quote by Wangari Maathai

You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them, and you help them understand that these resources are their own, that they must protect them.

— Wangari Maathai

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When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope.

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.

It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather....In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or is dehumanized.

How could I look my grandchildren in the eye and say I knew what was happening to the world and did nothing.

You use hypnosis not as a cure but as a means of establishing a favorable climate in which to learn.

Income and wealth inequality have reached obscene levels, the threat of climate change is more frightening than ever, and the billionaire class is now allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money to buy the candidate they want. And it is up to us to stand up and fight back. If we stand together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.

If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear. People who can open to the web of life that called us into being

I'm no longer sceptical. I no longer have any doubt at all. I think climate change is the major challenge facing the world.

Hope is essential to any political struggle for radical change when the overall social climate promotes disillusionment and despair.

Every person who has ever achieved anything has been knocked down many times.

But all of them picked themselves up and kept going, and that is what I have always tried to do.

If we want to cure the things that threaten life, limb and even survival, we need to heal our sick political system. That is, not just to address our physical ailments, but the things that determine whether we're going to survive into the next century. That is war, climate change, poverty, etc. We've got to fix our politics.

...climate change is accelerating. It threatens our well being, our security, and our economic development. It will lead to uncontrollable risks and dramatic damage if we do not take resolute countermeasures.

Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.

Climate change does not respect border;

it does not respect who you are - rich and poor, small and big. Therefore, this is what we call global challenges, which require global solidarity.

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.

One thing leads to the other. Deforestation leads to climate change, which leads to ecosystem losses, which negatively impacts our livelihoods - it's a vicious cycle.

We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis.

Today, something is happening to the whole structure of human consciousness.

A fresh kind of life is starting. Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world are seeking each other, so that the world may come into being.

Climate policy has almost nothing to do anymore with environmental protection, says the German economist and IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer. The next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the worlds resources will be negotiated.

We may have made one of the biggest and most stupid collective mistakes in history by getting so worried about global warming.

Our economy is at war with many forms of life on earth, including human life.

What the climate needs to avoid collapse is a contraction of humanity's use of resources; what our economic model demands to avoid collapse is unfettered expansion. Only one of these sets of rules can be changed, and it's not the laws of nature

Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth.

.. these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.

In light of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, critics are arguing that abuses of Iraqi prisoners are being produced by a climate of disregard for the laws of war.

We're running out of time.

Technological possibilities are irresistible to man.

If man can go to the moon, he will. If he can control the climate, he will.

Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate, simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all things are necessary branches of the regimen of health.

The Earth is not dying-it is being killed.

And the people who are killing it have names and addresses.

The one thing ... that is truly ugly is the climate of hate and intimidation, created by a noisy few, which makes the decent majority reluctant to air in public their views on anything controversial. ... Where all pretend to be thinking alike, it's likely that no one is thinking at all.

Electric power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities and can drive the world's machinery without the need of coal, oil, gas, or any other of the common fuels.

You are here to enable the divine purpose of the Universe to unfold. That is how important you are!

When I circled the moon and looked back at Earth, my outlook on life and my viewpoint of Earth changed... Earth is a spaceship, just like Apollo - and just like Apollo, the crew must learn to live and work together. We must learn to manage the resources of this world with new imagination.

I have spent my adult life trying to figure out why parents and society put themselves into a race -- what's the hurry? I keep trying to convey the pleasure every parent and teacher could feel while observing, appreciating and enjoying what the infant is doing. This attitude would change our educational climate from worry to joy.

The environment is in us, not outside of us.

The trees are our lungs, the rivers our bloodstream. We are all interconnected, and what you do to the environment ultimately you do to yourself.

Well, I have my own article on where the heck is global warming?.

..The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't.

But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy...One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy any more.

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