We can all take small steps

This is a Climate Justice Testimony from Rodrigo from Brazil taken in October 2010. Learn more about how you can collect your own testimonies to spread the stories of climate justice.

PORTUGUESE transcription: Meu nome é Rodrigo, eu venho do Brasil e moro em Bruxelas há dois anos. Eu acho que o Brasil talvez seja um dos países mais lembrados quando se fala em efeito estufa, e morando aqui eu tive a oportunidade de conhecer gente que também, como nós brasileiros, se preocupa com isso. Desde que eu me mudei para Bruxelas, eu procuro minimizar meu impacto no aquecimento global : entre outras coisas, eu não tenho carro, eu moro num lugar muito menor, eu consumo menos carne e mais produtos orgânicos, etc. Eu acho que se cada um fizer a sua parte, por menor que ela seja, o impacto vai ser muito maior do que se poucas pessoas se preocuparem isso.

ENGLISH translation: My name is Rodrigo, I am from Brazil, and I’ve been living in Brussels for 2 years. I believe that Brazil is one the countries that come to people’s mind when we talk about global warming. While living here in Brussels I had the opportunity to meet people who, like us Brazilians, are worried about this problem. Especially since I moved here, I’ve been trying to decrease my ecological impact and thus my contribution to global warming, including not having a car anymore, living in a much smaller place, eating less meat, buying organic products, etc.
If each individual does his own part, no matter how much it represents, the overall impact will be much bigger than if only few people are doing something.


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