Exhibition “Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change”
The "Seeds of Hope" exhibition is a joint initiative of Soka Gakkai International and the Earth Charter International. It stresses our interconnectedness with the rest of the community of life and the need to broaden our sphere of compassion and concern. It encourages viewers to overcome feelings of powerlessness and highlights the fact that a single individual can initiate positive change.
It also introduces the positive vision for sustainable living expressed in the Earth Charter, and gives examples of eight individuals and groups who have successfully taken action for change, from Africa to the Arctic and Eastern Europe.
The message "It starts with one" is key--the slogan that the Earth Charter International have chosen for their "Earth Charter Plus 10" campaign in 2010.
The exhibition uses the "Learn, Reflect, Empower" formula outlined in SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2002 proposal on education for sustainable development and is a tool for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.
The exhibition is currently available in English, Bahasa Melayu and Simplified Chinese versions.
For further information about availability of this exhibition for educational use, contact Chia Kok Peng.
Proposal on Education For Sustainable Development <http://www.sgi.org/sgi-president/proposals/environmental-proposal.html>
Environment education film: "A Quiet Revolution: The Earth Charter and Human Potential" <http://www.sgi.org/resource-center/video-and-audio/educational-tools/a-quiet-revolution-full-length.html>
The Earth Charter Initiative <http://www.earthcharterinaction.org/content/>
Earth Charter TV Spot <http://www.youtube.com/ECInternational#p/u/2/5j778NZIHcg>