“The final night speeches and music were a perfect antidote to the frustration of COP21”
“The openness, each and every person is welcome to come discover a struggle they might not be aware of, learn more about how to make a difference and share their own stories. There is no elitism, we are shown that we are all part of the change, it’s not just politics.”
“Event enabled us to make some interesting new connections. Only drawback was distance of the venue”
“Last week I attended one of the many COP21 side events going on in Paris, and was left feeling more inspired than ever. ‘Our Planet, Our Future, Our Fight,’ was an amazing evening put on by the advocacy group, ‘If Not Us, Then Who’ to celebrate indigenous peoples and forests. Hearing her tell her story that night brought me to tears. For the first time in my life, I felt like what I’m fighting for truly matters.
I can’t think of something more important to do with my voice than to share her story with all of you. I had the privilege to spend time with Diana that night and to get to know the team at ‘If Not Us, Then Who.’”
It was so great to hear different languages, different colors, different clothes. It was so strong to listen to those who are fighting at the other side of the world, all these lives committed to make Earth a better place. If not us then who? There is no better words. Personally, all the films, the images, the testimonies broadened my brain, my thought, at the same time made me happy and sad because there is so much to do yet.
Finally, this event made me more sure about one thing : no one can tell best that the people who are over there, on the front line, we must let them speak, hear their voice and make them a major key to the global fight against warming and for climate.”
Feedback survey, 74% of respondents said it had increased their awareness of the role indigenous peoples play in protecting forests, 93% said they would attend a similar event again. 78% of our event partners who responded said they would be interested in a future similar partnership.17 respondents to date.