Noon today: Coastal Ecology and Native Wisdom
Please join the Temple of Understanding today at Noon (ET) on Zoom for a parallel event to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women:

Theresa Dardar, President of the Lowlander Center, will speak to the devastating land loss on the Louisiana Coast. 

Please view the maps online to see the extent of the erosion, and come learn about incorporating traditional environmental knowledge into coastal restoration decision-making.

Marine Scientist Robin Hadlock Seeley of Maine will speak on her decades of scientific work on local seaweed, including the safe limits to harvesting. She will also report on actions to stop a silver mine poised to endanger the coast.

Dr. Riki Ott, a marine toxicologist, and former Alaska commercial fisher ma’am who found her path and voice during the transformative crucible of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, will join us to give updates on her ongoing engaged activism on coastal issues, democracy, and a healthy future. 

Dr. Ott currently directs two projects through Earth Island Institute, The ALERT Project and Ultimate Civics.

This brief video explains the coastal erosion caused by extractive industries that is devastating to the land and the local Louisiana tribes and other residents. It presents a low-tech solution, one of many projects of the Lowlander Center. President Theresa Dardar appears in the video.

The Temple of Understanding joins the Interfaith and Interreligious movement in condemning Putin’s unprovoked war against Ukraine and its citizens and calls for an immediate cease fire, peace and preserving the sovereignty of this democratic nation state.  
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