Most of the e-waste goes to China. Eliminating food waster would feed 1 billion people a year as the US wastes 31% of the food supply. Ninety corporations and states are responsible for nearly two-thirds of all carbon emissions since 1751, and two-thirds were produced in the last 25 years since warnings about the danger of global warming.[i] A spokesperson for indigenous youth organized by the UN, Andrea Landry of the Anishinaabe tribe of Canada, contrasted her traditional with modern attitudes; “We’re in a relationship with the land; it’s a living thing. It’s not a matter of take, take, take. We give to the land and the land gives to us.”[ii]
[i] Suzanne Goldenberg, “Just 90 Companies Caused Two-Thirds of Man-Made Global Warming Emmissions,” The Guardian, November 20, 2013.
[ii] Marzieh Goudarzi, “Indigenous Youth Step up to Protect their Roots,” Inter Press Service, February 17, 2013.