September 26, 2014

Changing our Habits and our Climate: “We Deserve to Thrive.” {Video}

Thrive, not survive.

“We deserve to do more than just survive; we deserve to thrive.”

~ Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, poet

We’ve been so distracted by Emma Watson’s brilliant speech at the UN (and the backlash) that a jewel of poetry almost slipped through the cracks.

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner is a daring young mother from the Marshall Islands who stood before the United Nations Climate Leaders Summit earlier this week, and shared the universal language of love and hope: poetry.

Listen as her words remind us that we all are interconnected.

Watch the images, and remember them as we go about our daily actions. Remember that a pebble thrown into a pond creates a ripple.

Look at our ripples. Bike instead of drive. Upcycle instead of throwing it away. And the list goes on and on. Let’s create habits that reduce our carbon footprint so Jetnil-Kijiner’s wish for her son, and all the generations to come, will be fulfilled.

Here’s a video of the same poem that Jetnil-Kijiner delivered to the UN.



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