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Indra Sustainability Commitment

“We are the Earth”
Alice Walker

For impacts that we cannot address directly, such as transportation emissions, we purchase carbon credits. 100% of our facilitator travel for Indra trainings is offset. The best climate science says that we need to fully decarbonize the global economy by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Very soon we have to address all emissions directly, not pay someone to reduce emissions in another place to allow us to continue to pollute directly. For that reason, it is critical that using carbon credits is done as a part of an overall strategy where we do everything we can to directly reduce emissions and only purchase credits to address those emissions that are particularly difficult to tackle directly today.

When you sign up for a 300-hour training you will have the opportunity to contribute to these projects and directly support organizations who are driven by passion over profit.

Our goal at Indra Yoga Institute is to increase our awareness. To dedicate time and resources to finding solutions to the environmental challenges facing us now and in the future.

Our yoga teacher training involve travel, which is impactful on the earth’s climate. In the transition to lower emissions travel, as an intermediary step, we have made a commitment to buying carbon credits for 100% of our facilitators travel for Indra trainings. When you sign up for a 300-hour training you will have the opportunity to contribute to these projects.

  • To recognize and begin to address the environmental harm caused by the carbon emissions from the travel of participants and teachers;
  • To support and encourage others to recognize and begin to address the environmental impact of their participants’ travel;
  • To educate students about their own carbon footprint, and support them in encouraging broader system changes needed to directly address emissions from transportation.
  • Average participant carbon footprint for the Bali retreat is 6 tonnes CO2e, or 605 gallons gasoline per participant – the same as the world average per capita annual consumption.

Why Carbon Credits?

The best climate science says that we need to fully decarbonize the global economy by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Very soon we have to address all emissions directly, not pay someone to reduce emissions in another place to allow us to continue to pollute directly. For that reason, it is critical that using carbon credits is done as a part of an overall strategy where we do everything we can to directly reduce emissions and only purchase credits to address those emissions that are particularly difficult to tackle directly today.

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