April 24, 2012

Wendell Berry's Earth Day Speech

Speaking at the National Cathedral, famed environmental writer Wendell Berry delivered a clear message for Earth Day: We have a moral obligation to protect the environment.

Berry, a living legend in the environmental movement, addressed a crowd of faith leaders, community organizers, farmers and environmentalists at the Cathedral on Earth Day.

"The idea of the intractability of problems is wrong. Don't get into this with a goal or a schedule. You must do it because it is right – because it is right, or it [your fight] will never last," said Berry.

Author of over 80 novels, short stories, and essays, and poems, Wendell Berry has been a tireless advocate for localism and environmental stewardship for nearly 50 years.

He famously coined this brilliant twist on the Golden Rule: "Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you."

You can watch a video of Wendell Berry's remarks at the National Cathedral here. 
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