Next stop, Germany: On the road with the world’s most famous guru - British Herald
September 30, 2022

Next stop, Germany: On the road with the world’s most famous guru

Save Soil founder, Sadhguru, is welcomed in Berlin, drawing massive crowds as he delivers a passionate plea to tackle soil degradation.

●    Sadhguru is 4 days into a 30,000 km motorbike journey through Europe, the Middle East and India to drive policy changes and raise global awareness for soil health

  • Every year, 75 billion tons of fertile soil are lost to land degradation
  • That’s enough land to feed 600 people – without change, we will see catastrophic global famine and drought. We must begin to farm in a way that doesn’t destroy our soil.

27.03.22 Berlin – After an impactful visit to the Netherlands, Sadhguru rode to Germany as part of the 100-day, 30,000 km journey to Save Soil, continuing his passionate plea to inspire concrete policy changes to revitalize our soil.

Sadhguru received a warm welcome at Berlin Factory, his first stop in the capital city, where he spoke with renowned dancer and choreographer Nikeata Thompson. In an intimate meet and greet with media after the event, he made a fervent appeal for concerted action over the next 25-30 years to significantly improve the critical condition of soil on our planet.

His first public event in the country was at Hotel Berlin. Hosted by fashion model, actress and humanitarian Toni Garrn, Sadhguru addressed a full house about the deafening impact of soil extinction, touching on far-reaching repercussions such as forced migration and war.

Sadhguru spoke of the need to transfer the intrinsic knowledge and capability of farming across generations and the role of policies in making this happen. “If this generation (of farmers) goes away in another 20 or 25 years, who is going to perform this magic of [turning] mud to food?”

Johan Rockstrom, Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, joined the stage to offer his support for the movement. A scientist of international renown on global sustainability issues,

Rockstrom commended Save Soil and echoed the sentiment that it is the best opportunity we have.

Other highlights in Berlin included Sadhguru contributing to an astounding stretch of Save Soil graffiti drawn across a wall in Mauerpark as part of a Street Art event, and an address at the Embassy of India in Berlin during which Ambassador Parvathaneni Harish commended the movement. Sadhguru spoke of the empowerment technology endows us with, urging us as a generation to express, through this empowerment, our willingness to drive change to ensure the wellbeing of future generations

Amsterdam to Berlin: 660 km

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The Conscious Planet Movement to Save Soil is a global civil movement to inspire a conscious approach to saving our soil and planet. This is, first and foremost, a people’s movement. Its aim is to activate the support of over 3.5 billion people (over 60% of the world’s voting population) to make ecological issues an election priority for governments across the globe.

The Movement aims to urge and support governments in formulating policies that will address soil health in their country and make farming activity more soil friendly to halt and reverse further soil degradation globally. The primary recommendation of the Save Soil Movement is for governments across the world to legislate policies that will mandate a minimum of 3-6% organic content in all agricultural soil in their country.

World leaders, influencers, artists, subject matter experts, farmers, spiritual leaders, NGOs are among those who have pledged their support to rekindle humanity’s relationship with soil.

About Sadhguru

Sadhguru is a Yogi, visionary and a two-time New York Times bestselling author. He has been conferred three presidential awards in India, including one for his environmental work as well as the country’s highest annual civilian award for exceptional and distinguished service.

Over the years, the founder of Isha Foundation has also launched large ecological initiatives that have created a blueprint for economic development that is ecologically sustainable.

He has spoken at the United Nations, World Economic Forum, World Bank, the UK House of Lords, TED, and countless global companies, and has also been invited to present at Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Wharton, and MIT, among others.


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