Oregon Aviation Watch encourages you to attend:

Green Action Day

A Call to Protect the Planet for Future Generations

Date: Sunday, May 12th
Time: 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Pioneer Square, Downtown Portland

Green Action Day is sponsored by Maitripa College, a Buddhist college located in SE Portland that offers public programs as well as degrees in Buddhist Studies and Divinity.

Per the Maitripa College website:

"The Green Action Day is an event geared towards harnessing the inspiration of the preceding day's events with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and leading environmentalists to provide a venue for local environmental groups and concerned citizens to gather and connect in practical ways to make a difference for the planet."

Activities will include speakers, music performances, family fun, informational booths, and a prayer flag ceremony.

Click on http://www.dalailamaportland2013.net/schedule/sunday-may-12-green-action-day-events/ for additional details.

Oregon Aviation Watch is very grateful to have a booth at this event. Please join us for this wonderful opportunity. We look forward to seeing you there.

A quote from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the environment:

"The earth is not only the common heritage of all humankind but also the ultimate source of life. By over-exploiting its resources we are undermining the very basis of our own life. All around, signs abound of the destruction caused by human activity and of the degradation of nature. Therefore, the protection and conservation of the earth is not a question of morality or ethics but a question of our survival. How we respond to this challenge will affect not only this generation but also many generations to come." (Dated September 20, 1991, marking the launch of a campaign on the theme of Caring for the Earth on October 21, 1991 by the World Conservation Union).

For the complete article see http://dalailama.com/messages/environment/caring-for-the-earth.

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