After all, sustainability means running the global environment – Earth Inc. – like a corporation: with depreciation, amortization and maintenance accounts. In other words, keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital.
All is connected… no one thing can change by itself.
Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble.
Roger Tory Peterson
Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.
Within 10 years it will be impossible to travel to the North Pole by dog team. There will be too much open water.
Pushing production out of America to nations without our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
The government should set a goal for a clean environment but not mandate how that goal should be implemented.
Dixie Lee Ray
The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago, during and immediately after World War II.
You will die but the carbon will not; its career does not end with you. It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time, sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life.
Unless we keep this planet healthy, everything else is for naught.
We are now heading down a centuries-long path toward increasing the productivity of our natural capital – the resource systems upon which we depend to live – instead of our human capital.
We assume that everything’s becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that’s true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources.
Why has it seemed that the only way to protect the environment is with heavy-handed government regulation?
When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done!
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared and hated? This is because in part what they have to say is new to the general public, and the new is always alarming.
A knowledgeable and courageous U.S. president could help enormously in leading the world’s nations toward saving the climate.
You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
Under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Program, homes are independently verified to be measurably more energy efficient than average houses.
We don’t have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.
We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand.
We must return to nature and nature’s god.
We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.