Dr. Sailesh Rao is the Executive Director of ClimateHealers.Org, a non-profit dedicated towards healing the Earth’s climate. A systems specialist with a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Dr. Rao worked on the internet communications infrastructure for twenty years after graduation. during this period, he led the transformation of early analog internet connections to more robust digital connections that also ran ten times faster, at 1Gb/s. In 2006 he switched careers and became deeply immersed, full time in solving the environmental crises affecting humanity. Dr Rao is the author of two books, Carbon Dharma: The Occupation of Butterflies, and Carbon Yoga: The Vegan Metamorphosis, and an Executive Producer of four documentaries, The Human Experiment (2013) Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014), What the Health (201) and A Prayer for Compassion (2019).
Dr. Rao is a Human, Earth and Animal Liberation (HEAL) activist, husband, dad and since 2010, a star-struck grandfather. He has promised his granddaughter, Kimaya, that the world will be largely Vegan before she turns 16 in 2016, so that people will stop eating her relatives, the animals. He has faith that humanity will transform to keep his pink promise to Kimaya, not just for ethical reasons, but also out of sheer ecological necessity.
You can read his position paper on Vegan World here:
Vegan World 2026! Convergence
We are soliciting presentations on 5 separate Zoom convergence
tracks to advance the projects incubated in Chrysalis:
- The New Economy (includes Aquarius, CurrencySkunks)
- The Food Healers (includes United in Heart, K-Mama)
- The New Ecology (includes Reap Goodness, Food Forests)
- The Vegan Spirituality (includes Compassionate Living Circles, Climate Healers Groups)
- General Track (Systems Transformation, Ag Impacts, Position papers)
For Registration Please Click Here: https://climatehealers.ticketspice.com/vegan-world-2026-convergence-jan-2021
The following blog is taken from ClimateHealers.org Magazine Section
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations unveiled its 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 with a target to achieve them all by 2030. At present, 195 nations have signed on to the UN SDGs and yet, not much progress has been made towards achieving these goals over the past five years. This is because every nation appears to have bought into the fiction that all 17 UN SDGs can be met by simply “growing” the human economy, UN SDG #8 (Decent Jobs and Economic Growth).
When the human economy has already exceeded planetary boundaries, it is simply foolish to expect further growth to meet our goals. Furthermore, please ask yourselves if all the other 16 UN SDGs (No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Gender Equality, etc.) are met, do we really care that the economy is “growing”? Therefore, at Climate Healers, we have reluctantly concluded that UN SDG #8 is a #TrojanHorse inserted to maintain an economic system in which the rich get richer and the planet gets destroyed. It is impossible to meet the other 16 UN SDGs if we begin with the premise that such an economic system is untouchable.
Claire Smith of Beyond Animal has proposed that the UN should include SDG #18 (Zero Animal Exploitation) so that all the other goals become much easier to meet. At Climate Healers, we enthusiastically support this proposal in order to create a compassionate world that is hospitable to all life. Together with our campaign to DROP SDG #8, we propose that the UN SDGs be amended as follows:
1. DROP UN SDG #8 (Decent Jobs and Economic Growth)
2. ADD UN SDG #18 (Zero Animal Exploitation)
3. FOCUS on UN SDG #2 (Zero Hunger)
We call on all nations and organizations to focus on UN SDG #2 (Zero Hunger) by making healthy, immune boosting Vegan food easily available to every human being on the planet. Enlightening Our World TogetherReview of “Living in the Time of Dying”
A New Calendar
A new, peaceable Vegan World will have its own constitution, institutions, infrastructure and currency. To signify the birth of this new world, we propose a new calendar to begin on Vegan Day, December 22, 2020 AD, “The Day That Shall Not Be Followed By Night” which shall be labelled as Capricorn 1, 1 V.W.
Powerpoint file is attached below.