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I am because you are by Chuck Baclagon

Kumi Naidoo, the new Executive Director of Greenpeace International

From Making Waves

In several African languages we have the proverb “I am, because you are”. This means that your sense of being a human being is determined by the relationships you have with other people. This proverb has informed not only my thinking about human relationships, but also about nature and the environment. Unless we recognise that we must come together in communities, in rich and poor countries and cut across the range of divides that keep us apart, unless we recognise that we are all in this together, we will not be able to address the environmental challenges that we face and we certainly will not be able to address the problem of climate change.

Today we are at the cross roads. The future of our planet is at stake. The effects of climate change are being felt by millions of people across the world. We are at a time when civil society needs to be courageous and bold, peaceful and principled in coming together to ensure that we stop catastrophic climate change – the biggest challenge our planet has ever faced.

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Gerd Leipold, Activist-in-Chief, steps down next week by Chuck Baclagon
November 12, 2009, 11:18 pm
Filed under: Greenpeace, Life at work, Volunteers | Tags: , ,

From Making Waves

Claudia Misch writes:

I have the privilege to be the assistant to Gerd Leipold, who this week steps down as Executive Director and Chief Troublemaker at Greenpeace International.

While nobody is surprised that Greenpeace’s leader is an activist –Gerd has been arrested in Germany and the Pacific and a few places in between — not many people realise he is also a scientist. He studied physics, meteorology and oceanography in Munich and Hamburg, then worked at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and modeled ocean currents as part of the Institute’s climate research.

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A requiem to Louder Than Words… by Chuck Baclagon
A screenshot of the now defunct Louder Than Words Forum

A screenshot of the now defunct Louder Than Words Forum

This morning I was informed by a fan of Greenpeace Philippines’ Facebook page, that the Louder Than Words Community has been taken down by the start of July.

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