IUCN - Join Pyramid 2012 global workshop event for Rio+20

Join Pyramid 2012 global workshop event for Rio+20

22 December 2011 | News story

It’s an international happening. Hundreds of groups around the world — from schools, universities, businesses, communities, you-name-it — will all be doing Pyramid workshops at roughly the same time. CEC member Alan AtKisson invites you to join.  

What is Pyramid?

It’s a workshop process. It brings people together to learn about sustainable development, or to plan a sustainability initiative or project. To learn more about how a Pyramid workshop works, click here.

What is Pyramid 2012?

It’s an international happening. Hundreds of groups around the world — from schools, universities, businesses, communities, you-name-it — will all be doing Pyramid workshops at roughly the same time.

Who can participate?

Anyone! All you have to do download the free workshop manual, invite a group, and do it. It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you are. Pyramid 2012 is a completely open and voluntary initiative.

What’s the purpose of Pyramid 2012?

It’s all about promoting sustainable development — which is another way of saying, creating the world we actually want. We want to inspire people, engage people, help them learn from each other. And we want to use the results of Pyramid 2012 to help the world.

How can Pyramid 2012 make a difference in the world?

By raising awareness, deepening understanding, generating human energy and ideas … which in many cases will lead to new projects and initiatives. We want to contribute all of these things to the big UN “Rio+20” meeting coming in June, 2012.

Why focus on “Rio+20”?

Twenty years ago, the United Nations’ “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro was the largest gathering involving heads of state that had ever been assembled on the planet. People from all over the world remember “Rio” as the real launch of the sustainable development movement. Lots of good things have happened since then … but we need to do so much more, if we are to meet global challenges. “Rio+20” gives us an opportunity to inject a lot more vitality into the world’s sustainability agenda.

How will Pyramid 2012 contribute to Rio+20?

All around the world, Pyramid workshop groups are going to be generating insights, ideas, and initiatives. They’ll be posting the results of these workshops to the Pyramid 2012 website. We’ll take all that content and turn it into a major report, which we will deliver to the UN. But to be frank with you, the real audience for this report is not really the United Nations, except in a formal sense. The real audience is the whole world!

Questions? Write to us:  info@pyramid2012.net