everything else in the Universe." – John Muir
On this World Environment Day, June 5, 2008, we celebrate our inter-
connectedness with all the peoples and species of this amazing
planet. And we renew our commitment to work together to sustain life
on Earth in all its wondrous diversity, and promote peace and
justice among the human family.
From the staff, board and volunteers of Global Response,
Happy World Environment Day!
"In our wired-up world, momentum and support can come from almost
any quarter, and the gift of solidarity increasingly binds and
supports social movements and socially conscious individuals. … I
have the privilege of meeting many people who have achieved
incredible victories against overwhelming odds. And many others who
are enmeshed in the good fight within systems that seem designed to
snuff them out.
When I ask what [we] can do to help, I usually get an answer that
threw me the first few times I heard it. Instead of seeking some
material contribution, which would obviously help, the request is
often to lend one’s voice and commitment and to let them know they
are not alone.
As gifts go, solidarity is wonderful – the potential is limitless,
it can be transferred from giver to giver with no expectation of
return and it benefits not just the recipient but wider society."
— "Daring to Dream" by Dinyar Godrej,
New Internationalist, May 2007, p.6.
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43% of them we have already celebrated victories!
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Paula Palmer, Executive Director
PO Box 7490
Boulder, Colorado 80306
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