A Quote by William McDonough on sustainability, conscious business, conscious capitalism, business, eco-efficient, eco-effective, and ecology

Peter Drucker has pointed out that it is a manager's job to "do things right." It is an executive's job to make sure "the right things" get done. Even the most rigorous eco-efficient business paradigm does not challenge basic practices and methods: a shoe, building, factory, car, or shampoo can remain fundamentally ill-designed even as the materials and processes involved in its manufacture become more "efficient." Our concept of eco-effectiveness means working on the right things -- on the right products and services and systems -- instead of making the wrong things less bad. Once you are doing the right things, then doing them "right," with the help of efficiency among other tools, makes perfect sense.

William McDonough

Source: Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

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A Quote by Stewart Udall on air, water, wilderness, wildlife, environment, earth, green, and ecology

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.

Stewart Udall (1920 -)


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A Quote by Louis J. Glickman on louis glickman, investment, investing, earth, world, planet, ecology, and environment

The best investment on earth is earth.

Louis Glickman


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A Quote by Wendell Berry on earth, belonging, togetherness, green, environment, ecology, and world

The Earth is what we all have in common.

Wendell Berry (1934 -)


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A Quote by H. G. Wells on h g wells, human race, bicycle, environment, ecology, earth, world, and planet

When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.

H. G. Wells


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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on planet, environment, earth, henry david thoreau, ecology, and green

What is the use of a house, if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)


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A Quote by H.R.H. Prince El Hassan Bin Talal on ecology, peace, climate, and security

The sun-belt and the technology belt can become very powerful when they begin to understand themselves as a community: a community of energy, water and climate security; a community for their common future.

H.R.H. Prince El Hassan Bin Talal

Source: Address for World Energy Dialogue, Hannover Messe, April 2006

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A Quote by Aldo Leopold on land, earth, ecology, and ethics

That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics.

Aldo Leopold

Source: Encarta

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on vegan, love, ecology, vegetarianism, eating, and murder

Flesh eating is unprovoked murder.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Ben Franklin on vegan, compassion, spirituality, soul, god, justice, ethics, love, environment, and ecology

Ben Franklin

When a human being kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice. Man prays for mercy, but is unwilling to extend it to others. Why then should man expect mercy from God? It is unfair to expect something that you are not willing to give.

Ben Franklin

Source: Ben Franklin

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