Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sign petitions

Wayana Indians, French Guiana
Photograph by Philippe Bourseiller
The size of a budget allocated to a certain activity gives an indication of its economic importance or humanitarian value. Worldwide defense spending is over 500 billion pounds, wheras international development aid does not even amount to 30 billion pounds. Yet public pressure is hugely effective in changing the way our governments spend their money - and it is easier than ever to sign up, thanks to a host of online tools.

What sort of world do we want? Support public campaigns - sign petitions. By keeping quiet, we become the architects of global catastrophe.
- from the book '365 Ways to Save the Earth' by Philippe Bourseiller

1 comment:

karen said...

Hi!! you have wion my give away from last week...pop me a mail with your postal details.
I agree totally with this post too, far too many wars and weapons, not enough food or compassion!