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Watershed Remarks by Christina Noonan

By |November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Prepared Remarks for WATERSHED (the day-long Inquiry with Walking Water and TreePeople), from Christina Noonan, Member of the DWP Board of Commissioners.   At the request of Commissioner Noonan, These remarks were read to the assembly by Andy Lipkis, during the "New Story" round table of WATERSHED: Water is our most precious resource. It is what [...]

Meeting Angels in Carmageddon

By |November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

‘Angels speak to those who silence their minds long enough to hear’ Proverb   It seems that we can thank a devout Franciscan priest for the spark of inspiration that led to Los Angeles being nicknamed the City of Angels.   Back in 1769 Father Juan Crespi, who was accompanying the first European land expedition [...]

Walking the Trail of Sorrows and Hope

By |October 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Insights sometimes appear suddenly and often with a painful intensity when you walk in meditative silence and treat each step as a prayer and a blessing, always asking: what are the learnings. And what is my part to do in all of this? And so it was on the seventh day of the latest leg [...]

Walking for Water and a New Story

By |October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

‘Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet’   Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese monk and peace activist   Eyes were often moist and voices choked with emotion as Walking Water pilgrims and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power representatives met on 14 October at the Cascades against the dramatic backdrop of [...]

“Paths Are Made By Walking”: A Commencement Speech on Pilgrimage

By |September 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

"A walking pace is the speed of community.  Where high speeds facilitate separation, a slower pace gifts us an opportunity to commune. " -- Nipun Mehta In 2012, Nipun Mehta addressed graduates of the University of Pennsylvania as the Baccalaureate commencement speaker. His words offer meaningful insight about the experience and service of pilgrimage. Click here to read.

Earth Guardians: Protect Our Future Campaign

By |August 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It's time to protect our water! Earth Guardians offers a call to action: "We are calling Earth Guardians far and wide to take on projects through the end of September that promote and build healthy, clean water locally and globally. This is a chance to take action through creative expression, education, direct action, water ways [...]

Native American Women Begin Awareness Walk Along Missouri River

By |August 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Women from native communities across the country are walking along the Missouri River to raise awareness about water protection. Click to read the article published by Public New Service.

“Ice Stupas” bring water to drought-stricken villages of Northern India

By |July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Traditional Buddhist monuments are bringing water to drought-stricken communities in the Himalayas. Sam Littlefair describes these water conservation initiatives in an article published by the Lion's Roar Foundation. Read the article here!  

Tarun Bharat Sangh: Water Literacy Campaign

By |July 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“NATIONAL WATER CONVENTION FOR DROUGHT FREE INDIA” Respected Friends, Greeting! India has been experiencing severe impacts of natural calamities very frequently. Floods and droughts cause havoc on unpredicted scale resulting in human misery and economic loss. While there are natural factors which cause these devastations, human interference in functioning of nature has aggravated the situations. [...]

PRECIPICE Radio Interview with Annie Levin and Kate Bunney

By |May 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

On this talk radio episode Annie Levin interviews Kate Bunney, the Coordinator and a Core Team Member of Walking Water. Currently in its third year, Walking Water seeks to bring together the many Peoples of the Eastern Sierra and Los Angeles watersheds to address “current and emerging critical issues of water worldwide.” Click here to listen to [...]