Check out sustainable transportation options to UC Irvine. If driving, please carpool and park in the Social Science Parking Structure – directions. Please note there is a fee to park at UC Irvine campus.
Schedule of Activities
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Community Action Picnic features food trucks with an eye for social responsibility and local, vegetarian food.
Participate in UC Irvine’s first Climate Ribbon. The Climate Ribbon is a participatory public art ritual to grieve all that we stand to lose to climate chaos—and to recommit ourselves to action on behalf of the Earth and its people.
Play for Peace® will host drop-in activities at the Community Action Picnic for adults and children to use cooperative play to create laughter, compassion, and peace.
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Play for Peace® training session will offer attendees an introduction to the Play for Peace® cooperative play methodology and global peace-builder community.
Participants will tap the momentum from the morning’s Compassionate Planet panel. The Training and Dialogue will engage people on a deeper level about what “compassion in action for climate resilience” looks like in our homes, workplaces, places of worship, schools, and local and global communities.
To request disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in this event (such as Sign Language interpreting or mobility assistance), please contact Fernando Maldonado at least one week in advance: 323-326-4838 or firstname.lastname@example.org