On Saturday April 29th, President Trump’s 100th day in office, approximately 200,000 people braved the record breaking heat to participate in The People’s March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice in Washington D.C. Starting at the Capital protesters made their way to the White House where they staged a sit-in. President Trump was in residence. Sister climate marches were also held in Denver, Chicago and San Francisco and around the world, including Japan, Zambia and Australia.
“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”
― Henry David Thoreau
“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
― Theodore Roosevelt “For me, climate change is a theological issue. The first gospel is creation. Jesus, when he spoke, rarely said ‘The Bible says….’ He often pointed to creation to illustrate deeper truths. If we don’t take care of it, then we’ll lose that witness.” – Jerry Bertleson, protester and pastor from Iowa (cited from theatlantic.com)
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
The Lorax was written by Dr. Seuss in 1971 to express the anger he felt over the threat corporate greed posed to nature. Forty six years later the fight continues. Every battle must be won by each generation.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
― Dr. Seuss