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Lets go green to get our globe clean +678 Get into the Green Scene +332 Go Green, help clean +275 Don’t be mean be green +165 Lead the scene to keep it green
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One tree can make a million matches. One match can destroy a million trees. +1484 Hug a tree, they have less issues than people +1204 Cut a Tree, Cut a Tree and there’ll be no more left to see. +684 Trees don’t grow on money either +387 Want to hug a tree with me? +1 Trees on, carbon dioxide gone!
When you refuse to reuse it’s our Earth you abuse +481 Don’t Litter, it makes the world bitter! +287 Recycle today for a better tomorrow +224 Never refuse to reuse +187 Paper, Bottles, Cans, Plastic…recycle them all, it’s Fantastic! +153 You can’t change the past but you can change the future, always remember to recycle
+144 Recycle each and every day, instead of throwing paper and plastic away +142 Waste it once…pay for it twice! +126 Don’t throw it away, it can be used in some other way +122 Recycle takes little effort on your part , for a big difference to our world. +112 Money grows on trees: Recycle paper +107 Recycle your trash or trash your Earth +95 Don’t throw away, recycle for another day +85 It’s easy being green- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle +77 The choice is yours- Save it or Waste it +62 When there is doubt, don’t throw it out +55 Why recycle glass? The answer is clear +48 Don’t trash our future: Recycle +47 Don’t throw your future away +45 Don’t be trashy- recycle
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Modern technology owes ecology an apology. +750 It’s the only Earth we got +736 Join the race to make the world a better place +522 Protect our earth today for our children’s tomorrow +442 Earth Day everyday +391 Keep your Earth Clean and Green +279 A good planet is hard to find +232 It’s our world, take care of it +217
Gandhi There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all. ~Greenpeace advertisement. 25 . 1923 There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.. New York Times. help clean +275 Don’t be mean be green +165 Lead the scene to keep it green 0 Each one teach one how to plant one . the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago.What on Earth are you doing for Earth Day? +215 Nurture Nature +215 Dare to be a force of Nature +215 May the Forest be with you Go Green Slogans Lets go green to get our globe clean +678 Get into the Green Scene +332 Go Green. It was yours. had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.. ~Havelock Ellis. ~Robert Orben It wasn't the Exxon Valdez captain's driving that caused the Alaskan oil spill.The Dance of Life. and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. Quotations about the Environment Thank God men cannot fly. ~Henry David Thoreau The sun. ~Mohandas K.
You can leave the corpse for all to see. but only if we control our appetites. 18 June 1990 When a man throws an empty cigarette package from an automobile. 1985 Because we don't think about future generations. ~William Ruckelshaus. quoted in David Ogilvy. I'm an Earth warrior. 1985 Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way. quoted inSmithsonian. he is liable to a fine of $50.February 1990 Modern technology Owes ecology An apology. ~Darryl Cherney. 1971 Don't blow it . When a man throws a billboard across a view. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Business Week. ~Henrik Tikkanen I'm not an environmentalist. Ogilvy on Advertising. April 1990 I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. ~Paul Brooks. they will never forget us. he is richly rewarded. ~Alan M.good planets are hard to find. ~Pat Brown. ~Quoted in Time Nature provides a free lunch. The Pursuit of Wilderness. Otherwise what is there to defend? ~Robert Redford. Yosemite National Park dedication. and nobody calls the cops. Eddison In America today you can murder land for private profit. she better understands her .
~Sir George Porter.. quoted in Linda Botts. ~James G. ~Ralph Nader. When we see land as a community to which we belong.. A Sand County Almanac .own affairs than we. ~Horizon. quoted in The Observer. Watt. we may begin to use it with love and respect. We are all crew. we would have had solar energy centuries ago. ~Michel de Montaigne. Loose Talk. we borrow it from our children. 1980 We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. quoted inNewsweek. translated We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.. 8 March 1982 I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy. Jr. 1732 Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible . 26 August 1973 The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. ed. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. ~Marshall McLuhan. 1964 Newspapers: dead trees with information smeared on them.that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes! ~Paul MacCready. ~Native American Proverb There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. If sunbeams were weapons of war.Gnomologia. ~Aldo Leopold. ~Thomas Fuller.or even sinful . "Electronic Frontier" They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers..
