Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
"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"
"A knowledgeable and courageous U.S. president could help enormously in leading the world's nations toward saving the climate"
"We won't have a society if we destroy the environment"
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has"
"People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame - and only one - themselves"
"Unless we keep this planet healthy, everything else is for naught"
"For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision. I'm doing the right thing by the animals"
"Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy"
"Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a challenge to the moral imagination"
"I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy"
"We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand"
"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"
"I think the government has to reposition environment on top of their national and international priorities"
"I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement"
"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?"
"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"
"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"
"Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements, and organized crime are worldwide problems that don't stop at a nation's borders"
"We don't have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment"
"When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done!"
"If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20 to 30 times more land for food than we have now"
"Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art"
"Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it"
"No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means"
"In a finite world this means that the per capita share of the world's goods must steadily decrease"
"Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything"
"Not all is doom and gloom. We are beginning to understand the natural world and are gaining a reverence for life - all life"
"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"
"Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble"