A Quote by Ray Anderson on environment, green, environmentalism, ethics, and progress

So, this thing called environmentalism is not new and not left-wing whacko. It dates from way back. Though religious conservatives prefer to call it “creation care”, it’s the same thing. It is an apolitical extension of a very long-term progression in the definition of what’s the right thing to do. Progress may occur in fits and starts with occasional setbacks, but the direction in environmental ethics is well established. There is an inevitability that goes hand-in-glove with the maturing of a species – a growing sense of right and wrong, extending to all of creation, including one of humankind’s most pervasive inventions: the industrial system and its built environment.

Ray Anderson

Source: GNH 2: Ray Anderson Keynote: http://gpiatlantic.org/conference/proceedings/anderson.htm

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A Quote by Gerald Durrell on environment, earth, pollution, and suicide

 Erosion, desertification, and pollution have become our lot.  It is a weird form of suicide, for we are bleeding our planet to death.

Gerald Durrell

Source: GAIA; an atlas of planet management., Pages: 8

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A Quote by Yvon Chouinard on business, environment, conscious capitalism, and sustainability

What they don't realize is that I'm not in the business to make clothes. I'm not in the business to make more money for myself, for Christ's sake. This is the reason Patagonia exists -- to put into action the recommendations I read about in books to avoid environmental collapse. That's the reason I'm in business -- to try to clean up our own act, and try to influence other companies to do the right thing, and try to influence our customers to do the right thing. So we're not going to change. They can go buy from somewhere else if they don't like it.

Yvon Chouinard

Source: Grist: Don't Get Mad, Get Yvon: http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2004/10/22/little-chouinard/

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A Quote by Carter Roberts on environment, business, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility

My vision for saving the planet holds that you not only need to work with communities and governments but also the forces … that are driven largely by business. We will fail if we don’t change the behavior of business and how it touches the places we care about.

Carter Roberts

Source: Stanford GSB News: Social Responsibility Is Now a Business Imperative: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/headlines/VonGugel_Roberts.html

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A Quote by Carter Roberts on business, environment, products, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability

It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, the supply chain will include products from all around the world. Whether we’re talking about fabric made in China, soybeans grown in the Amazon, palm oil harvested in Indonesia, biofuels created in Africa—companies will have to know how their products and the raw materials they use in their operations are affecting places, people, biodiversity, and the environment.

Carter Roberts

Source: Stanford GSB News: Social Responsibility Is Now a Business Imperative: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/headlines/VonGugel_Roberts.html

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A Quote by Jeffrey Hollender on optimism, environment, business, insurance, global warming, climate change, and sustainability

Yes, I am optimistic about the environment. If you assume business is exerting the most negative influence on the environment and also has the possibility to impact it positively, there are a bunch of forces that are impacting business that are fundamentally different from the situation 3 or 4 years ago. There are pressures to be transparent that just didn't exist before and these pressures are coming from unlikely places, such as the insurance industry. In the most recent issue of The Ecologist, the editorial asked what is having the most positive impact on global warming. The answer is the insurance industry. Unlike the current administration, the insurance industry has made its mind up for reasons of self-preservation. For purely pragmatic reasons, they are increasing pressure on big business to reduce C02 emissions. In a similar way in Europe, the Association of Insurers has concluded that increased transparency is critical to understand the risk that an insurance company has in insuring a company. That pressure to provide that transparency in and of itself can cause change.

Jeffrey Hollender

Source: The Green Guide: Interview with Jeffrey Hollender: http://www.thegreenguide.com/doc/102/hollender

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A Quote by Ray Anderson on work, business, conscious business, good business, conscious capitalism, job, and environment

I used to think that my job didn't have anything to do with the environment. Then I realized that my job, as well as everyone else's job, impacts the environment in some way. And now advocating for sustainability has become my No. 1 responsibility.

Ray Anderson

Source: Grist: Ray Matter: http://www.grist.org/comments/interactivist/2004/11/08/anderson/

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A Quote by Al Gore on al gore, environment, green, and global warming

"If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together." We have to go far. Quickly.

Al Gore (1948 -)

Source: Al Gore's speach after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize

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A Quote by Akiko Busch on conscious consumption, waste reduction, environment, wise consumer, and minimalism

Make less, buy less, use less, throw away less.

Akiko Busch

Source: "Reflections on Consumption and Minimalism" in Business Week

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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 -)

Source: http://www.thehungersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces;jsessionid=3A4F6BF48E34E99A2A9916633F0184E7.ctgProd04?siteId=4&link=ctg_trs_home_from_ths_home_sitenav

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