A Call to Action from Our Children and Grandchildren.
We Must Not Let Them Down!
WE, THE FUTURE GENERATION, ASK YOU TO CHOOSE US
Actions not words: Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, speaks at the opening of the UN Climate Action Summit, New York, 23 September 2019
“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. We are at the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can do is talk about money and fairy tales of eternal growth. How dare you!”
Greta Thunberg. Photo:un.org
‘Climate crisis: Imagine, perhaps life is for real and everything we do matters’
The Message to the World: Time is running out for a world at risk of war with itself, destroying the only collective home we have, Our Sacred Earth
The Time is Now to Take Action.
‘Time is running out for a world at risk…threats that were considered inconceivable, no longer are.’
At the GCGI we believe that the continuing and deepening climate and ecological crisis are the defining issues of our lifetimes and that our sacred earth, our home, is in the grip of an unparalleled emergency.
And we also know that our GCGI community, friends, and family are also equally passionate about the need for governments, businesses, education, media, NGOs, civil societies and individuals to take immediate action to avoid a catastrophe for humanity and for the natural world.
We must all standup and fight for a better ecological protection and be accountable to a most fundamental question: What it means to be human?
In her speech to Congress in September, Greta Thunberg said: “This is the moment in history when we need to be wide awake.”
I agree. Moreover, I am proud that over the past many years, the GCGI has been at the forefront of the struggle for a better socioeconomic policies, an informed and values-led education, simpler living, protecting the commons, loving and valuing mother nature and our sacred earth.
We have done these through our activism,advocacy, taking action in the interest of the common good, articles, blogs and conferences, some of them, I have noted below:
What kind of world do we want to sustain?
Can You Hear us and Mother Earth Crying?
A painting by Berrin Duma. Photo: turkishpaintings.com