environmentalism

A Quote by Thom Yorke on politics, greed, economics, environmentalism, genocide, law, destruction, spiritual, sneakers, human rights, china, violation, malls, capitalism, tesco, hands, and dirty

"It's just the law governing western politics pure blind greed - economics is an unquestionable sacred law above all humane considerations (is this just me), it is a justification for slave labour, genocide, environmental and spiritual destruction. Everyone wants their cheap sneakers and bloody stupid keyrings and plasticware above all else, and are happy to leave China unchecked, happy to condone their blatant violation of human rights. After all how can we justify our cathedral-like shopping malls and rusting capitalist monoliths, other than finding the next oppressed population and get them on the payroll? "Thank you Tesco, thank you Tesco." All our hands are dirty."

Thom Yorke

Source: Talking about Tibet

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A Quote by Van Jones on environment, green, environmentalism, and earth

The time has come to move beyond eco-elitism to eco-populism.

Van Jones

Source: The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

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A Quote by Van Jones on humanity, life, environmentalism, ecology, and earth

The human family has invaluable friends and irreplaceable allies in the plant and animal worlds. We cannot continue to tug at the web of life without tearing a hole in the very fabric of our earthly existence--and eventually falling through that hole ourselves.

Van Jones

Source: The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

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A Quote by Van Jones on economy, environmentalism, community, planet, people, and recycling

The green economy should not just be about reclaiming throw-away stuff. It should be about reclaiming thrown-away communities. It should not just be about recycling things to give them a second life. We should also be gathering up people and giving them a second chance.

Van Jones

Source: The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on earth, humanity, life, environmentalism, spirituality, relationship, planet, gaia, and animals

The Great Work, now as we move into a new millennium, is to carry out the transition from a period of human devastation of the Earth to a period when humans would be present to the planet in a mutually beneficial manner.

The deepest cause of the present devastation is found in a mode of consciousness that has established a radical discontinuity between the human and other modes of being and the bestowal of all rights on the humans.

All human activities, professions, programs, and institutions must henceforth be judged primarily by the extent to which they inhibit, ignore, or foster a mutually enhancing human/Earth relationship.

Thomas Berry

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on earth, humanity, life, community, environmentalism, spirituality, relationship, planet, gaia, and animals

In reality, there is a single integral community of the Earth that includes all its component members whether human or other than human. In this community every being has its own role to fulfill, its own dignity, its own inner spontaneity. Every being has its own voice. Every being declares itself to the entire universe. Every being enters into communion with other beings.

In every phase of our imaginative, aesthetic, and emotional lives we are profoundly dependent on this larger context of the surrounding world.

Thomas Berry

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on earth, humanity, story, mystery, life, environmentalism, spirituality, relationship, planet, gaia, and animals

For peoples, generally, their story of the universe and the human role within the universe is their primary source of intelligibility and value. Only through this story of how the Universe came to be in the beginning and how it came to be as it is does a person come to appreciate the meaning of life or to derive the psychic energy needed to deal effectively with those crisis moments that occur in the life of the individual and in the life of the society. Such a story communicates the most sacred of mysteries. Our story not only interprets the past, it also guides and inspires our shaping of the future.

Thomas Berry

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on universe, love, planet, earth, humanity, ecology, environmentalism, and life

Our present urgency is to recover a sense of the primacy of the Universe as our fundamental context, and the primacy of the Earth as the matrix from which life has emerged and on which life depends. Recovering this sense is essential to establishing the framework for mutually enhancing human-Earth relations for the flourishing of life on the planet.

Thomas Berry

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A Quote by Sherman Alexie on environmentalism, paper, trees, politics, marriage, balance, and irony

"Boise Cascade," said the other Republican husband.
"Sierra Club," said his Democrat wife.
'Wait, wait," I said. "So one of you fights for trees and the other fights against trees?"
"No, no," he said. "We make the paper she writes on to file lawsuits against the paper we make."

Sherman Alexie

Source: Ten Little Indians

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A Quote by Sherman Alexie on environmentalism, vegetarianism, and poverty

For one thing, environmentalism is a luxury.  Just like being a vegetarian is a luxury. When you have to worry about eating - you're not going to be worried about where the food's coming from, or who made your shoes.  Poverty, whether planned or not planned, is a way of making environmentalism moot. Even this discussion is a luxury.

Sherman Alexie

Contributed by: Tsuya

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