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It is our responsibility

Margot Wallström--A message to Cool Planet readers from Margot Wallström, Vice-President, of the European Commission.


 

I fully and strongly support the approach of CoolPlanet 2009, that citizens can make significant contributions by changing their life styles. Combating climate change is something that each and every one of us can do something about. We can all turn down the central heating, better insulate our homes, choose highly energy-efficient household appliances and completely switch off unused appliances – including stand-by lights! We can all use energy-saving light bulbs, drive a more economical car and, whenever possible, find alternative means of getting to work. I believe we as individuals basically need to change our way of life. We need to consume and produce sustainably. We need to reflect on how our behaviour affects nature and the prospects of future generations. We need to be more rather than have more. It’s simply our responsibility as inhabitants of this planet.

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BjorkBrundtlandPachauriWallstrom
RobinsonYann-Arthus BertrandHedegaardYvo de Boer
Achim SteinerPatersonAlain HubertJean-Paul Knott
Bianca JaggerWeapons of SoundKofi AnnanMichel de Wouters
Sussan Deyhim and Richard HorowitzDaniel Cohn-BenditBrenda RaySara Svensson and Anne Walraven
Balistik ArtMy ExcellencePaul ZilkRoz Savage

Cool Messages

Kiyo Akasaka Why I'm concerned about climate change - a cool message from Kiyo Akasaka

Connie HedegaardEveryone can make a difference – Cool message from Connie Hedegaard

Margot WallstrOmIt is our responsibility
Cool message from Margot Wallström


Yvo de BoerPoliticians have not yet put the relevant policies in place - Cool message from Yvo de Boer
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