Here is a reminder of the InDeed pledges (the words come from the Amritapuri website):-

1) Conserve Water

We owe it to those children and to future generations to conserve water. The truth is, saving water is easy, and opportunities are all around us. When you make a personal commitment to conserve water, you will receive your free InDeed Guide to Water Conservation, packed with tips on saving water and reducing your water footprint so you can play your part in preserving the future of water.

2) Reduce your carbon footprint

The verdict is in – climate scientists overwhelmingly agree that global warming is caused by burning carbon-based fossil fuels, that to avoid a global catastrophe, we need to reduce the amount of fuels we burn, and that the window of opportunity is closing. The good news is, everyone can find ways to reduce their carbon footprint and be a part of the solution.

3) Plant a tree

Embracing the World volunteers have already planted more than a million trees worldwide; let’s make it two. Planting a tree is not only good for nature and for the battle against global warming, it’s good for us, too. Planting a tree enriches our lives and helps us to feel deeply connected to the natural world.

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this pledge at Amma’s visit.

4) Grow your own veggies

You don’t need a big backyard to grow your own organic vegetables — anyone with a windowsill can have an organic garden. When you start your own windowsill garden, your health benefits, you take a step towards greater self-reliance, and you get a front-row seat to witness the marvel of life. Growing your own organic vegetables is one of the most satisfying things you can do.

5) Car sharing

When you share a trip with just one other person, you can both cut your carbon emissions in half!  You also save time, save money on fuel and parking, and help to conserve the world’s dwindling fossil fuels.  See also this article.

6) Build a house for birds or bugs

When you decide to spend a few minutes or a few hours building a home for bugs or birds, you will get to experience what it can mean for human beings to serve as stewards of nature and discover the magnificence of life on earth.

Buy the bookmark dedicated to

this pledge at Amma’s visit.