“I’ve never seen a perfect world. I never will. But I know that a world warmed by 2 degrees Celsius is far preferable to one warmed by 3 degrees, or 6. And that I’m willing to fight with everything I have, because it is everything I have. I don’t need a guarantee of success before I risk everything to save the things, the people, the places that I love.”
– Mary Heglar from All We Can Save, the Climate Week at Penn book
"Climate feminism is exactly what we need, because our planetary crisis has never been gender neutral. Climate change is a powerful 'threat multiplier,' making existing vulnerabilities and injustices worse. Especially under conditions of poverty, women and girls face greater risk of displacement or death from extreme weather disasters. "
– Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Dr. Katherine Wilkinson from All We Can Save, the Climate Week at Penn book
“Whether we suffer greatly or build together--it is our choice. We must choose whether this moment will lead us to regression or evolution, authoritarianism or greater democracy, extraction or preservation. Our greatest choice is to move towards a cooperative, collaborative world that aligns with scientific consensus."
– Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from All We Can Save, the Climate Week at Penn book
“Climate change is not a faraway problem that no one can fix. We have so many solutions already, and innovation can help get us where we need to go faster. Will these solutions fix everything? No. But will they move us forward? Yes. And as solutions grow, they will generate broader engagement. People will see the change and recognize that a low-carbon future is actually good for us.”
– Gina McCarthy from All We Can Save, the Climate Week at Penn book
"It's time to change our mindset toward implementing solutions. A vibrant, fair, and regenerative future is possible - not when thousands of people do climate justice activism perfectly, but when millions of people do the best they can."
– Xiye Bastida from All We Can Save, the Climate Week at Penn book