Coimbatore: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Founder of Isha Foundation, left the Isha Yoga Centre on Sunday to begin his lone motorcycle journey of 30,000 kms across 27 nations in 100 days as part of the global movement to Save Soil.
The 100-day journey will include engagements with leaders of all 27 nations to urge them to initiate urgent policy action to Save Soil in their countries.
“We have been activating the Save Soil movement for two years now,” said the Sadhguru who has been meeting Ministers and leaders of nations for the past eight months.
“The movement is an effort to bring a policy in 192 countries that if you own agricultural land, a minimum of 3-6% organic content should be there (in the soil). This is our responsibility for the future generation,” he added.
Sharing details about the policy recommendations of Save Soil movement, Sadhguru said, “We have written policy documents speciﬁc to each country depending upon its soil type, its latitudinal position, the region and agricultural traditions of that region; accordingly we have written separate policy documents for every nation.”
Sadhguru said his ﬁrst stop after leaving India will be the United States where he will hold media interactions to bring attention to the issue. He will then travel to the Caribbean islands where 9-11 nations are expected to sign MoUs with the Save Soil movement. During his 100-day journey, Sadhguru will also address the 15th session of the Convention of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertiﬁcation (UNCCD). He will address the international community of business, political and social leaders at the premier global platform for public-private cooperation, the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, to urge them to join the global effort to Save Soil. Both events are scheduled for May.
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertiﬁcation (UNCCD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are some of the global agencies that are partnering with Save Soil Movement.