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The most powerful tool: Eternal optimism joined with loving action

Bite“Eternal optimism joined with loving action is the most powerful tool I own.” – Julia Butterfly Hill, American environmental activist.
‘If government is broken, we’re part of problem & healing process’

Bite“If government is broken, we are part of that brokenness and must engage in healing ourselves too.” – Sam Daley-Harris, Founder of RESULTS and the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation.
"We have government by the majority who participate.”

Bite“We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” – original source unknown. Attributed on the internet to Thomas Jefferson.
The World depends up a 'Yes' from us

Bite"After the final no there comes a yes. And on that yes the future world depends." – poet Wallace Stevens
Things can happen much faster than you thought they could

Bite'Things take longer to happen then you think they will, and then they happen much faster than you thought they could.' – economist Dr. Rudi Dornbusch.
Impossible for us to solve this? Impossible is only an attitude.

Bite“Impossible is not a fact, it's an attitude. It's only an attitude. And I decided right then and there that I was going to change my attitude and I was going to help the world change its attitude on climate change.” – Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Conventio...
Yes, changing a light bulb, as silly as it seems, can make a difference

Bite‘Even changing a light blub, as silly as it seems, is enough to change something up in our minds to make us do more to reduce the threat of climate change.’ – Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist at Texas Tech University.
Our biggest problem? Not acting on solutions right in front of our noses

Bite“Our real problem is not a heating planet or rampant malnutrition…We only have one real problem: our own feelings of powerlessness to manifest the solutions right in front of our noses.” – author Frances Moore Lappé
Every group has the values they need to care about climate change

Bite“There is no tribe yet that lives on any other planet. So, just in that simple fact, we have the values we need to care about our planet.” – Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist at Texas Tech University.
We must reach out to conservatives if we want solve climate change

Bite‘Somehow we have to convince conservatives, the champions of free enterprise, that climate action fits with something that they deeply believe. Then we can join all together and make it so that we solve this problem.’ – Conservative Republican former Rep. Bob Inglis.
WE are the generation that must act now to solve climate change

Bite“We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it.” – Governor, Jay Inslee, Washington State.
Which number is bigger: a $30 carbon tax or $200 in health benefits?

Bite‘Ask your Congressperson: Which number is bigger: $30 a ton carbon tax or $200 in health benefits from avoided mortality and hospitalizations from every ton of CO2 that you remove.’ – Dr. Jonathan Patz, Director of the Global Health Institute.