Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


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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


By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water.

- Aeschylus


I thought I was gonna be an attorney, so I went to Dartmouth and I was a government major and I minored in environmental policy, and I didn't do anything academically around the arts.

- Aisha Tyler

Think Cost

I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy.

- Al Gore


Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a challenge to the moral imagination.

- Al Gore


The environment is everything that isn't me.

- Albert Einstein

Away Fuel

We must move away from our dependency on fossil fuels, and I am glad that GM has invested over $1 billion in hydrogen fuel cells cars to meet this goal.

- Albert Wynn

Men Harmony

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.

- Aldo Leopold

Harmony Like

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.

- Aldo Leopold

Will Very

The North Pole will be ice-free during summer in years to come, and that itself will put the Arctic Sea basin on a very high risk of... environmental disasters that might be there.

- Aleqa Hammond


If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you.

- Alex Trebek


For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision. I'm doing the right thing by the animals.

- Alexandra Paul

Been Drove

I had never been able to get a car that said how much I cared about the environment until I drove electric.

- Alexandra Paul


Energy cogeneration on Capitol Hill makes economic and environmental sense and should be pursued for those reasons.

- Ander Crenshaw

Medical Fact

We need to accept the seemingly obvious fact that a toxic environment can make people sick and that no amount of medical intervention can protect us. The health care community must become a powerful political lobby for environmental policy and legislation.

- Andrew Weil

Big Shop

The Body Shop Foundation is run by our staff and supports social activism and environmental activism. We don't tend to support big agencies.

- Anita Roddick

Aware Which

We are aware only of the empty space in the forest, which only yesterday was filled with trees.

- Anna Freud


There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.

- Annie Dillard

More Always

My lens of choice was always the 35 mm. It was more environmental. You can't come in closer with the 35 mm.

- Annie Leibovitz


It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

- Ansel Adams


At the same time the folk boom was happening, the civil rights movement was happening, the anti-war movement was happening, the ban the bomb movement was happening, the environmental movement was happening. There was suddenly a generation ready to change the course of history.

- Arlo Guthrie

Through Laws

Many environmental advocates argue that agricultural pollution will be reduced only through stronger federal laws.

- Charles Duhigg

Feel About

It's obvious nonsense, but it makes nice people feel good about themselves to do their bit for the planet. It's vanity of a grotesque kind to believe that mankind, and our 'carbon footprint', has more impact on the future of Earth than Nature, which bends our planet to its will, as it sees fit.

- Charles Saatchi


I don't know anything about propaganda for Chinese reunification. I only know about charity and environmental work. I just want to do good.

- Chen Guangbiao


We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand.

- Christopher Dodd

Part Larger

There is no larger collective-action problem than the environment. The three biggest lies of the environmental movement is that every little bit helps, you can do your part, and together we can do it.

- Clay Shirky


The environment has fallen to the wayside in politics.

- Craig Venter


Yet, despite our many advances, our environment is still threatened by a range of problems, including global climate change, energy dependence on unsustainable fossil fuels, and loss of biodiversity.

- Dan Lipinski


The hydrogen powered car, with its high fuel mileage and zero emission rate, is just one example of the products under development that will help increase our energy independence.

- Dan Lipinski

Fact Import

The high prices also highlight the fact that the U.S. is too heavily dependent on fossil fuels that we import from unstable parts of the world. To protect our national security, we must become more energy secure.

- Dan Lipinski

Racism Fact

If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism - about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica.

- Danny Glover

Doing Next

It's coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It's not just climate change; it's sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now.

- David Attenborough

Holy Lives

Ecosystems are holy. The word "environmental" is a deadly compromise itself. It's a policy word that lives only in the head, and barely there.

- David James Duncan


There is no place where we can safely store worn-out reactors or their garbage. No place!

- David R. Brower


From year to year, environmental changes are incremental and often barely register in our lives, but from evolutionary or geological perspectives, what is happening is explosive change.

- David Suzuki

Death South

To be clear, climate change is a true 800 pound gorilla in the room. The effects of global warming threaten global environmental upheaval over the coming century. But for South Florida and the Everglades, it could be our death knell if urgent action is not taken.

- Debbie Wasserman Schultz


The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it.

- Jim Fowler

Think Going

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.

- Jim Fowler

Trust Maybe

This Bush administration has a growing credibility gap, maybe even a credibility chasm, on environmental policy. The President has lost the trust of the American people when it comes to the environment.

- Jim Jeffords

Work Want

I want to work on environmental issues.

- Jimmy Gomez

Issue Looked

I tell my environmental friends that they have won. Every issue we look at from an energy perspective is now also looked at from an environmental perspective.

- Joe Barton


I would point out that if you're a believer in the Bible, one would have to say the Great Flood is an example of climate change and that certainly wasn't because mankind had overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy.

- Joe Barton

Here About

Our land-healing ministry really is about cultivating relationships: between the people, the loving stewards, and the ecology of a place, what I call the environmental umbilical that we're nurturing here.

- Joel Salatin

Being Been

It really disturbs me that the environmental movement has been co-opted by creation-worshippers instead of being encouraged by the Creator-worshippers.

- Joel Salatin


But my point is that you design something in the end that precludes any unhealthy trading practices that are not going to serve your environmental or your economic objectives but now is not the time to do it.

- John Anderson

Becoming Use

A majority of American citizens are now becoming skeptical of the claim that our carbon footprints, resulting from our use of fossil fuels, are going to lead to climatic calamities. But governments are not yet listening to the citizens.

- John Coleman


Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.

- John Dewey


Green-tech could be the largest economic opportunity of the 21st Century.

- John Doerr


Mother Nature comes up against reality, and the reality is that the system doesn't work.