New York Times Magazine. 1957 And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate. ~Bill Vaughn For 200 years we've been conquering Nature.. 1958 The packaging for a microwavable "microwave" dinner is programmed for a shelf life of maybe six months. and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy all his food in one place and He could save that which was good to eat in the refrigerator and throw away that which had no further use. a cook time of two minutes and a landfill deadtime of centuries.The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will. The Greenhouse Trap." ~Art Buchwald. and Man shook his head and cried: "Look at this Godawful mess. 1970 The problem is no longer that with every pair of hands that comes into the world there comes a hungry stomach. Buzzworm. in the end. take their revenge. ~David Wann. that the bulldozer and not the atomic bomb may turn out to be the most destructive invention of the 20th century. More in Anger. 4 June 1978 Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress. 1990 . attached to those hands are sharp elbows. Samuelson. Newsweek. A Concise Economic History of Britain. ~Marya Mannes. quoted in Francesca Lyman. Rather it is that. for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future. ~Tom McMillan. 12 June 1967 Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees. then names the streets after them. November 1990 So bleak is the picture.. And soon the earth was covered with plastic bags and aluminum cans and paper plates and disposable bottles and there was nowhere to sit down or walk. ~John Clapham. ~Paul A. ~Philip Shabecoff. Now we're beating it to death.
~Pliny the Elder. ~Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac. Go play outside. ~George Carlin A living planet is a much more complex metaphor for deity than just a bigger father with a bigger fist. that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature. America. it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age. His fairness. yea. and you start wondering about his power. The Natural History.États et empires de la lune. She never claimed conceited omnipotence. lend me a hand. I have no time for idle whining. To Her elder offspring She says . 1656 Such is the audacity of man. Her excuse is simple. as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages. Have this deceased squirrel. Hear only silence long enough. But if a world mother doesn't reply. America. ~David Brin Why do people give each other flowers? To celebrate various important occasions. For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain. And hides the pines with billboard signs.go raid the fridge. Essays of E. 1977 The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit. they're killing living creatures? Why restrict it to plants? "Sweetheart. including myriad species unable to speak for themselves. from sea to oily sea. it's taken personally. insecticided grain. better yet. His very existence. If an omniscient. Go get a job." ~The . 1959 I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. translated by Philemon Holland Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies. man sheds his waste on thee. and is so bold as to challenge her in her work. ~Elwyn Brooks White.B.If civilization has risen from the Stone Age. Or. She has countless others clinging to her apron strings. White. The House of Intellect. let's make up. all-powerful Dad ignores your prayers. ~Jacques Barzun.
~David Orr We cannot command Nature except by obeying her. few are living. ~Francis Bacon There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. ~John Drinkwater A virgin forest is where the hand of man has never set foot. "I have the intensest love of nature. and countless numbers are still unborn. from now on he will be up against his own nature. we heal ourselves.Washington Post Till now man has been up against Nature.glimpsed on a night drive through some city slum? When the only tree he touches is the cleverly fabricated plastic evergreen that shades his gifts on . ~Robert Lynd. Journals. 1964 When you defile the pleasant streams And the wild bird's abiding place. Inventing the Future. ~Dennis Gabor. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson. You massacre a million dreams And cast your spittle in God's face." at once I know that he has none. 1857 I conceive that the land belongs to a vast family of which many are dead. The Blue Lion and Other Essays Will urban sprawl spread so far that most people lose all touch with nature? Will the day come when the only bird a typical American child ever sees is a canary in a pet shop window? When the only wild animal he knows is a rat . ~Author Unknown When we heal the earth. ~Author Unknown When a man says to me.
