On the second day of the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit, keynote speaker and former Irish President Mary Robinson posed a question about a pretty, yellow plant we all know but might not love: the dandelion.
She used the metaphor of the common weed to illustrate—and name—the latest climate justice movement taking root: Project Dandelion, the next phase of climate justice work, led by women. Dandelion seeds spread gently on the wind, and they grow on all continents around the world. To call them resilient is an understatement.
“Have you ever tried to get rid of the damn thing?” she said to applause in the full Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Robinson was the second keynote in the inaugural Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit.
While she announced Project Dandelion at COP27, her speech focused on the importance of building…