"We must understand that the forest and biodiversity cannot be separated from us. We are the forest, the rivers, the wind and the water. We are the planet. We are the problem of the planet, but also the solution. We just have to stand up."
Indigenous Leader and Activist
„I can no longer afford to just sit and wait for someone else to step up.“
Climate Activist and Survivor of Super Taifun Haiyan
„If we are aware of things that we are not doing …
something to make a change towards …
we are accountable for the things that are happening.“
Indigenous Activist against the Standing Rock Pipeline
„The EARTHtalks are the highlight of the year – it’s a rare combination of cutting-edge thinking and emergent names, ideas and action. Attracting a diverse mix of people, this is one event not be missed.“
Barrister and author of Eradicating Ecocide
„The EARTHtalks bring together emerging thinking on planetary issues with deep consideration of humanity’s best capacities and the choices available to us. It’s a powerful, inspiring combination.“
Author and founder of worldchanging.com
"You guys do really great work every year. If there was such a thing as an Idealism Nobel Prize, Greenpeace would nominate you for it!"
CEO Greenpeace Central and Eastern Europe
"Nobody needs to protect the climate. Nobody needs to protect the environment either. We need to protect ourselves and only when we realize that we are part of something big, then something will change."
Actor, Comedian, Environmental Activist
„I think that to be an ecologist is to love life. It may seem a little naive and utopian, but I think we need more love. And that is why I tell you, I love you!“
Photographer, Journalist and Activist