The earth is what we all have in common.
-Wendell Berry, Author, farmer, cultural critic
There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.
-Marshall McLuhan Communications theorist, educator, philosopher
To have dominion over all creation does not imply unrestrained exploitation. We are to treat creation as the Creator would, not from our own selfish consumption but for the good of all creation.
-Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ, Former Superior General
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
-Chief Seattle, 1855
It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family, to support its weaker members and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.
There would be very little point in my exhausting myself and other conservationist themselves in trying to protect animals and habitats if we weren't at the same time raising young people to be better stewards.
-Dr. Jane Goodall Primatologist, ethnologists and anthropologist
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
-Native American Proverb
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.
-Cree Indian Proverb
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet. It must be this voice that is telling me to do something, and I am sure it's the same voice that is speaking to everybody on this planet - at least everybody who seems to be concerned about the fate of the world, the fate of this planet.
-Wangari Maathai Noble Peace prize winner, Deputy Minister of Environment, founder Green Belt movement in Kenya.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
-Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect, 1867-1959