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It was five years ago that I sent out this heartfelt request to all the women who were going to attend the Copenhagen climate talks. Today, I send it again, to all the women, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces and godmothers who are attending the climate talks in Lima, Peru (COP20). And to all the mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces and godmothers of all the men who will be attending the Lima climate talks. Please … speak up for all the children, of all species!

Request to Women Attending Lima COP20

Please Wear Bright Colours

Please inject some life into the talks — wear the colours of flowers and forests and sunsets and fresh fruit and children’s smiles.

Let Compassion be Your Compass

Remember that prosperity and a thriving economy are impossible if the natural environment is ailing. We must get our priorities right! If a decision doesn’t have the Earth and the children’s future at heart, then that decision is not a compassionate one.

Be a Mother and a Grandmother First

Believe in your power! The “powers that be” need to hear that all the mothers of the world want what’s best for the children of all species. Please represent all the mothers and grandmothers around the globe. Even if you don’t have your own biological or adopted children, you are still a mother of all the children, everywhere. Speak up for them.

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Remember that Climate Change Knows no Borders

Believe in your power! The “powers that be” need to hear that all the mothers of the world want what’s best for the children of all species. Please represent all the mothers and grandmothers around the globe. Even if you don’t have your own biological or adopted children, you are still a mother of all the children, everywhere. Speak up for them.

Call for Zero Carbon Along with the Urgency in Achieving It

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Climate EMERGENCY Countdown Campaign

Try to rev up the imaginations of world leaders and negotiators of all ilks (even the heartless, uncreative ones). Help them envision the Golden Age of Renewable Energy that we should be quickly heading into.

Let Courage Guide You

Women are courageous in so many — often unsung — ways. Courage in Lima, though it won’t be easy, will be simple. What a privileged position you are in! Please take advantage of it and be brave enough to speak up for all those who have so little — now and in the future. Be the peaceful warriors who safeguard the children.

Remember the Great Women Who Have Already Demonstrated Their Courage

Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Biruté Galdikas, Patricia Wright, Donella Meadows, Hazel Henderson, Sylvia Earle, Erin Brokovich, Sister Dorothy Stang, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Lois Gibbs, the women of the Chipko Movement, Beatrix Potter, Wangari Maathai, Julia Butterfly Hill, Betty Krawczyk, Vandana Shiva, Starhawk, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Hildegard of Bingen, Harriet Nahanee.

Stand on their shoulders — and be climate heroes in Lima! Make Lima COP20 benefit all of us.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. I think that women are the solution to environmental destruction……and the push from the military industrial complex, too….something about being mothers and grandmothers is different than for men being fathers/grandfathers…….in most but not all cases………and I think the difference has to do with what impresses women vs men……

    • Dave – We men have had been at the wheel so to speak (with some very notable exceptions) since the industrial revolution. And we have really f*#+d it up. In our patriarchal societies, the paradigm of competitive economic growth – capitalism and globalization – has brought the planet closer to the cliff than ever before. Certainly it would have been better had we had a more balanced male-female leadership during that period. Could it have been worse? I think not.

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