ENVIRONMENT

 

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. (Ralph Nader)

 

Please save the earth. Itís the only planet with chocolate. (Seen on a T-shirt)

 

Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without. (Puritan saying)

 

Underground nuclear testing, defoliation of the rain forests, toxic wasteÖLetís put it this way: if the world were a big apartment, we wouldnít get our deposit back. (John Ross)

 

We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap. (Kurt Vonnegut)

 

He who plants trees loves others besides himself. (English Proverb)

 

If you stand by the sea, it sounds like putting a shell to your ear.

 

It is horrifying that we have to fight our government to save the environment. (Ansel Adams)

 

There is no alternative to water. (Bumper sticker)

 

I think the world will be saved by millions of small things. (Pete Seeger)

 

(Sign on a cabin wall) If there is something you need that you donít see, please let me know, and Iíll show you how to do without it. (Richard Herman-Sun magazine)

 

When man invented the bicycle, he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for manís convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of manís brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle. (Elizabeth West)

 

Sponges grow in the ocean. This just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that did not happen. (Steven Wright)

 

Every time Iím in the woods, I feel like Iím in church. (Pete Seeger)

 

Increasingly, the world around us looks as if we hated it. (Alan Watts)

 

Iím optimistic about the future, but not about the future of this civilization. Iím optimistic about the civilization that will replace it. (James Baldwin)

 

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Natureís peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like falling leaves. (John Muir)

 

Directly after the Ice Age was the Age of Slush. (Sparrow)

 

In the long term, the economy and the environment are the same thing. If itís un-environmental, its un-economical. That is the rule of nature. (Mollie Beattie)

 

Humankind-despite its artistic pretensions, its sophistication, and its many accomplishments-owes its existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains. (Source Unknown)

 

It wasnít the Exxon Valdez captainís driving that caused the Alaskan spill. It was yours. (Greenpeace advertisement)

 

If we think of ourselves as coming out of the earth, rather than having been thrown in here from somewhere else, we see that we are the earth; we are the consciousness of the earth. These are the eyes of the earth. And this is the voice of the earth. (Joseph Campbell)

 

I do not know of a flowering plant that tastes good and is poisonous. Nature is not out to get you. (Euell Gibbons)

 

The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. (John Muir)

 

We have to excel at one of two things. Either we become good at planting in the Spring, or we learn how to beg in the Fall. (Jim Rohn)

 

I have the worldís largest collection of seashells. I keep it on all the beaches of the world. Perhaps youíve seen it. (Steven Wright)

 

To the extent that most of us are users and consumers of energy and a certain style of life, we are covertly giving the go-ahead to our government to protect those things for us. We must realize that inherent in every time you turn on the ignition or climb into a jet plane, you are in some way part of a chain of reinforcing six percent of the world thatís using about fifty percent of the natural resources. And thatís not fair. We canít play ďKing of the MountainĒ much longer. Weíre not respected by any of the poor people of the world at this point, because our humanitarian concerns have been overridden by our fear of loss of our ďKing of the MountainĒ status. (Ram Dass)

 

Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life. (Thomas Edison)

 

The average U.S. home contains more TVs than people. (Philís Phunny Phacts)

 

Eating primarily what can be grown or preserved locally will definitely result in a more limited menu, but the food we do have will not only taste better and be more nutritious; it will also not carry the invisible price tag of environmental destruction and a huge carbon footprint. (Sandor Katz)

 

Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesnít burn up any fossil fuel, doesnít pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance. (Margaret Mead)

 

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. (William Shakespeare)

 

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools. (John Muir)

 

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. (Albert Einstein)

 

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. (Joni Mitchell)

 

Every civilization reaches a moment of crisis. This crisis presents its challenge: smash or go on to higher things. So far no civilization has ever met this challenge successfully. History is the study of the bones of civilizations that failed, as the pterodactyl and the dinosaur failed. (Colin Wilson)

 

I am at two with nature. (Woody Allen)

 

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees. (David Letterman)

 

The earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, our home that must be defended like a holy relic. The earth was absolutely round. I believe I never knew what the word round meant until I saw the earth from space. (Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov)

 

Environment is Everything. (Bumper Sticker)

 

It is not necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paper work, and the other is nostalgia. (Frank Zappa)

 

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. (Native American Proverb)