~Thich Nhat Hanh Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed. with hardly a thought of wind.and moderns may at least see what their ancestors knew in their nerves and blood. seeing only machine-made beauty. Ikard. March 1968 How long can men thrive between walls of brick. walking on asphalt pavements. Jr. letter to David E. ~Bernand De Voto. the mineral-like quality of life? ~Charles A. please raise your right foot. dying. June 1947 Take care of the earth and she will take care of you. North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. Pesonen of the Wildland Research Center. Lindbergh. Houston. if we pollute the last clear air and dirty the last clean streams and push our paved roads through the last of the silence. so that never again will Americans be free in their own country from the noise. if we drive the few remaining members of the wild species into zoos or to extinction. a waterfall will pour its curve without generating electricity. ~Author Unknown We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap. the exhausts. breathing the fumes of coal and of oil. We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the Earth. ~Wallace Stegner. Fortune. and sky. if we permit the last virgin forests to be turned into comic books and plastic cigarette cases.Christmas morning? ~Frank N. Bekah) . 3 December 1960 (Thanks. Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. working. and fields of grain. the stinks of human and automotive waste. growing. ~Kurt Vonnegut. a trumpeter swan may float on uncontaminated water . Reader's Digest. November 1939 All in favor of conserving gasoline. ~Author Unknown It is imperative to maintain portions of the wilderness untouched so that a tree will rot where it falls.
a caving society Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him? ~Pierre Troubetzkoy For a successful technology. you know. Leave nothing but footprints.. and atomies infinity. reality must take precedence over public relations. for Nature cannot be fooled. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved. ~Richard Bach It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. ~Author Unknown Take nothing but pictures. wrecks the planet from seafloor to stratosphere. Whatever we do to the web. We are but one thread within it. The Andy Griffith Show The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. we do to ourselves. The activist is the man who cleans up the river. Kill nothing but time. ~Aunt Bee Taylor. Knight Opie. Feynman Humankind has not woven the web of life. ~Ansel Adams We say we love flowers. you haven't finished your milk. for grains of sand make mountains.. ~Richard P. ~Ross Perot Civilization. We can't put it back in the cow. ~E. We say we love trees. yet we cut them down. yet we pluck them. All things are bound .Waste not the smallest thing created. ~Motto of the Baltimore Grotto.
He will end by destroying the earth.together. Ehrlich Man is a blind. It is man who complicates it.. ~Charles A. quoted in James Brabazon.. ~Ian McHarg Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values. he knew that lack of respect for growing. Reader's Digest. 1755 Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations. Albert Schweitzer The mother of the year should be a sterilized woman with two adopted children. ~Chief Luther Standing Bear . ~David Gerrold Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. 1855 When one tugs at a single thing in nature. 1953 The old Lakota was wise.. ~Ernest Jones. God made life simple. ~John Muir You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Lindbergh. Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inégalité parmi les hommes. anthropocentric clod who inflicts lesions upon the earth. he finds it attached to the rest of the world. low brow. ~Paul R. ~Albert Schweitzer. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard. witless. The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud. July 1972 The control man has secured over nature has far outrun his control over himself. living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too. ~Chief Seattle. All things connect.
. we are a cancer on nature.. ~Loudon Wainwright Every day is Earth Day. jury. ed. 1990 How can the spirit of the earth like the white man?.nothing is safe from the idiot marks of man's passing. McChesney. 19 September 1871 . We're not the brain. it is sore. ~Anonymous Wintu Woman Our environmental problems originate in the hubris of imagining ourselves as the central nervous system or the brain of nature. In Praise of Nature.. Everywhere the white man has touched it.. ~John Muir.. ~Carl Sagan The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature. and poetry. and hangman. situated as it is some ninety-three million miles away. letter to J. 8 September 1990 Environmentalists have long been fond of saying that the sun is the only safe nuclear reactor. judge. and all that is spiritual. ~Luther Burbank Dig a trench through a landfill and you will see layers of phone books like geographical strata or layers of cake. During a recent landfill dig in Phoenix. Harper's.. ~Author Unknown Remember when atmospheric contaminants were romantically called stardust? ~Lane Olinghouse Nature's laws affirm instead of prohibit. The Economist. the serenity of nature .B. I found newspapers dating from 1952 that looked so fresh you might read one over breakfast. ~Dave Foreman.The magnificence of mountains. ~Stephanie Mills. ~William Rathje. April 1990 The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition. If you violate her laws you are your own prosecuting attorney.
