Our History

A green and peaceful future is our quest.

The heroes of our story are all of us who believe that better world is not only within reach, but being built today. The demons we must wrestle are the stories that are holding back a better world: that change is “impossible”, “too expensive”, “naive”, “impractical.” Stories that are rooted in apathy, cynicism, and despair and tell all of us we’re too small, too few, too weak to change the world. We believe the story of the human journey is better than that.

Speech delivered by Seamus Heaney at the presentation of the inaugural Amnesty International ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ Award to Vaclav Havel, November 13th 2003, Dublin.