Sunday, January 15, 2012

Food for Thought on Martin Luther King, Jr's Bday

I was reminded this weekend of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch TEDx Event of November 2010 sponsored by Plastic Pollution Coalition.  I watched a bulk of it back then, and wrote about it here in GTG.

In honor of the long weekend celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday celebration this Monday, I think this Van Jones speech from that TEDx Event is the perfect tribute for today's world.  In it, he talks not only of the environment and biomimicry, but of democracy, social justice, poverty, empowerment, and activism.  Yes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would be proud.

My favorite quote from Van Jones from this piece:

That idea of biomimicry, respecting the wisdom of all species, combined with the idea of democracy and social justice, respecting the wisdom and worth of all people, would give us a different society. We would have a different economy, a green economy that Dr. King would be proud of. That should be the goal... The idea of disposability not only hurts the species we have been talking about, but it corrupts our own society.
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