Isha Foundation is a non-profit, spiritual-driven organization founded in 1992 near Coimbatore, India. Originated by Jaggi Vasudev, aka Sadhguru, the Isha Foundation is known for hosting the Isha Yoga Centre, which offers yoga programs under the name Isha yoga. The word isha means “the formless divine”. Sadhguru has a mission-based around the idea “society is overripe for a spiritual process”. His mantra is to promote the inner wellbeing of all walks of life. From this idea, he has created a multitude of products, programs, and methods, all aimed toward raising every human being to the peak of their potential through their inner self in hopes of creating one world in harmony.
The most recent initiative of the Isha Foundation is Conscious Planet – Save Soil. It is a global movement with a goal of uniting world leaders, visionaries, influencers, and as many people as possible behind one mutual goal, to save soil. According to their website, 3.2 billion people are affected by soil degradation, and 12 million acres of farmable land are lost each year. Although the problem may not seem that drastic, in time it will only get worse. It is projected that in 60 years there will be no cultivable soil left, which means food will slowly dwindle and chaos will take its place. One must not overlook the beautiful soil beneath our feet that gives us the nutrients and tasteful food we consume. Soil is a highly complicated living ecosystem, and most don’t realize it is among one of the earth’s most important. It supports agriculture which accounts for 95% of our food and houses our green friends in the plant kingdom. Without it, we would not be able to absorb, filter, and regulate the flows of freshwater bodies and it plays a vital role in one of the biggest problems our home faces today, climate change mitigation. Although it may not seem like it, healthy soil is disappearing at an alarming rate. Globally, 52% of agricultural land is already degraded. This home is not only for you but for your relatives down the line. The UN estimates that we could lose all cultivable soil in the next 60 years. All across the world farmers are beginning to notice traditional crops do not grow in their fields any longer and are praying for a solution.
So, what can you do?
Make a difference. Join the movement. Although you may not think of it as an immediate impact, spreading awareness is something everyone can do. By joining “Save Soil’s” Earth buddy community you are able to connect with other individuals across the world or even in your hometown to help spread awareness. By doing this you are joining a community of like-minded individuals passionate about saving our home planet. By signing up for their program you are given access to the Save Soil Kit which is used to promote the problem through various social media channels. Take a chance to make a difference in hopes of preserving our beautiful world down the line.
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