today, i had a lovely phonecall with B. [send me the link, britt!!!] and missadachi is off to the governer'shonoracademy. superexciting! i have listened to thejonasbrothers and highschoolmusical soundtracks all day. my daddy just made a delicious smoothie for me, while i read up about severn suzuki. who spoke at the UN earth summit when she was twelve.
"Coming here today, I have no hidden agenda. I am fighting for my future. Losing my future is not like losing an election or a few points on the stock market. I am here to speak for all generations to come." .."Do not forget why you’re attending these conferences, who you’re doing this for .. we are your own children. You are deciding what kind of world we will grow up in. Parents should be able to comfort their children by saying 'everything's going to be alright', 'we’re doing the best we can' and 'it’s not the end of the world'. But I don’t think you can say that to us anymore. Are we even on your list of priorities? My father always says “You are what you do, not what you say.” Well, what you do makes me cry at night. You grown ups say you love us. I challenge you, please make your actions reflect your words. ""All this is happening before our eyes and yet we act as if we have all the time we want and all the solutions. I’m only a child and I don’t have all the solutions, but I want you to realise, neither do you!
1. You don’t know how to fix the holes in our ozone layer.
2. You don’t know how to bring salmon back up a dead stream.
3. You don’t know how to bring back an animal now extinct.
it's so legit. flip! i now i shall return to stalking the un website. and then watch the game. yay life*If you don’t know how to fix it, please stop breaking it!
Here, you may be delegates of your governments, business people, organisers, reporters or politicians – but really you are mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles – and all of you are somebody’s child.
I’m only a child yet I know we are all part of a family, five billion strong, in fact, 30 million species strong and we all share the same air, water and soil ... borders and governments will never change that.
I’m only a child yet I know we are all in this together and should act as one single world towards one single goal.