World Peace Tree in Alexandria, VA, USA
Sept. 18, 2016
Together with the Alexandria city mayor Allison Silberberg, and former mayor Bill Euille, Vishwaguruji Maheshwarananda planted a red cedar Peace Tree in Four Mile Run Park to symbolize the importance of both peace and preservation of nature.
It was followed by a public program entitled, 'In Service of Peace and Wellbeing. This program was registered as an affiliated event with the International Conference on Sustainable Development on 21 September in New York City (http://ic-sd.org/affiliated-events/, and pointed out out how international projects of Yoga in Daily Life and the Sri Deep Madhavananda World Peace Council are contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals designated by the United Nations through initiatives such as the Rainwater Harvesting Initiative, Jadan School, Gyan Putra, tree plantings in many countries, and efforts to save birds and bees.