Sedona AZ (January 18, 2016) – On Thursday, January 28th, at 6:30 PM, The Inspiration of Sedona will show Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret. This will be followed by a discussion with co-producer Dr. Sailesh Rao, founder and Executive Director of Climate Healers. (www.climatehealers.org)
Dr. Sailesh Krishna Rao, who will join us for a Q&A session, is an Electrical Engineer with a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He was moved to switch careers and work exclusively on climate related issues ten years ago. He is a systems expert who developed the Gigabit Ethernet on Copper standard in 1999 that remains ubiquitous in the internet infrastructure. He and his wife, Jaishri Rao, co-produced two critically acclaimed documentaries, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, and The Human Experiment, both of which highlighted the pressing need for our global transition to a compassionate lifestyle.
The core guiding principle of the NGO, Climate Healers, is that “compassion for all creation is infinitely sustainable.” Through this organization, Dr. Rao proposes a simple, Gandhi-like social movement, in which our food choices can provide a direct solution to climate change, the greatest issue and challenge of our time.
In all of his work, Dr. Rao draws from the ancient Hindu concept of Dharma or “right action.” In December, he gave a presentation to the EU Parliament, in conjunction with the UN Conference on Climate Change held in Paris, charting a moral course for climate recovery, before Cowspiracy was shown.
Dr. Rao took with him to Europe, a letter of support from the City of Sedona as far as its potential interest in becoming a pilgrimage site as part of the Sacred Lifeline project. The Lifeline project envisions a network of radically inclusive, sustainable, off-grid, zero-waste, local communities, modeling and promoting a compassionate lifestyle. See his presentation to the Sedona City Council here: http://sedonaaz.swagit.com/play/10272015-1231