Angelina Jolie Speaks on Our Responsibility Toward the Environment

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Angelina Jolie is known to voice her opinion on human rights causes all around the world. As Harper’s Bazaar celebrates their 150th anniversary, Jolie speaks on women’s rights and our responsibility toward the environment. 



Angelina was taught, by her mother who was part Iroquois Indian, the saying that “we should consider the impact of our decisions upon the next seven generations”. To Angelina it was a beautiful aspiration, even with all current pressures in our lives. She wanted most to contribute to make a better future for those who didn’t have much.

There is a lot we can’t predict about the world 150 years from now. But we do know that our great-grandchildren will be living with the consequences of decisions we make now, just as we can trace the origin of problems we are dealing with today to their roots in earlier centuries.“The craze for ivory and other products made from wild animals took off in some countries, along with wider destruction of the environment. Where millions of elephants, lions, and other species once roamed the African continent, today small, scattered populations cling on in the face of relentless poaching and the expansion of agricultural land reducing their natural habitat”.


“If my life experience has taught me anything, it is only what you stand for, and what you choose to stand against, that defines you. As the San people say: you are never lost if you can see your path to the horizon.” - Angelina Jolie

By : Amanda Asencio