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Environmental Education Quotes

"In the long term, the economy and the environment are the same thing. If it is unenvironmental it is uneconomical. That is the rule of nature"- Mollie Beattie

 "One way or another, the choice will be made by our generation, but it will affect life on earth for all generations to come"- Lester Brown

 "In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught"-Babe Dioum

 "The more clearly we focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction"-Rachel Carson

 "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."-Edward Abbey

 "According to new research emerging from many quarters that our continued devotion to growth above all is, on balance, making our lives worse, both collectively and individually"-Bill McKibben

 "Global sustainability will be the driving force changing the way we work and live in the 21st century"-RMIT University

 "This is the basic healing that we need now across our country ... We are getting to know each other again. This is the stuff of our new economy. It will grow and we wont let it go this time"- Rev. Billy

 "I dream of a child who will ask, Mother, what was war"- from the Split This Rock collaborative collage poem

 "Im writing a column about rhododendrons right now. And I think my conclusion is going to be not to plant rhododendrons. We have heated our way out of the rhododendron zone"-Tara Dillard

 "Its a job thats never started that takes the longest to finish"-J.R.R. Tolkien

 "My heart is moved by all I cannot save; so much has been destroyed. I have cast my lot with those who, age after age, perversely,With no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world"

 "Be grateful for high gas prices. Nothing else works"-Rona

 "No sustainable development, environmental harmony or lasting security will happen if we are unable to eradicate hunger and extreme inequality"-Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

 "Until now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature"-Dennis Gabor

 "There are those who would love each other if once they were to speak to each other; when they spoke they would discover their souls were separated by phantoms and delusions"-Ernesto Hello

 "It is no longer good enough to cry peace, we must act peace, live peace, and live in peace"-Shenandoah proverb

 "When we are firmly established in nonviolence, all beings around us cease to feel hostility. When we are firmly established in truthfulness, action accomplishes its desired end"-Yoga Sutras

 "The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children"-Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 "Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness"-Seneca

 "Renewable energy is proven technology, the price is dropping, the rest of the world is going that way, thats where our investment should be going as well"-Bob Brown

 "Modern technology Owes ecology An apology."-Alan M. Eddison

 "As important as it is to change the light bulbs, its more important to change the laws"-Al Gore

 "Because we dont think about future generations, they will never forget us."-Henrik Tikkanen

 "The future is determined by those who show up. If you dont get involved politically, you are trusting our future to people who may have a very different vision for your world"-Guy Dauncey

 "The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives"-Native American Proverb

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