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

Tags: Good, Water  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

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

Tags: Fight, Government  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

The environment is everything that isn't me.

 ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Much of the debate over global warming is predicated on fear, rather than science.

Tags: Fear, Science  ✍ Author: James Inhofe

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

Tags: God, Mankind  ✍ Author: Joseph Wood Krutch

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

Tags: Beauty, Food  ✍ Author: Joseph Wood Krutch

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.

Tags: God, Him  ✍ Author: Joseph Wood Krutch

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.

Tags: Peace, Today  ✍ Author: Wangari Maathai

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

Tags: Change, Doubt  ✍ Author: Margaret Mead

What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.

Tags: Society, Won  ✍ Author: Margaret Mead

Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

Tags: Heart, Nature  ✍ Author: John Muir

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.

Tags: Cannot, God  ✍ Author: John Muir

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.

Tags: Else, Try  ✍ Author: John Muir

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.

Tags: Good, Nature  ✍ Author: John Muir

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

Tags: Mankind, Radical  ✍ Author: Dixie Lee Ray

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

Tags: Goal, Government  ✍ Author: Dixie Lee Ray

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

Tags: Hand, Left  ✍ Author: John Ray

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?

Tags: Put, Security  ✍ Author: Robert Redford

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.

Tags: God, Men  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose.

Tags: Attention, Purpose  ✍ Author: William Bartram

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

Tags: Energy, Star  ✍ Author: Melissa Bean

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.

Tags: Past, Today  ✍ Author: Marsha Blackburn

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.

Tags: Time, Why  ✍ Author: Bill Bradley

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.

Tags: Life, Time  ✍ Author: Jacob Bronowski

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.

Tags: Good, Living  ✍ Author: David R. Brower
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It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy, we go out and wreck something with it.

Tags: Energy, Time  ✍ Author: David R. Brower

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

Tags: Place, Store  ✍ Author: David R. Brower

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

Tags: God, Nature  ✍ Author: Jeff Buckley

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.

Tags: Away, Mother  ✍ Author: Emma Bull

We must return to nature and nature's god.

Tags: God, Nature  ✍ Author: Luther Burbank

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.

Tags: Great, Love  ✍ Author: Luther Burbank

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

Tags: Judge, Nature  ✍ Author: Luther Burbank

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

Tags: Help, Power  ✍ Author: Michael Burgess

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

Tags: Nation, Problems  ✍ Author: Warren Christopher

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

Tags: Blame, Themselves  ✍ Author: Toni Collette

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

Tags: Education, Life  ✍ Author: Barry Commoner

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

Tags: American, Wanted  ✍ Author: Barry Commoner

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

Tags: After, War  ✍ Author: Barry Commoner

Take air quality in the United States today: It's about 30 percent better than it was 25 years ago, even though there are now more people driving more cars.

Tags: Though, Today  ✍ Author: Jared Diamond

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.

Tags: Act, Effective  ✍ Author: Norm Dicks

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

Tags: Growth, Learned  ✍ Author: Christopher Dodd

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.

Tags: Save, Talking  ✍ Author: Jim Fowler

The time is right for electric cars - in fact the time is critical.

Tags: Fact, Time  ✍ Author: Carlos Ghosn

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

Tags: Challenge, True  ✍ Author: Al Gore

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

Tags: Energy, Transition  ✍ Author: 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.

Tags: Public, Why  ✍ Author: Garrett Hardin

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

Tags: Able, Means  ✍ Author: Garrett Hardin

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

Tags: Means, Share  ✍ Author: Garrett Hardin

All is connected... no one thing can change by itself.

Tags: Change, Connected  ✍ Author: Ethan Hawke

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.

Tags: Sense, True  ✍ Author: Ethan Hawke

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.

Tags: Human, Path  ✍ Author: Ethan Hawke

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.

Tags: Between, Men  ✍ Author: Aldo Leopold

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

Tags: Cannot, Friend  ✍ Author: Aldo Leopold

I'm very concerned for the future of the earth and its amazing creatures. We've got to be careful and make sure we don't foul our own nest.

Tags: Amazing, Future  ✍ Author: John Lithgow

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

Tags: Food, Times  ✍ Author: James Lovelock

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

Tags: Goes, Population  ✍ Author: Thomas Malthus

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.

Tags: Healthy, Living  ✍ Author: Cathy McMorris

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

Tags: Fool, May  ✍ Author: Donella Meadows

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

Tags: Help, President  ✍ Author: Donella Meadows

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

Tags: Government, Priorities  ✍ Author: Brian Mulroney

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

Tags: Healthy, Industry  ✍ Author: Frank Murkowski

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

Tags: America, Nations  ✍ Author: Frank Murkowski

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

Tags: Help, Understand  ✍ Author: Gale Norton

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

Tags: Government, Why  ✍ Author: Gale Norton

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

Tags: Decision, Ethical  ✍ Author: Alexandra Paul

I had never been able to get a car that said how much I cared about the environment until I drove electric.

Tags: Car, Said  ✍ Author: Alexandra Paul

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

Tags: Soon, Trouble  ✍ Author: Roger Tory Peterson

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

Tags: Life, Understand  ✍ Author: Roger Tory Peterson

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.

Tags: Between, Stuff  ✍ Author: Roger Tory Peterson

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

Tags: Food, Understand  ✍ Author: Kevin Pollak

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

Tags: Else, Keep  ✍ Author: Victoria Principal

We can have technology, prosperity, nice homes and cars, but at the same time we must be conscious of what we are dumping into the water, the air and our food.

Tags: Food, Time  ✍ Author: Kevin Richardson

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

Tags: Everybody, Forward  ✍ Author: Richard Rogers

I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.

Tags: Become, Health  ✍ Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

Tags: Business, Today  ✍ Author: Olympia Snowe

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

Tags: Impossible, Travel  ✍ Author: Lincoln Steffens

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.

Tags: After, Words  ✍ Author: Maurice Strong

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.

Tags: Children, True  ✍ Author: Paul Tsongas

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

Tags: Father, Might  ✍ Author: Ted Turner

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

Tags: Done, Realize  ✍ Author: Dennis Weaver

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

Tags: Sacrifice, Strong  ✍ Author: Dennis Weaver

We must move away from our dependency on fossil fuels, and I am glad that GM has invested over $1 billion in hydrogen fuel cells cars to meet this goal.

Tags: Away, Goal  ✍ Author: Albert Wynn

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