Spirit of Water International Ecological Concert
Our project uses ecological art to increase interest in the unique water bodies of Eurasia and their relationship with the Anthropocene among an American public. Five student composers from different regions of Eurasia and from New York have jointly prepared a symphony along with visual materials about selected water bodies. Their task is to draw attention to the interconnection of the water bodies with the culture and history of local communities. The selected sites represent the diverse cultures and nature of Eurasia, from the Balkans to Buryatia. The main concert will take place in New York, where local scientists, eco-volunteers will be invited. The creative product will attract interest in the cultural and natural wealth of Russia and Eurasia in the United States.
Uzbek Souvenir Sales
As part of our March 2019 fundraising to install filters at schools in Khorezm, anyone who donates $5 and above will get one free, handmade souvenir, fabric, hat and or piece jewelry from Uzbekistan. See below for current options.
Annual Nowruz Celebration
We deeply believe that, to understand the Aral Crisis, people must first understand the history, culture and customs of the people affected. What better way to learn about the Aral Region than Nowruz? An ancient festival marking the New Year, Nowruz is one of the most important holidays in Central Asia.
Over the last two years, we have organized Nowruz celebrations as a method of raising awareness of Central Asia, and hence the Aral, in the United States. In 2016, we took part in International House Philadelphia's celebration. In 2017, we organized an NYC Nowruz celebration with Columbia University's student council, the Eurasia Group, Star Entertainment, and the Permanent Mission of Uzbekistan to the UN. We were very honored to organize such a high-level event and invite anyone interested in Central Asia to join us next Spring!