"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?"
"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
"The packaging for a microwavable “microwave” dinner is programmed for a shelf life of maybe six months, a cook time of two minutes and a landfill dead- time of centuries."
"Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature."
Dennis Gabor (Back in 1964)
"Every day is Earth Day."
"When the well's dry, we know the worth of water."
- Benjamin Franklin, (1706 - 1790), Poor Richard's Almanac.
"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed."
- Mohandas K. Gandhi quoted in EF Schumacher, Smallis Beautiful.
"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew."
Marshall McLuhan, 1964
"There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use."
- Mother Teresa (1910-1997), A Gift forGod, 1975.
"There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet."
- Brooke Medicine Eagle
"Nature’s laws affirm instead of prohibit. If you violate her laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman."
- Luther Burbank
"It is not man the ecological crisis threatens to destroy, but the quality of human life."
- RenÃ© Dubos
"Our modern industrial economy takes a mountain covered with trees, lakes, and running streams and transforms it into a mountain of junk, garbage, slime pits, and debris."
"The most unhappy thing about conservation is that it is never permanent. If we save a priceless woodland today, it is threatened from another quarter tomorrow."
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
"Humanity is on the march, earth itself is left behind."
- David Ehrenfeld
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead
"After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world."
- Pam Shaw
"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
- John Muir
"We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive."
- Albert Einstei
"Save the world, save our lives"
"A Good Planet Is Hard to Find"
"Think green, Go green, Live green"
"Save water, save life"
"Love our earth, love life"
"Save the planet"
"Reduce, Reuse and Recycle"