If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
– Henry David Thoreau
I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.
– Pat Buckley
The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth.
– Marlee Matlin
Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
– Jacques Yves Cousteau
Every drop in the ocean counts.
– Yoko Ono
Environmental protection and economic development are not in conflict. Environmental protection is not a burden but a source for innovation. It can increase competition, create jobs, and lifts the economy.
– Chai Jing
Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.
– Ban Ki-moon
The future will either be green or not at all.
– Bob Brown
Climate change is the environmental challenge of this generation, and it is imperative that we act before it’s too late.
– John Delaney
Sadly, it’s much easier to create a desert than a forest.
– James Lovelock
The reality is gas prices should be much more expensive then they are because we’re not incorporating the true damage to the environment and the hidden costs of mining oil and transporting it to the U.S. Whenever you have an unpriced externality, you have a bit of a market failure, to the degree that eternality remains unpriced.
– Elon Musk
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
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
– William Ralph Inge
Ethanol is a premier, high performance fuel. It has tremendous environmental benefits and is a key component to energy independence for our country.
– Richard Lugar
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
Americans don’t pay much attention to environmental issues, because they aren’t sexy. I mean, cleaning up coal plants and reining in outlaw frackers is hugely important work, but it doesn’t get anybody’s pulse racing.
– Jeff Goodell
I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.
– Isaac Bashevis Singer
Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.
– Evo Morales
We firmly believe the environmental issues cannot be addressed without extensive public participation, but people need to be informed before they can get involved.
– Ma Jun
I think there’s a green side to John Kerry, if you like, that he’s an environmental activist. His record on the environment is as best as you have on a pro-environment record of anybody in the U.S. Senate.
– Douglas Brinkley
We don’t have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.
– Dennis Weaver
If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you.
– Alex Trebek
Environmental protection doesn’t happen in a vacuum. You can’t separate the impact on the environment from the impact on our families and communities.
– Jim Clyburn
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
The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.
– Richard Rogers
We are aware only of the empty space in the forest, which only yesterday was filled with trees.
– Anna Freud
Environmental disaster is the gravest threat to China’s continued development. That’s according to me, but it is not some wacko view.
– James Fallows
GM has never been about feeding the world or tackling environmental problems. It is and has always been about control of the global food economy by a tiny handful of giant corporations. It’s not wicked to question that process. It is wicked not to.
– Zac Goldsmith
Unless action is taken soon – unless we can display the same vision of that earlier period – we will lose the treasure of California’s open space and environmental beauty.
– Adam Schiff
A building that has great environmental responsibility is a political animal in a way because it becomes promotional of a cause. I think that kind of advocacy through architecture is really good.
– Antoine Predock