Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.— John Ruskin
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The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it.
One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew i would never see it again?
No amount of outer technology, no amount of computers and biotechnology and nanotechnology is going to stop the continuation of warfare and racism and environmental destruction. What's called for on the Earth at this time is really a change of heart ... the question is really not the future of humanity, but the presence of eternity.
The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.
The absolute desire of 'having more' encourages the selfishness that destroys communal bonds among the children of God. It does so because the idolatry of riches prevents the majority from sharing the goods that the Creator has made for all, and in the all-possessing minority it produces an exaggerated pleasure in these goods.
There are forces in nature called Love and Hate.
The force of Love causes elements to be attracted to each other and to be built up into some particular form or person, and the force of Hate causes the decomposition of things.
Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.
Uniformity is not nature's way; diversity is nature's way.
Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed ... We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.
Just like a single cell, the character of our lives is determined not by our genes but by our responses to the environmental signals that propel life.
We are the most dangerous species of life on the planet, and every other species, even the earth itself, has cause to fear our power to exterminate. But we are also the only species which, when it chooses to do so, will go to great effort to save what it might destroy.
The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.
For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports.
The environment is where we all meet;
where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.
To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.
A man of wisdom delights in water.
The oceans deserve our respect and care, but you have to know something before you can care about it.
Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all.
It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.
As long as there are young men with the light of adventure in their eyes and a touch of wildness in their souls, rapids will be run.
You become what you do. How and what you become depends on environmental influence so you become who you hang around. Raise the standard your peers must meet and you'll raise your expectations of yourself. If your environment is not making you better, change it.
The greatest danger to our future is apathy.
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Speaking of a future at most only decades away, an experimenter in intelligence control asserted, “I foresee a time when we shall have the means and therefore, inevitably, the temptation to manipulate the behavior and intellectual functioning of all the people through environmental and biochemical manipulation of the brain.
Today, scientists sound the alarm on other environmental dangers.
Vested interests still hire their own scientists to confuse the issue. But in the end, nature, will not be fooled.
When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.
Whether fuel cell system development in central Oregon, wind power generation along the Columbia Gorge, or geothermal energy in southern Oregon, investing in new energy sources makes America more energy independent while creating good paying, environmentally friendly jobs.
Climate policy has almost nothing to do anymore with environmental protection, says the German economist and IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer. The next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the worlds resources will be negotiated.
We cannot cheat on DNA. We cannot get round photosynthesis. We cannot say I am not going to give a damn about phytoplankton. All these tiny mechanisms provide the preconditions of our planetary life. To say we do not care is to say in the most literal sense that "we choose death."
Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.
The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.
We are a part of everything that is beneath us, above us, and around us.
Our past is our present, our present is our future, and our future is seven generations past and present.
Overconsumption and overpopulation underlie every environmental problem we face today