Every creature is better alive than dead. and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it. ~Irving Babbitt . it would strip the world bare like locusts. ~Rachel Carson God forbid that India should ever take to industrialism after the manner of the west. Whole forests are being ground into pulp daily to minister to our triviality. ~Henry David Thoreau. keeping the world in chains. it is the riskiest of times. "Our Allotted Lifetimes. Improving Risk Communication. should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. Let us hope that we are still in the early morning of our April day.. ~David Ehrenfeld. 1980 Humanity is on the march..and lakes die. from which life first arose. 1848 Man maketh a death which Nature never made... men and moose and pine trees.." The Maine Woods." The Panda's Thumb... on chemicals. Yet we mayflies try to bend an ancient world to our purposes. 1989 Man is a complex being: he makes deserts bloom . ignorant perhaps of the messages buried in its long history. 1978 The American reading his Sunday paper in a state of lazy collapse is perhaps the most perfect symbol of the triumph of quantity over quality. quoted in National Academy of Sciences.. and risk. ~Gil Stern Human consciousness arose but a minute before midnight on the geological clock. ~Mahatma Gandhi It is the safest of times. ~Stephen Jay Gould. ~Edward Young It is a curious situation that the sea. technology. If [our nation] took to similar economic exploitation. What the Dickens is going on here? ~Denton Morrison. The Arrogance of Humanism. earth itself is left behind. "Chesuncook.
economic development is the development of more intensive ways of exploiting the natural environment. but rabbit-like in the unplanned breeding of ourselves. ~Albert W.Drive Nature forth by force. ~Richard Wilkinson Ironically. ~Edwin Way Teale. rural America has become viewed by a growing number of Americans as having a higher [quality of life] not because of what it has. Medical Utopias. Autumn Across America. Mirage of Health. It takes all the running we can do to remain in the same place. but rather because of what it does not have! ~Don A. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Walden. she'll turn and rout The false refinements that would keep her out. because at some unpredictable time and in some unforeseeable manner nature will strike back. ~Henry David Thoreau. 1956 Waste is a tax on the whole people.these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow. Odes Nature always strikes back. ~Rene Dubos. 1854 . ~Rene Dubos. 1959 Time and space . space to move about . ~Horace. Atwood It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature. January 1977 We have been god-like in the planned breeding of our domesticated plants.time to be alone. 1961 In its broadest ecological context. ~Arnold Toynbee Human destiny is bound to remain a gamble. Dillman.
Uncle Vanya.. grinding. ~Albert Einstein Man has been endowed with reason. ~Jean Arp We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation. Poirot. howling. ~Albert Einstein. with the power to create. and trilling bolster his ego. 1950 A margin of life is developed by Nature for all living things . ~Chinese Proverb Soon silence will have passed into legend. so that he can add to what he's been given. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life. Forests keep disappearing. meditation. 1978 When you use a manual push mower. whistling. you're "cutting" down on pollution and the only thing in danger of running out of gas is you! ~Grey Livingston . called by us "Universe. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole [of] nature in its beauty. only a destroyer. screeching. Man has turned his back on silence. He experiences himself. crashing. But up to now he hasn't been a creator. His anxiety subsides. Our Margin of Life. tooting. All life forms obey Nature's demands . restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. This delusion is a kind of prison for us." a part limited in time and space.a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. who has found ways of ignoring them. 1897 A human being is part of the whole. booming.except man. contemplation.including man. ~Anton Chekhov. his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest .The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it. the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day. wild life's become extinct. rivers dry up. ~Eugene M..
So a man of such a faith. Franz. with its roots in Judaism. In the East the wilderness has no evil connotation. ~William O.. it is thought of as an expression of the unity and harmony of the universe. Go East. ~William Ralph Inge. evening after evening. when the population of the world consisted of two people. One interpretation of this belief is that the Earth is only a temporary way station on the soul's journey to the afterlife. Douglas. Kaufman and Cecilia M." or. Man was a form of life that in another reincarnation might possibly be a horsefly or a bird of paradise or a deer. ~Rachel Carson. Biosphere 2000: Protecting Our Global Environment. Young Man. Silent Spring. looking at animals. might be looking at old friends or ancestors. Because these beliefs tended to devalue the natural world." ~U Thant. 1931 Christianity. was a major factor in the development of the Western worldview. More Lay Thoughts of a Dean. they fostered attitudes and behaviors that had a negative effect on the environment. every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals. through the smog across the poisoned waters of our native earth. with the freedom to use the environment as they saw fit. "They went on playing politics until their world collapsed around them. we must ask ourselves seriously whether we really wish some future universal historian on another planet to say about us: "With all their genius and with all their skill. Another important Judeo-Christian belief predicted that God would bring a cataclysmic end to the Earth sometime in the future.After a visit to the beach. they ran out of foresight and air and food and water and ideas. from the moment of conception until death.. according to our authorities. 1996 For the first time in the history of the world. 1970 The command "Be fruitful and multiply" was promulgated. speech. it's hard to believe that we live in a material world. ~Pam Shaw As we watch the sun go down. 1974 . A basic Christian belief was that God gave humans dominion over creation. ~Donald G.. 1962 I realized that Eastern thought had somewhat more compassion for all living things.
