This week I had the pleasure of attending the Hillary Institute of Leadership 2013 Laureate Dinner.
The 2013 Hillary Laureate is Atossa Soltani who was awarded the Laureate for Exceptional Mid-Career Global Leadership in Climate Equity.
Atossa has worked for over two decades with Indigene in the Amazon Basin, fighting to protect their homelands, the Amazon Basin, and the “Lungs” of our planet. The Amazon Basin is the most bio diverse place on the planet and is truly under threat. Compromising the Amazon Basin destroys the habitat of Indigenous peoples and has a very serious impact on world climate.
Atossa has a wonderful story to tell about her work with Amazon Watch. I strongly suggest you have a look at her website www.amazonwatch.org.
Atossa finished her address with the following quote from Alberto Villoldo.
“ As soon as you awaken to the power you have, you begin to flex the muscles of your courage. Then you can dream bravely: letting go of your limiting beliefs and pushing past your fears”