“So let us work together to make our still beautiful and bountiful planet more accessible to the needs and dreams of all people, and as we embark upon our work together here, let us celebrate, let us celebrate each other. Let us celebrate the human will, and love and caring that we feel not only for ourselves, but for the people of all cultures, colors, and creeds. Let us celebrate our Earth…”

Bella Abzug, Opening Remarks at the Women’s World Congress for a Healthy Planet on Friday, November 8, 1991, in advance of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (the Earth Summit)

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