Where the quality of life goes down for the environment, the quality of life goes down for humans.
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.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Forests are the lungs of our land.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.
Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
Be The Peace You Wish To See In The World!
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
All things are bound together. All things connect.
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.
I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so called scientific knowledge.
In America today you can murder land for private profit. You can leave the corpse for all to see, and nobody calls the cops.
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us.
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."
People 'over-produce' pollution because they are not paying for the costs of dealing with it.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
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