to the dirt. nobody got scared. but when I told that story around the campfire. 28 July 1970 One of the first laws against air pollution came in 1300 when King Edward I decreed the death penalty for burning of coal. ~Glenn T. But as Garrett Hardin remarked. Argonne National Laboratory. And that is the tragedy. but if not. speech. ~René Dubos. Steady-State Economics. Daly. it may be back to the Ice Age or the caves from where we first . 1969 Our children may save us if they are taught to care properly for the planet. the environment would collapse into chaos. ~Julian Huxley.If all mankind were to disappear. Seaborg. ~Jack Handey The human race will be the cancer of the planet. attributed Man will survive as a species for one reason: He can adapt to the destructive effects of our power-intoxicated technology and of our ungoverned population growth. pollution and noise of a New York or Tokyo. Atomic Energy Commission chairman. quoted in Life. But economics triumphed over health considerations. Wilson Malthus has been buried many times. the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. ~Herman E. 1977 Somebody told me it was frightening how much topsoil we are losing each year. anyone who has to be reburied so often cannot be entirely dead. and air pollution became an appalling problem in England. At least one execution for that offense is recorded. It is not man the ecological crisis threatens to destroy but the quality of human life. If insects were to vanish. ~Edward O. and Malthusian scarcity with him.
that it no longer believes in its destiny. ~Jimmy Buffet. Come to think of it. that it has ceased to aspire to greatness. if I fish today. quoted in Conservation Foundation Letter. urban blight. and smell of wilderness is many times more powerful if it is earned through physical achievement.. environmental President. and environmental rape have a common denominator in our exploitative economic system. That's the way I look at recreation. plastic crap. ~Garrett Hardin. dark place. Then we'll have to view the universe above from a cold. ~George Bush. The Ecologist. March-April 1990 Racial injustice. No more jet skis.C. and has retired from history to pet itself.Mother Earth News. drugs. 22 April 1970 The days a man spends fishing or spends hunting should not be deducted from the time that he's on earth. That's why I'll be a big conservation. November 1981 The exquisite sight. D. because I plan to fish and hunt as much as I possibly can. quoted in Los Angeles Times.emerged. Washington. February 1974 The struggle to save the global environment is in one way much more difficult than the struggle to vanquish Hitler. nuclear weapons. waffle irons. broken pay phones. cars. ~Channing E. for this time the war is with . this means that no one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means. Practically speaking. that should be added to the amount of time I get to live. It has meant that the nation has given up. or television. if it comes at the end of a long and fatiguing trip for which vigorous good health is necessary. 30 December 1988 The desire to build a risk-free society has always been a sign of decadence. In other words. ~Henry Fairlie. war. sound. that might not be a bad idea. speech. Phillips.
Not so with technology. just as we have only ourselves as allies. Schumacher. it is a tained honey. ~Terri Guillemets You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. that the earth is our mother. self-cleansing. ~E.ourselves. and he'll be dead of mercury poisoning inside of three years. and he can eat for a day. For here are set Time's snowy tents In everlasting battlements Against the march of Saxon mind. But teach a man how to fish. Lo! peak on peak in stairways set— In stepping stairs that reach to God! Here we are free as sea or wind. Teach your children what we have taught our children. tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. So that they will respect the land. of which man is a part." 1872 When the soil disappears. ~Al Gore Give a man a fish. "Isles of the Amazons. tends to be self-balancing. If men spit upon the ground. 1973 The tourist business is a trap. . ~Joaquin Miller. ~Native American Wisdom The system of nature. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. selfadjusting. Small is Beautiful. the soul disappears.F. ~Charles Haas Primeval forests! virgin sod! That Saxon has not ravish'd yet. We are the enemy. they spit upon themselves.
