“Every one of us can make a contribution. And quite often we are looking for the big things and forget that, wherever we are, we can make a contribution. Sometimes I tell myself, I may only be planting a tree here, but just imagine what’s happening if there are billions of people out there doing something. Just imagine the power of what we can do.”
– Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai was the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Read her story here.
Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.
– Evo Morales (President of Brazil)
I have a white mug with a photo of Kurt Vonnegut one one side and part of this quotation on the other. I use it for dipping my brush into water. The message from Mr. Vonnegut serves as a powerful … Continue reading →
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It is so sad that art is at times considered a luxury, even superfluous. Governments, in an effort to trim the budget, all too often decide that teaching children about art is an unnecessary frill, and as a result art … Continue reading →
I like what Neil DeGrasse Tyson has to say about art — why we need it, what it does for us. Tyson’s work is in physics, where he has certainly been a big contributor. At the same time he has … Continue reading →