A Crisis of the Heart
On March 3 Peace Action Maine held an event in Portland linking peace and climate change. Bill McKibben - author, educator, environmentalist, and co-founder of 350.org - was invited to speak via Skype. Following his talk I was asked to present a question to McKibben about the Pentagon which has the largest carbon footprint on the Earth and yet is excluded from the Kyoto Protocols. His answer, let's say, was incomplete in my thinking.
- We are uniting and rising up from all corners of the world to protect the planet
- We have a spiritual and mental illness
- We must look at the way we do activism
- We must be love based - not conquest based activists
- We are all part of one unified life system
- We are all star dust and water
- What ever we feed grows
Eric Herter from Brunswick did the camera work.