~Theodore Roosevelt. ~Brooke Medicine Eagle This is a beautiful planet and not at all fragile. tectonic cataclysms. ~Michael L. The Careless Technology. intelligent. and not invented money.Man clearly should have stayed in bed.. love them more. Earth can withstand significant volcanic eruptions.the drought. one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance. ~Edwin Way Teale. Circle of the Seasons. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives.. prolific. July 1990 Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals "love" them. eds. floods. Fischer. ~Buddha To waste.are less of a problem than ever before. 1953 To live a pure unselfish life. and extremely self-centered human creature had proven himself capable of more destruction of life than Mother Nature herself. 3 December 1907 Today's world is one in which the age-old risks of humankind . to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness.. Milton. and ice ages.the unintended side- . But this canny. that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet. We've got to be stopped. Taghi Farvar and John P. communicable diseases . ~Kenneth E. Boulding. They have been replaced by risks of humanity's own making ." in M.. seventh annual message. "The Ballad of Ecological Awareness. to destroy our natural resources. Harper's. will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed. 1972 There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves.
Carothers We have always had reluctance to see a tract of land which is empty of men as anything but a void. 1984 U. 1986 Living in the midst of abundance we have the greatest difficulty in seeing that the supply of natural wealth is limited and that the constant increase of population is destined to reduce the American standard of living unless we deal more sanely with our resources. Places not used by us are "wastes.. enough glass to fill New York's World Trade Center every two weeks. consumers and industry dispose of enough aluminum to rebuild the commercial air fleet every three months. For if we do not solve the environmental and related social problems that beset us on . Clarence Davies. ed. Christian Science Monitor. The Oxford Dictionary defines wilderness as wild or uncultivated land which is occupied "only" by wild animals.H." Areas not occupied by us are "desolate. ~Anonymous. Society must hope that the world's ability to assess and manage risks will keep pace with its ability to create them. 1990 Water flows uphill towards money. quoted by Ivan Doig in Marc Reisner. The "waste howling wilderness" of Deuteronomy is typical." Could the desolation be in the soul of man? ~John A.effects of beneficial technologies and the intended effects of the technologies of war. enough iron and steel to continuously supply all automakers. even uninhabitable. ~J. Wilderness Canada. 1970 We must not be forced to explore the universe in search of a new home because we have made the Earth inhospitable. quoted in Conservation Foundation.S. in Borden Spears. Cadillac Desert. Livingston. saying in the American West. State of the Environment: An Assessment at MidDecade. ~W. ~Environmental Defense Fund advertisement.
and all its meanings are derogatory. it's going to be a big one: the ecological collapse of the planet. Jr. 1996 Our modern industrial economy takes a mountain covered with trees. 30 December 1989 Western society has accepted as unquestionable a technological imperative that is quite as arbitrary as the most primitive taboo: not merely the duty to foster invention and constantly to create technological novelties.pollution.. hunger . but equally the duty to surrender to these novelties unconditionally. World Press Review. If the projections are right. By destroying pagan animism. ~Edward Abbey We shall continue to have a worsening ecologic crisis until we reject the Christian axiom that nature has no reason for existence save to serve man. prejudice. ~René Dubos. Science. just because they are ." 1967 The victory of Christianity over paganism was the greatest psychic revolution in the history of our culture.. 1980 We're finally going to get the bill for the Industrial Age. ~Lynn I. toxic contamination. and debris.Earth . "The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis. ~Lynn White. lakes. The Wooing of Earth. Franz. Jr. garbage.those problems will surely accompany us to other worlds. Kaufman and Cecilia M. slime pits. Christianity made it possible to exploit nature in a mood of indifference to the feelings of natural objects. ~Jeremy Rifkin. resource depletion. ~Donald G. poverty. Biosphere 2000: Protecting Our Global Environment. 10 March 1967 The word "wilderness" occurs approximately three hundred times in the Bible. White. running streams and transforms it into a mountain of junk.
