environmentalism

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

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Alex Steffen on environmentalism, work, and investment

There's more to being an environmentalist than occasionally signing an online petition and mailing your check to the Sierra Club. Really the most effective environmental actions you can take have to do with crafting your home and surroundings, your workplace decisions and your investment habits.

Alex Steffen

Source: Grist: Interview with Alex Steffen: http://gristmill.grist.org/print/2005/8/31/11228/0048

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Robert F Kennedy, Jr. on money, nature, environmentalism, environment, culture, children, spirituality, happiness, and needs

"We protect nature not for nature's sake but for our own sake because it's the infrastructure of our communities, and if we want to meet the obligations of our civilization and our culture which are to create communities for our children that provide them with the same opportunities for dignity and enrichment as the communities that our
parents gave us, we've got to start by protecting that infrastructure; the air that we breathe, the water that we drink, the landscapes that enrich us. We're not protecting nature for nature's sake. We're protecting it because it enriches us, yes, it enriches our economy and we ignore that at our peril. But it is also enriching us aesthetically, recreationally, culturally, historically and spiritually. Human beings have other appetites besides money. And if
we don't feed them, we're not going to grow up…we're not going to become the kind of beings that our creator intended us to become."

Robert Kennedy

Source: Earth to LA fundraiser speech, May, 2004

Contributed by: Siona

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