Arnold Schwarzenegger Speaks At Development Summit In India
Posted on Fri Feb 3, 2012 04:00 PM PDT

arnoldnewdelhi200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Arnold Schwarzenegger made a daylong trip to New Delhi, where he addressed a prominent development summit about promoting awareness of environmental and sustainability issues.

The former California governor attended the 12th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit Thursday morning to share his thoughts on pushing a green agenda from the ground up, citing Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King as exemplary grass root leaders of the past.

“Most powerful movements in history, like that of (fighting) apartheid, the American civil war and the fight for India's independence (from British rule) started at the grass roots level by a single person, like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King,” Schwarzenegger told the audience. “They did not wait for the higher ups, they were all started at the grassroots...Gandhi used the spinning wheel and wanted India to be self-sufficient. The wheel denotes motion. Don't wait. Never stop moving.”

Schwarzenegger also likened environmental issues to bodybuilding, asking, “If bodybuilding can become a fad, why can't adopting sustainable means also become popular?”

In order to attend the event, Schwarzenegger took a brief hiatus from the filming of his long-awaited film comeback in The Last Stand, co-starring Zach Gilford and Forest Whitaker.