Motivation/Inspiration: Wangari Maathai, In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to…

“In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now.”
Wangari Maathai

Who was Wangari Maathai

Wangarĩ Muta Maathai was a renowned Kenyan social, environmental and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University of Nairobi in Kenya

Read more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wangari_Maathai

More Wangari Maathai quotes:
https://www.azquotes.com/author/9190-Wangari_Maathai

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Motivation/Inspiration: Henry Miller,The moment one gives close attention to anything,…

“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself”
Henry Miller

Who was Henry Miller?

Henry Valentine Miller was an American writer. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new type of semi-autobiographical novel that blended character study, social …

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Miller

Animal Rights/The Environment: Mahatma Ghandi, “We must be the change we wish to see”

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world”
Mahatma Gandhi

Who was Mahatma Gandhi?

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British Rule, and in turn inspire movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā, first…

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi

More Quotes:
https://www.azquotes.com/author/5308-Mahatma_Gandhi

The Environment: Micheal Somare, “The answer is simple. If we loose the world’s forests…


“The answer is simple. If we lose the world’s forests, we lose the fight against climate  change. Rainforests are our Earth’s greatest utility – our planet’s lungs, thermostat and air-conditioning system.”
Michael Somare

Who is Michael Somare?

Sir Michael Thomas Somare GCL GCMG CH CF SSI KSG PC is a Papua New Guinean politician. He was a pivotal politician in the coming of independence. His political career spanned from 1968 until his retirement in 2017. He has been the longest serving prime minister. Besides that he has been minister of foreign affairs,…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Somare

Take Action to Save the Amazon

Petitions

Petition by Green Peace
To UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

UK government: no trade talks with Brazil until the Amazon fires are out

“The Amazon rainforest is burning. If the fires continue to rage, it’s not just the rainforest that’s at stake – it’s our very survival. Because if the Amazon dies, our chances of avoiding total climate breakdown will be seriously under threat.”

Please read more and sign the petition:
https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/uk-government-no-trade-deal-with-brazil-until-the-amazon-fires-are-out?

Petition by The Sum of Us to:

President of the European Council,President of the European Commission, President of the European Parliament
Immediately end negotiations with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and halt the EU-Mercosur trade agreement.

“With the blessing of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, illegal loggers are mounting an all-out assault on our planet’s “green lung”, its vital carbon stores and the three million species of plants and animals who call it home.”

Please read more and sign the petition:

https://actions.sumofus.org/a/save-the-amazon-stop-the-disastrous-mercosur-trade-deal?

Petition by Care2 to:
Brazilian officialsThe Amazon Has Been Burning For Weeks, Demand Accountability!

“The Amazon rainforest, sometimes referred to as the lungs of the earth, has been uncontrollably burning for weeks now. This may be the first you’ve heard of it given that mainstream media took 3 full weeks to decide this environmental destruction was worth covering. The fires were set by people looking to clear land and make money off of it, but now we need to hold them accountable!

Sign the petition to ask the Brazilian government to do something about the people who just decided to burn down this critical rainforest!

Please read more and sign the petition

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/177/938/304/?z00m=31981036&redirectID=2926076995

Other Actions

World Wildlife Fund

Here are  5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP THE AMAZON RAINFOREST from the World Wildlife Fund

“Right now, the Amazon is burning. We’re all outraged and heartbroken by what’s happening – and many of you probably feel powerless. But here are 5 ways you can help.”

https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/5-ways-help-amazon-rainforest?

Indy100 from the Independent

Many more ideas for action you can take from Indy100 from the Independent. Includes a list of charities

Lots of people have set up their own Facebook donation pages so you can feel like you’re doing something where you can see a slight difference, but you can also donate to “top charities like Amazon Frontlines or the Rainforest Action Network who are doing all they can to minimise the damage. Activists like Gina Martin have detailed more information on their personal accounts. In addition various other charities and organisations such as Amazon Watch, the World Wildlife Fund, the Rainforest Alliance,and the Rainforest Trust all have emergency donation buttons set up on their home pages to make it quick and easy.

Please read more and take action, a wide range of activities to choose from all in one place.

Seven ways you can help save the Amazon rainforest

https://www.indy100.com/article/how-to-save-amazon-rainforest-fires-climate-change-brazil-9076416   Concerning Number 3 Eat Less Beef. In fact it is best if you can go vegan: Eat no meat, dairy or eggs

Need help Go Vegan (changing to a plant based diet) Check out the website of the vegan society:
https://www.vegansociety.com/

GreaterGood.org

Save the rainforest by purchasing land  for as little as $10 – $10 protects 10 acre of land

“In the past three weeks, tens of thousands of fires have ignited in the Amazon Rainforest. Help protect the lungs of the Earth by purchasing land for protection.

GreaterGood.org has partnered with Rainforest Trust to help preserve a critical area of 6 million acres currently at risk. Together, we can help 220 indigenous communities gain legal protection over their land so they can fight back against the expansion of logging and agricultural deforestation.”

Read more and take action

https://store.thehungersite.greatergood.com/products/90797-help-save-the-amazon-rainforest?

Rainforest Action Network 
Amazon Fires: How Can You Help?
The Amazon Rainforest is on Fire, and We Need to Act NOW

Three ways to help save the Amazon:

https://www.ran.org/the-understory/amazon-fires-how-can-you-help/

 

Human Rights/ The Environment: Abhijit Naskar,”Climate change is a human rights infringement

“Climate change is a human rights infringement – also it is a criminal offence, because by not taking action to fix it, a citizen would be essentially committing homicide of countless citizens of the future.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

Who is Abhijit Naskar?

About Abhijit Naskar

Abhijit Naskar is one of the world’s celebrated Neuroscientists, an International Bestselling Author of many books and an untiring advocate of mental wellness and global harmony.

Read more: http://neuroscientistnaskar.wixsite.com/naskar/biography

More quotes by Abhijit Naskar from the The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth
https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/68019837-the-constitution-of-the-united-peoples-of-earth

The Environment: Fiona Stanley, “Our Children top the list of…

“Our children top the list of those most likely to suffer from climate change. Their future, their health must be our number one priority. We are doing too little, too late. As a society we need to step up.”
Fiona Stanley, Epidemiologist Professor

Fiona Juliet Stanley AC, FAA is an Australian epidemiologist noted for her public health work, and her research into child and maternal health, and birth disorders such as cerebral palsy.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiona_Stanley

Human Rights: Benito Juarez, Respect for the rights of others means peace.

“Respect for the rights of others means peace.”
Benito Juarez

Who is Benito Juarez?

“Benito Pablo Juárez García was a Mexican lawyer and president of Mexico, of Zapotec origin from Oaxaca. He was of poor, rural, indigenous origins, but he became a well-educated, urban professional and politician, who married a socially prominent woman of Oaxaca City, Margarita Maza. He identified primarily as a Liberal… ”

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito_Ju%C3%A1rez