Ecology's Uneconomic. ~Lewis Mumford When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. we make little holes. We don't chop down the trees.. it is wise to know whence the institute or the scientists who work there obtain their financial support. in Frank F.offered. without respect to their human consequences. The Gaia Atlas of First Peoples." 1973 When we Indians kill meat. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman. But with another kind of logic Economy's Unecologic. of our people and our ecological systems. they will vote 80 to 20 against it. we don't ruin things. 1990 We have to shift our emphasis from economic efficiency and materialism towards a sustainable quality of life and to healing of our society. ~Joseph Wood Krutch When some high-sounding institute states that a compound is harmless or a process free of risk. eds. ~Lancet. ~Wintu Indian. ~Kenneth E. Darling and John P. editorial on the "medical-industrial complex. Milton. ~Janet Holmes à Court With laissez-faire and price atomic. When we build houses. 1966 You go into a community and they will vote 80 percent to 20 percent in favor of a tougher Clean Air Act. We are . quoted in Julian Burger. When we burn grass for grasshoppers. but if you ask them to devote 20 minutes a year to having their car emissions inspected.. we eat it all up. Future Environments of North America. We shake down acorns and pinenuts. Boulding...
The spirits have been good enough to let us live here and use the utilities. former EPA administrator. don't breathe the air. and I broke a coffee cup. we would need no zoos at all. New York Times. ~William D. You've gone to a lot of trouble. proceeding as if there were no other day but today. Ruckelshaus. A nation of amnesiacs.of how animals once were in their natural habitat. 'Thanks for letting me sleep on your couch. ~Changing Times magazine . Or stupid. Assuming the land could also forget what had been done to it. don't drink the water. November-December 1990 Loyd: "It has to do with keeping things in balance.a long way in this country from taking individual responsibility for the environmental problem. I hope it wasn't your favorite one." Codi: "Like a note you'd send somebody after you'd stayed in their house?" Loyd: "Exactly like that.or perhaps caricatures .'" ~Barbara Kingsolver. ~Barbara Kingsolver. and we're saying: We know how nice you're being. ~Michael Fox. I took some beer out of the refrigerator. Sorry if we messed up anything. Sierra. 30 November 1988 Zoos are becoming facsimiles . If the right policies toward nature were pursued. we appreciate the deer we took. It's like the spirits have made a deal with us. Animal Dreams To people who think of themselves as God's houseguests. American enterprise must seem arrogant beyond belief. Animal Dreams In an underdeveloped country. in a developed country. We're on our own. we appreciate the sun. Sorry. and we'll try to be good guests. We appreciate the rain.
don't have a chance to share in the riches that the planet can offer because some people are taking off so much of the pleasures of this world." — John McConnell. Ohio.R. poverty and violence. that is to have succeeded. seeking choices in ecology." — Jimmy Carter "For what is the hope of the hypocrite. though he hath gained.Environmental Quotes about ACTIVISM AND TAKING ACTION "For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil." — J." — Ralph Waldo Emerson "Peasant people . eliminate pollution." — Confucius "To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. an eco-activist nun from Dayton. the inferior one." — Henry David Thoreau "Let every individual and institution now think and act as a responsible trustee of Earth. and there's only so much to go around.. Tolkien "We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. founder of International Earth Day "You must be the change you wish to see in the world. what is profitable." — Mahatma Gandhi "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. awaken the wonder of life and foster peaceful progress in the human adventure. when God taketh away his soul?" — Job 27:8 "The superior man seeks what is right. who in 2005 was murdered in the Brazilian Amazon "The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. there is one striking at the root." .. economics and ethics that will provide a sustainable future." — Edmund Burke "It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.R." — Sister Dorothy Stang.
It is the same with the destiny we create for ourselves in this world. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time. German Romantic novelist and humorist "Determine never to be idle." — Jean Paul Richter. try to use ordinary situations. It is wonderful how much may be done." — Shakyamuni ." — Ralph Waldo Emerson "Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action." — Virgil "A person writing at night may put out the lamp. who never loses any. but the words he has written will remain." — Thomas Jefferson "Your descendants shall gather your fruits.— Gaylord Nelson former governor of Wisconsin. co-founder of Earth Day "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. if we are always doing.
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