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Greta Thunberg speaking truth to power

by | December 28, 2018

 

I just wanted to share these two videos of Greta Thunberg with you. In them she is speaking truth to power. She tells it like it is.

You may remember, I mentioned Greta a few emails ago. She’s the 15 year old Swedish girl who has sparked school strikes for climate around the world. Thousands of kids are taking up her call to fight for their future – for our future. They may not be able to vote yet, but they are making their voices heard.

Her words resonated deeply with me so I think they will with you as well.

 

Greta’s 4 minute speech at the UN climate conference two weeks ago.

 

Her 11 minute Ted Talk from last month.

 

Pretty awesome, right?

…If you can’t watch now, I’d make time for them later. They’re both fantastic.

Okay, last one for those interested. This is a solid (minus an understated sea level rise extrapolation) end of year wrap up video of climate change developments in 2018 and where we stand today. Starts with the bad and ends with some positive developments.

 

Quote of the day

In the spirit of reflection and setting intentions for 2019, here is one of my favorites:

 
“To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends.
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Hope you have a happy, healthy, and fun start to the new year!

 

This post originally featured in the Crowdsourcing Sustainability newsletter.

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