It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Forests are the lungs of our land.
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
The ultimate test of a man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
The Senegalese conservationist Baba Dioum can summarize: "In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught."
What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
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.
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
The best friend on earth of man is the tree: When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources of the earth.
The global environment crisis is, as we say in Tennessee, real as rain, and I cannot stand the thought of leaving my children with a degraded earth and a diminished future.
The two most abundant forms of power on earth are solar and wind, and they're getting cheaper and cheaper.
The good news is, we have everything we need now to respond to the challenge of global warming. We have all the technologies we need, more are being developed.... But we should not wait, we cannot wait, we must not wait.
The earth has a skin and that skin has diseases; one of its diseases is called man.
The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.
The sun is the only safe nuclear reactor, situated as it is some ninety-three million miles away.
He who knows what sweets and virtues are in the ground, the plants, the waters, the heavens, and how to come at these enchantments - is the rich and royal man.
Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.
The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.
A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.
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