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"Seeds of Change" Displayed in Stoke Newington, UK

 

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On January 30, 2010, the SGI and Earth Charter Initiative joint exhibition "Seeds of Change: The Earth Charter and Human Potential" was displayed at Stoke Newington Town Hall in England. Over 200 residents, including Vice Chancellor of London Metropolitan University Professor Malcolm Gillies, attended.

Visitors wrote pledges on seeds and leaves hanging from a tree made by local primary school children of Stoke Newington. In addition, the film "A Quiet Revolution" produced by the Earth Council in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme and United Nations Development Programme, supported by the SGI, was shown.

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"Seeds of Change" was first shown at the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2002. Various panels give an introduction to sustainable development, the role of education and the Earth Charter as a set of values and principles for sustainable living. The exhibition is available in English, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic language versions.

 

[Adapted from an article in the March 3, 2010, issue of the SGI-UK Online News Bulletin; photos courtesy of Jonny Stockbridge]