It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
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.
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.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.
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 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.
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.
Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.
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."
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
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.
Today it is not a matter of ‘conserving’ the present or returning to a recent past that has failed, but rather of regaining possession of our most archaic roots, which is to say those most suited to the victorious life.
I also have an idea for a book on biodiversity, and why and how we should be conserving it.
Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving.
We do need a 'new economy,' but one that is founded on thrift and care, on saving and conserving, not on excess and waste. An economy based on waste is inherently and hopelessly violent, and war is its inevitable by-product. We need a peaceable economy.
Conserving habitats is a wellspring for the next industrial revolution.
I'm not a "conservative" because I see precious little left in this world worth conserving. Playing defense, it seems to me, can only forestall an inevitable slide into tyranny.
Tibetans must take full authority and responsibility for developing industry, looking from all different perspectives, taking care of the environment, conserving resources for long-term economic health, and safeguarding the interests of Tibetan workers, nomads, and farmers.
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