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A Quote by Aldo Leopold on land and environment

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.

When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.

Aldo Leopold

Contributed by: Cybil

A Quote by Thomas Berry on earth, sun, land, water, air, life, light, energy, and atmosphere

Earth as we know it came into being through its four great components: land, water, air, and life, all interacting in the light and energy of the sun. Although there was a sequence in the formation of the land sphere, the atmosphere, the water sphere, and the life sphere, these have so interacted with one another in the shaping of the Earth that we must somehow think of these as all present to one another and interacting from the beginning.

Thomas Berry

Source: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future, Pages: 28

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by David Holmgren on land, evolution, permaculture, energy, stability, and entropy

Although it is tempting to think of these natural landscapes as reflecting a stability in climactic and geologic forces, long periods of climactic and geophysical stability actually result in a rundown of the energy available to ecosystems and people. Geologically young regions with recent mountain building and volcanism tend to be much more biologically productive and have supported large populations of people despite their vulnerability to natural disasters. Geologically old regions (like most of Australia) tend to have low biological productivity and supported fewer people.

David Holmgren

Source: Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, Pages: 32

Contributed by: Philip

A Quote by Aldo Leopold on eco, green, environment, earth, planet, world, save, conserve, protect, land, water, surface, ocean, resources, live, survive, and vegan

 "We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.  When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

Aldo Leopold

Contributed by: Ocean

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

Contributed by: davids_goddess

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