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Book review: War, peace, and ecology. The risks of sustainable militarization A Great Green Wall Across the African Continent
"Our planet needs intensive care as it is increasingly damaged by the very people who claim to be its defenders: the armed forces." "the great breadth of this enterprise illustrates the motivation of the populations concerned: to regain the right to live in dignity through solidarity "
[Livre] Guerre et paix… et écologie. Les risques de militarisation durable The Nobel Peace Prize to Mohamed Yunus and the people of Bangladesh
"Notre planète, qui mérite des soins intensifs, est de plus en plus abîmée par ceux-là mêmes qui s’en font les défenseurs auto- proclamés : les forces armées." "In his Nobel Prize speech, Yunus offered a new dream for today's youth, inviting them to become a new kind of entrepreneur that 'can change the character of capitalism radically.'"
United, We Will Never Be Defeated: Guatemala’s Victory Over Monsanto Occupy Wall Street: A "Work of Art"
"Despite hundreds of years of oppression and marginalization, the people of Guatemala stood up against their oppressive leaders and demanded justice. The victory over Monsanto is a glimpse of the power of this country" "what moved me even more was the respect, the way people listened to each other and honored and appreciated each other. "
Unidos, Jamas Seremos Vencidos: La Victoria de de Guatemala En Contra de Monsanto Reflection on the Life of Wangari Maathai
" A pesar de cientos de años de opresión y marginación, el pueblo de Guatemala se levanto en contra de sus líderes opresivos y exigieron justicia. La victoria sobre Monsanto es una idea de la potencia de este país" "Her Nobel prize speech conveys her pride in African women’s resilience; her emphasis on justice, integrity and trust; the contribution of tree-planting to promoting a culture of peace; the need to preserve both local biodiversity and cultural diversity."
WFP Launches Major Study Into Brazil's Success In Buying From Smallholder Farmers A Call from Africa for Sustainable Tourism: the Lusaka Declaration
"Brazil has lifted millions of people out of poverty under a strategy that includes buying food from local farmers for public institutions such as hospitals, schools and orphanages." "The Lusaka Declaration on Sustainable Tourism Development, Climate Change and Peace was unanimously adopted by the fifth African Conference of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism"
Statement about UN Climate Summit by World Wildlife Fund Fourth African Conference of International Institute of Peace through Tourism
"Every part of society showed up and delivered here at the Summit, with the exception of world leaders who still have a lot of work to do " "More than 400 delegates from 33 countries participated in the conference sharing their experiences, ideas, wisdom and commitments."
Hundreds Of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City Book Review of The Real Wealth of Nations
"it stretched more than 4 miles as marchers carried banners, signs and entire contraptions depicting everything from Mother Earth herself to the dinosaurs that now make up fossil fuels" "Eisler contributes by promoting a "new economics" and by recognizing the recent efforts by a number of economists to include measures of household work as an important part of a nation's economic output."
Brazil's first indigenous woman lawyer beats prejudice to battle for land rights Eco-Citizen Programme : Urban Agriculture for Vulnerable Youth
"I know lots of strong women with strong voices. You just need to push them to be part of the process" "planting of vegetable gardens and medicinal herbs ... awakens new interests and perspectives for the youth"
IIPT World Symposium: Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations Through Tourism, Culture and Sports The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill
"Our intent will be to harness the Symposium and legacies of Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. to build bridges of tourism, friendship and peace" "Mother Earth is a living dynamic system made up of the undivided community of all living beings, who are all interconnected, interdependent and complementary, sharing a common destiny"
Bali summit: Are women our best hope for fighting climate change? Worldwide Video Gaming for Clean Water
"We have to change the system, not the climate, right? I think that we, as women, are in a very important moment right now, politically and historically speaking. Now is the era of women." "it engages you in critical environmental problems now faced by hundreds of millions worldwide."
Stand with us as we prepare for the Pacific Climate Warrior Journey! The World Social Forum prepares for Rio + 20
"We’ve been building traditional canoes across the Islands. Pacific Climate Warriors will journey to Australia, where they will use the canoes to peacefully lay down a challenge to the fossil fuel industry." "social movements should organise a strong presence at the 2012 conference, to forge an alliance with the Brazilian government with a view to changing the way the environment and development are thought about"
Systemic pesticides pose global threat to biodiversity and ecosystem services Brazil's first indigenous woman lawyer beats prejudice to battle for land rights
" the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides – a group of global, independent scientists - has found that there is clear evidence of harm sufficient to trigger regulatory action" "I know lots of strong women with strong voices. You just need to push them to be part of the process"
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appoints Mary Robinson as special climate envoy Environmental Sustainability as a Tool for Peace Building
"Robinson called for the formation of a major social movement to push for action on climate change in the run-up to Ban's summit and the Paris conference." "A pollution prevention initiative called "Operation Clean the Nation" in The Gambia has brought together people from communities of various ethnic groups for the joint cause of ensuring a clean environment. "
Historic March to Protect our Planet (USA) Indigenous women from Canada and the Global South unite at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Rights
" bring 100,000 people to New York City and show our strong support for curbing the worst effects of climate disruption" "the right of Indigenous peoples to participate, and ultimately decide upon the development models that will impact their communities "
100% Renewable Electricity Will Be Achieved In German State Soon Program of Socio-economic Training and Job Placement for Young Ex-Soldiers in North Kivu
"Schleswig-Holstein has a goal to generate 300% of its electricity consumption with renewables eventually" "Barzas have been created by PEREXC for youth in the city of Butembo since January 2008. A barza is a village-based, inter-communal forum for conflict resolution, based on African traditional rituals of reconciliation and non-violent settlement of local conflicts."