Love Saves the Day is Laughing Lotus San Francisco’s Non-Prophet Selfless Service foundation Benefitting Non-Profits locally, nationally and internationally through volunteer programs and benefit classes. 50% of proceeds from our daily 2:30 community classes and Jasmine’s Saturday 10am class goes to benefit a different monthly non-profit serving the community and world. It’s Love that make the world go round and Love that saves the Day!
Love Saves the Day ~ Earthjustice
This April at Laughing Lotus we explore pranayama, the fourth limb of Patanjali’s Astanga yoga: the practice of moving and controlling that life force that is the breath. Using the various techniques of pranayama, we can awaken the soul, relax the mind, or energize the spirit. Prana is our life force, so honoring it is honoring all life forms. Our breath connects us to the sacredness of all living beings and awakens us to our interconnectedness with our environment and our mother earth.
And so, as we look towards preserving, conserving and directing our own breath and life force and in honor of EarthDay on April 22nd, Love Saves the Day will benefit Earth Justice, click HERE to learn more, to preserve all life on earth. As laws protecting our environment are being threatened daily by the heartless Trump Administration, Earthjustice says: “The Earth needs a good Lawyer” As the nation’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization, Earth Justice is passionately committed to fight for justice and advance the promise of a healthy world for all and represent every one of their clients free of charge.
With more than a hundred attorneys in offices across the country, Earthjustice pursues three key goals to secure a just, flourishing world including THE FIGHT TO STOP THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE, which threatens the water and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which has grown into a global movement of solidarity with Standing Rock. Earthjustice is representing the Tribe in their legal challenges against the pipeline.
Their passionate work includes:
Our nation’s laws protect the magnificent natural spaces and wildlife we have inherited from previous generations. Earthjustice enforces those laws to protect what we know to be irreplaceable wildlife and wild places, for this and future generations. Earthjustice uses the law to preserve a rich, sustainable and diverse natural heritage for current and future generations. We select cases that will protect endangered species, sensitive habitats and threatened wildlands; reduce human impacts on ecosystems; and hold accountable those who damage them.
Earthjustice fights for a future where children can breathe clean air, no matter where they live; where products in their homes are free of toxic chemicals; and where all communities are safer, healthier places to live and work. Earthjustice has been at the forefront of safeguarding the fundamentals of human health—the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink.
Fracking: Using millions of gallons of water and secret chemicals, oil and gas companies crack open underground rock formations, forcing deposits of oil and gas tucked deep within the earth up to the surface. This controversial process, combined with industry deregulation, has landed our country smack in the middle of an ill-timed oil and gas rush.
Seemingly determined to get every last drop of oil and pocket of gas, the industry has worked itself into a 31-state frenzy, drilling next to homes, schools, even in the middle of cemeteries. They’re polluting air and water, making people sick, hurting communities and delaying our transition to clean, safe, renewable energy.
Now people are jointing together to fight back! And Earthjustice is fighting alongside them—in the courts and in communities.
CLEAN ENERGY & A HEALTHY CLIMATE
Earthjustice’s legal victories strengthen the rise of clean energy, laying the groundwork for the systemic change we must see. At stake is nothing less than our children’s—and our planet’s—future. Earthjustice is committed to ending the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels and working to secure a clean energy future. Climate change is the single greatest environmental threat facing the world today. At stake is nothing less than our children’s—and our planet’s—future.
The challenges ahead are enormous, and so we are forcing changes today that are laying the groundwork for the systemic change we can and must see in the future.
With the generous investment of donors and members, they are pursuing nearly 400 active legal cases.
Earthjustice’s decades of success are thanks to strong partnerships with hundreds of organizations—and hundreds of thousands of passionate supporters like US.
In the words of Thich Nhat Hanh, “ We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the Earth. Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
With conscious breathing comes conscious living, let us see all the ways we can take action in our daily lives to protect, preserve and give back to our beautiful planet and mother earth and by donating HERE to or joining Earthjustice in their efforts and remember, Love DOES Save the Day!
Join us on Earthday 4/22 at 8:30 am for a FREE class and seed packets to plant seeds of peace, love and wildflowers!
In Love and Service,