- John Garamendi

Tied Issue

I assume we will have figured out a way to efficiently utilize solar energy and tied that to an efficient way to use nuclear energy in such a way that it doesn't pose a serious environmental issue.

- John Hickenlooper

Want Telling

We don't want the federal government coming in and telling us how to do our environmental remediation or how we're going to do our healthcare.

- John Hickenlooper

Focus Banner

Even as we continue to carry the banner of civil rights and environmental justice, we've also got to focus on many, many people - for them, life starts with a good job.

- John Hickenlooper

Large Costs

It is economically irrational to exclude large environmental costs from the balance sheets of the producers and the consumers. You are only kidding yourself if you export those costs on to society as a whole.

- John Holdren

World Given

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.

- John James Audubon

Sure Very

I'm very concerned for the future of the earth and its amazing creatures. We've got to be careful and make sure we don't foul our own nest.

- John Lithgow

Week Away

Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

- John Muir

Pick Hitched

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.

- John Muir

May Harm

Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.

- John Muir

Mother Sweet

Mother Nature is not sweet.

- John Shelby Spong

New Rough

Environmental activists in the rough Antarctic seas have launched a new tool in the fight to stop a Japanese operation to kill hundreds of whales: remote-controlled drones.

- Jonathan Franklin

Mankind Made

If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers.

- Joseph Wood Krutch

Joy Either

If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.

- Joseph Wood Krutch

Like Spill

The BP spill was the greatest environmental catastrophe in U.S. history. Yet somehow, gas companies like BP and Halliburton ran interference on reporting that story.

- Josh Fox

New New Way

A social impact bond is a new way of bringing financing into social and environmental support issues.

- Judith Rodin

Like Sources

If we don't continue to pursue alternative, emissions-free energy sources like nuclear fuel, we are at risk of increasing our dependence on costly natural gas.

- Judy Biggert

My Life Been

I've been a philanthropist for all my life, and... I've had many involvements in humanitarian and environmental issues.

- Julian Lennon

Scarcity Our

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

Planet Using

We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one. There can be no 'plan B' because there is no 'planet B.'

- Ban Ki-moon

New Add

We have fought for social justice. We have fought for economic justice. We have fought for environmental justice. We have fought for criminal justice. Now we must add a new fight - the fight for electoral justice.

- Barbara Boxer


Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.

- Barry Commoner

Die Crisis

The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production - in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation - essential as they are, make people sick and die.

- Barry Commoner


The environmental crisis is a global problem, and only global action will resolve it.

- Barry Commoner

Simple Which

Environmental quality was drastically improved while economic activity grew by the simple expedient of removing lead from gasoline - which prevented it from entering the environment.

- Barry Commoner


My entry into the environmental arena was through the issue that so dramatically - and destructively - demonstrates the link between science and social action: nuclear weapons.

- Barry Commoner

Made Opposed

In every case, the environmental hazards were made known only by independent scientists, who were often bitterly opposed by the corporations responsible for the hazards.

- Barry Commoner

Art Firmly

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.

- Barry Commoner


Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.

- Barry Commoner


By adopting the control strategy, the nation's environmental program has created a built-in antagonism between environmental quality and economic growth.

- Barry Commoner


I'm sad that it's uncool or offensive to talk about environmental or human rights issues.

- Grimes


You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition.

- Gro Harlem Brundtland


More than ever before, there is a global understanding that long-term social, economic, and environmental development would be impossible without healthy families, communities, and countries.

- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Still Pole

Environmental scientists in Canada said it was impossible for me to get to the Pole in 2004... I said 'no,' it's still OK, and I can still get there, and I did.

- Ben Saunders

More Like

Like I said, I'm more worried long term about the environmental issues then the use of arms.

- Hans Blix

Think Some

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


Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority.

- Bill Gates

Think Issue

Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.

- Bill Nye

Sky Waste

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.

- Henry David Thoreau


Fracking has been used for more than 60 years to successfully drill over a million oil and gas wells in the U.S. Nonetheless, the prevailing mythology on the radical left is that the technology is 'poisoning our children' by polluting the water we drink and the air we breathe.

- Bob Beauprez

Green Either

The future will either be green or not at all.

- Bob Brown


Economic growth and environmental protection are not at odds. They're opposite sides of the same coin if you're looking at longer-term prosperity.

- Henry Paulson

Work More

Every global concern - economic, environmental or security-related - can be addressed more effectively when the U.S. and China work together.

- Henry Paulson

Deal Laws

To deal with these problems - of world population and hunger, of peace, of energy and mineral resources, of environmental pollution, of poverty - we must broaden and deepen our knowledge of nature's laws, and we must broaden and deepen our understanding of the laws of human behavior.

- Herbert A. Simon


It is extremely important to me that the social and environmental issues associated with the production of fashion clothing are addressed.

- Bonnie Wright

Deep Litter

In 'Sidney's Comet,' thanks to all the consumerism, all the garbage had to be put in deep space, even though we're not supposed to litter the cosmos - that was an environmental message. Although it was funny, it had an important message.

- Brian Herbert


I think the government has to reposition environment on top of their national and international priorities.

- Brian Mulroney

Fact Some

In fact, because of their connection to the land, farmers do more to protect and preserve our environment than almost anyone else. They are some of the best environmentalists around.

- Ike Skelton

Effort Big

I really believe in the environmental movement right now - it only takes a little effort to make a big difference.

- Brooke Burke


I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.

- Isaac Bashevis Singer


The time is right for electric cars - in fact the time is critical.

- Carlos Ghosn

Die Career

You will die but the carbon will not; its career does not end with you. It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time, sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life.

- Jacob Bronowski