Sustainability Quotes

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Environmental Sustainability Quotes and Sayings
Environmental Sustainability Quotes and Sayings

Ending is better than mending.
Aldous Huxley

If we are going to start calling industrial corn sustainable, then we might as well say that petroleum is a renewable resource if you're willing to wait long enough.
Catherine Friend

We cannot hope to create a sustainable culture with any but sustainable souls.
Derrick Jensen

You maybe able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
Donella Meadows

Sustainable change, after all, depends not upon compliance with external mandates or blind adherence to regulation, but rather upon the pursuit of the greater good.
Douglas Reeves

Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible - or even sinful - that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes!
Dr. Paul MacCready, Jr.

The great challenge of the twenty-first century is to raise people everywhere to a decent standard of living while preserving as much of the rest of life as possible.
Edward O. Wilson

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.

Live at Home
George Washington Carver

Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps full the dinner pail is valuable.
George Washington Carver

People 'over-produce' pollution because they are not paying for the costs of dealing with it.
Ha-Joon Chang

Consume less; share better.
Herve Kempf

We need to defend the interests of those whom we've never met and never will.
Jeffrey D. Sachs

The energy and daring is to resist the noes, until the final yes has been achieved.
Jeffery D. Sachs

It shouldn't be the consumer's responsibility to figure out what's cruel and what's kind, what's environmentally destructive and what's sustainable. Cruel and destructive food products should be illegal. We don't need the option of buying children's toys made with lead paint, or aerosols with chlorofluorocarbons, or medicines with unlabeled side effects. And we don't need the option of buying factory-farmed animals.
Jonathan Safran Foer

We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.
Mark Twain

That's human nature. Nobody does anything until it's too late.
Michael Crichton

Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we.
Michel de Montaigne

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb

We are such spendthrifts with our lives, the trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I’m not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out.
Paul Newman

Forests and meat animals compete for the same land. The prodigious appetite of the affluent nations for meat means that agribusiness can pay more than those who want to preserve or restore the forest. We are, quite literally, gambling with the future of our planet – for the sake of hamburgers
Peter Singer (Animal Liberation)

Every profession bears the responsibility to understand the circumstances that enable its existence.
Robert Gutman

There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.
Robert Orten

The future will be green, or not at all. This truth lies at the heart of humankind's most pressing challenge: to learn to live in harmony with the Earth on a genuinely sustainable basis.
Sir Jonathon Porritt

We're reaching the point where the Earth will have to end the burden we've placed on her, if we don't lift the burden ourselves.
Steven M. Greer

Manufacturers have long chosen plastic for their products on the basis of price and functionality., But creating a more sustainable relationship with plastics will require a new dexterity on our part. It will require us to think about the entire life cycle of the products we create and use.
Susan Freinkel

Western civilization is a loaded gun pointed at the head of this planet.
Terence McKenna

Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find.
Time Magazine Quote

All the human and animal manure which the world wastes, if returned to the land, instead of being thrown into the sea, would suffice to nourish the world.
Victor Hugo

Can we actually suppose that we are wasting, polluting, and making ugly this beautiful land for the sake of patriotism and the love of God? Perhaps some of us would like to think so, but in fact this destruction is taking place because we have allowed ourselves to believe, and to live, a mated pair of economic lies: that nothing has a value that is not assigned to it by the market; and that the economic life of our communities can safely be handed over to the great corporations.
Wendell Berry