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Sustainable Development | Dec 8 2012

SGI-USA Cosponsors UN Women Special Assembly on Climate Change

SGI-USA Cosponsors UN Women Special Assembly on Climate Change

On December 8, the SGI-USA Culture of Peace Resource Center in Santa Monica, California, cosponsored the First Annual Special Assembly of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 31 2012

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Displays "Seeds of Hope" at Greentech Exhibition

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Displays "Seeds of Hope" at Greentech Exhibition

Selected panels from the joint SGI and Earth Charter International environmental exhibition "Seeds of Hope" were displayed by members of Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM), at the third International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference (IGEM2012), held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from October 10 to 13. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 27 2012

SGI-Canada Youth Plant Trees in the Rain

SGI-Canada Youth Plant Trees in the Rain

On October 27, SGI-Canada Central Region youth participated in an annual tree planting activity with the Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) in Ontario. Including elementary school students, 67 youth of all ages came out in the rain and cold to plant 200 trees. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 20 2012

Brazil SGI Hosts National Meeting of Environmental Agents, Launches "Seeds of Hope"

Brazil SGI Hosts National Meeting of Environmental Agents, Launches "Seeds of Hope"

One of Brazil Soka Association (BSGI)’s numerous initiatives to promote education for sustainable development is the Environmental Agents’ Movement, launched in 2001 by the Scientists Department of BSGI in partnership with local government and environmental organizations. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Sep 16 2012

"Seeds of Hope" Shown in Canada and Paraguay

"Seeds of Hope" Shown in Canada and Paraguay

In the month of September, the SGI and Earth Charter International’s joint exhibition “Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps towards change" was shown in Canada and Paraguay. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jul 28 2012

SGI-UK Members Join "Year of Service" to Improve Environment

SGI-UK Members Join "Year of Service" to Improve Environment

Throughout July, SGI-UK members from around the country organized events under the theme “Earthkind” as part of the Year of Service initiative, a government-sponsored initiative to encourage people of all faiths to contribute to their local communities. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jun 22 2012

SGI Holds Interdisciplinary Roundtable Discussion on Education and Learning at Rio+20

SGI Holds Interdisciplinary Roundtable Discussion on Education and Learning at Rio+20

From June 20-22, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, Rio+20) took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the theme: “The Future We Want.” SGI organized “The Future We Create: An interdisciplinary roundtable on the role of education and learning toward a sustainable future” as an official side event held at Riocentro on June 20. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jun 22 2012

SGI Activities at Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

SGI Activities at Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

From June 20-22, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event marked the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) also held in Rio de Janeiro. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jun 5 2012

Seeds of Change Exhibit Held in Western Iceland

Seeds of Change Exhibit Held in Western Iceland

The "Seeds of Change: The Earth Charter and Human Potential" (SOC) exhibition was on display from March 7 until June 5 at the Fjölbrautaskóli Snæfellinga upper secondary school in Grundarfjörður, a town located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in western Iceland. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jun 1 2012

New Environment Proposal, Film on Amazon Center Released for Rio +20 Conference

New Environment Proposal, Film on Amazon Center Released for Rio +20 Conference

In advance of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development opening in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 20, a new environment proposal by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda, "For a Sustainable Global Society: Learning for Empowerment and Leadership," was issued on June 5, stressing that empowerment of individuals and communities is vital to achieving a sustainable global society. ... read more

Sustainable Development | May 21 2012

"Seeds of Hope" Shown at York University, Toronto

"Seeds of Hope" Shown at York University, Toronto

From March 20-22, the SGI and the Earth Charter International's joint exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change" was shown by SGI-Canada at York University's Keele campus for the second time. The English and the Chinese language versions of the exhibition were also shown at the Aberdeen Centre, a shopping and entertainment complex, in Richmond, British Columbia, from May 20-21. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Apr 28 2012

SGI Members Celebrate Earth Day in the Philippines and the US

SGI Members Celebrate Earth Day in the Philippines and the US

SGI Members celebrated Earth Day in the Philippines and the US. On April 22, SGI-Philippines youth members held a forum commemorating Earth Day at the SGI-Philippines Culture Center in Manila. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Apr 27 2012

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Marks Earth Week

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Marks Earth Week

On March 31, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) took part in the global Earth Hour initiative by turning lights off at SGM centers around Malaysia in order to save energy and raise awareness of global warming. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Apr 22 2012

SGI-Canada Members Participate in Community Cleanup

SGI-Canada Members Participate in Community Cleanup

On April 22, a group of over 20 SGI-Canada members from the city of Surrey, British Columbia, participated in the sixth annual “Surrey Clean Sweep Week,” at Crescent Beach. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Apr 22 2012

SGI-Netherlands Celebrates Earth Day with Earth Charter Game

SGI-Netherlands Celebrates Earth Day with Earth Charter Game

On April 22, SGI-Netherlands (SGIN) held an Earth Day event at its new Culture Center in Amsterdam. Activities included playing an interactive educational board game on the Earth Charter promoting its principles and values. ... read more