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In the environmental movement, every time you ...
by David Suzuki

In the environmental movement, every time you lose a battle it's for good,
but our victories always seem to be temporary and we
keep fighting them over and over again.
- David Suzuki

We're in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and
everyone's arguing over where they're going to sit.
- David Suzuki

It's time we stopped ignoring the environment.
Let's not let another election go by without making this a high priority.
- David Suzuki

The voluntary approach to corporate social responsibility
has failed in many cases.
- David Suzuki

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Our personal consumer choices have ecological,
social, and spiritual consequences.
It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions
that underlie our lifestyles.
- David Suzuki

Education has failed in a very serious way to convey
the most important lesson science can teach:
skepticism.
- David Suzuki

We must reinvent a future free of blinders so that
we can choose from real options.
- David Suzuki

 

The human brain now holds the key to our future.
We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space:
a single entity in which air,
water, and continents are interconnected.
That is our home.
- David Suzuki

For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision.
I'm doing the right thing by the animals.
- Alexandra Paul

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
- Ted Turner

People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue.
- Michael Pollan

Under the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program,
homes are independently verified to be measurably more
energy efficient than average houses.
- Melissa Bean

We learned that economic growth and environmental protection
can and should go hand in hand.
- Christopher Dodd

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most
effective tool we have to repair the environmental
harm that is causing a species to decline.
- Norm Dicks

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

Pushing production out of America to nations without
our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
- Frank Murkowski

Population, when unchecked, goes on doubling itself
every 25 years or increases in a geometrical ratio.
- Thomas Malthus

Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists)
the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything.
- Dixie Lee Ray

By polluting clear water with slime you will never
find good drinking water.
- Aeschylus

All is connected...
no one thing can change by itself.
- Paul Hawken

When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal.
When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Birds are indicators of the environment.
If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
- Roger Tory Peterson

Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades
pandering to environmental extremists.
The policies they have put in place are in large part
responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today.
We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years.
- Marsha Blackburn

No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.
- Garrett Hardin

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

If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney,
judge, jury, and hangman.
- Luther Burbank

I don't think we're going to save anything if we go
around talking about saving plants and animals only;
we've got to translate that into what's in it for us.
- Jim Fowler

You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
- Donella Meadows

I think the cost of energy will come down when we make
this transition to renewable energy.
- Al Gore

Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who
make a living from the land and for those of us who
use them for recreational purposes.
- Cathy McMorris

When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment,
it will be done!
- Dennis Weaver

I see humanity now as one vast plant,
needing for its highest fulfillment only love,
the natural blessings of the great outdoors,
and intelligent crossing and selection.
- Luther Burbank

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend;
you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
- Aldo Leopold

If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20
to 30 times more land for food than we have now.
- James Lovelock

Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment.
Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium.
- Paul Tsongas

We must return to nature and nature's god.
- Luther Burbank

It is absolutely imperative that we protect,
preserve and pass on this genetic heritage for man
and every other living thing in as good a condition as we received it.
- David R. Brower

Why has it seemed that the only way to protect the
environment is with heavy-handed government regulation?
- Gale Norton

Environmental degradation, overpopulation,
refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements,
and organized crime are worldwide problems that don't
stop at a nation's borders.
- Warren Christopher

I firmly believe that we can have a healthy environment
and a sustainable timber industry.
- Frank Murkowski

Within 10 years it will be impossible to travel to
the North Pole by dog team.
There will be too much open water.
- Will Steger

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?
- Robert Redford

In a finite world this means that the per capita share
of the world's goods must steadily decrease.
- Garrett Hardin

The government should set a goal for a clean environment
but not mandate how that goal should be implemented.
- Dixie Lee Ray

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the
quality of the environment,
is to get everybody involved.
- Richard Rogers

Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that
our growing economy needs without increasing emissions.
This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.
- Michael Burgess

Every time I have some moment on a seashore,
or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest,
I think this is why the environment has to be preserved.
- Bill Bradley

In today's world, it is no longer unimaginable to think
that business can operate -
and even thrive -
in an environmentally-friendly manner.
- Olympia Snowe

I did not become a vegetarian for my health,
I did it for the health of the chickens.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

There is no place where we can safely store worn-out
reactors or their garbage.
No place!
- David R. Brower

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind,
they are called vandals; if they destroy something
irreplaceable made by God,
they are called developers.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

People blame their environment.
There is only one person to blame - and only one -
themselves.
- Robert Collier

If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy,
it will in the end not produce food,
either.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

I think the government has to reposition environment
on top of their national and international priorities.
- Brian Mulroney

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy,
we go out and wreck something with it.
- David R. Brower

Unless we keep this planet healthy, everything else is for naught.
- Victoria Principal

Our world faces a true planetary emergency.
I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a
challenge to the moral imagination.
- Al Gore

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.
- Garrett Hardin

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth,
for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her,
and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
- Sitting Bull

Local innovation and initiative can help us better
understand how to protect our environment.
- Gale Norton

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
- Aldo Leopold

I can find God in nature, in animals,
in birds and the environment.
- Pat Buckley

Industry is fortune's right hand, and frugality its left.
- John Ray

A knowledgeable and courageous U.S.
president could help enormously in leading the world's
nations toward saving the climate.
- Donella Meadows

Not all is doom and gloom.
We are beginning to understand the natural world and
are gaining a reverence for life -
all life.
- Roger Tory Peterson

We don't have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.
- Dennis Weaver

I consider myself to have been the bridge between the
shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching.
Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds
was to shoot them and stuff them.
- Roger Tory Peterson

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.
- Maurice Strong

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.
- Jacob Bronowski


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