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Belong

As I read the following quote by Irene Fernandez  from her acceptance speech at the Right Livelihood Awards in 2005, I was very moved to reflect on the bigger perspective, the bigger responsibility of being a citizen/inhabitant of our beautiful Earth.

“We belong to one race, the human race and we have only one earth.  This solidarity of people must ensure that we put people and the planet before profits.  The earth we are given is not just for us but also for those who come after us.  They need tomorrow and that rests on us today.”

Belonging at this fundamental level of being,  inspires me to look at my consumer behavior with a more critical eye.  It inspires me to do even just one thing that can contribute to keeping our planet habitable and bountiful for our descendents.  Please, won’t you join me.

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