I feel more confident than ever that the power to save the planet restswith the individual consumer." Denis Hays

"The sun will shine in my back yard someday.The winds will blow all my troubles away." The Grateful Dead.

" We must be the change we want to see in the world." Mohandas Gandhi

"Out of all those millions and millions of planets floating around there inspace, this is our planet, this is our little one, so we just got to beaware of it and take care of it." Paul McCartney

"To make the world workFor 100% of humanityIn the shortest possible timeThrough spontaneous cooperationWithout ecological offenseOr the disadvantage of anyone" - Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

"What we see occurring in Congress today, unfortunately, does not representreinvention. It represents repeal. There is a fundamental differencebetween reforming environmental policy and rolling back public healthand environmental protection. The Contract with America-the bills thathave passed out of the House of Representatives-would underminevirtually every public health and environmental protection in thiscountry." Carol M. Browner, administrator, U.S. EPA

"The cleanup costs of polluting a river, injecting pesticides into theground water, or putting noxious gases into the air have not been figuredinto the cost of the manufacturing or agribusiness that put them there inthe first place. Historically, the economic incentive has been topollute." Gloria Steinem

"The role of the market place is to be an instrument of environmentalchange and policy making. We are all consumers with a great potential forchange. Environmental protection begins at home." Noel Brown, Director ofthe UN Environmental Program

"More than 63% of rural household water supplies, supplying some 39 millionpeople, were considered unsafe." Cornell University study

"This is a deeply spiritual issue...Do we want to spend more time trying tocare for our fellow man or do we want to just pursue more virtual reality?That's the issue before us.. and it's being played out in the world of theenvironment." Ed Begley, Jr.

"The United States cotton production is 13 million acres, an estimated 20million pounds of pesticides, 30 million pounds of herbicides and 1 billionpounds of fertilizer are used every year."

"Annual number of documented poisoning caused by lead in drinking waternationwide: 250,000 " National Wildlife

"56 percent of Americans believe that improving the global environmentshould be a top priority for the nation." Times Mirror

"The key.. will be a new public awareness of how serious is the threat tothe global environment. Those who have a vested interest in the status quowill probably continue to be able to stifle any meaningful change untilenough citizens.. are willing to speak out." Vice President Al Gore, Earthin the Balance

"If the American people look at the fine print in "The Contract WithAmerica," they'll be appalled to discover that its provisions call forweakening crucial safeguards protecting the safety of the water we drink,the food we eat, the places where we work, and the environment thatsustains us." Ted Danson

"To move forward, we must continue to stretch our imaginations. We willnever have the financial resources comparable to those who exploit andpollute the environment for profit. So we must continue to renew ourpioneering strategies for maximum leverage." Friends of the Earth

"Those who love and free nature are never alone." Rachel Carson

"Weare running an uncontrolled experiment on the Earth, and it continues as wego about our daily lives." Dan Becker, Sierra Club

"Progress from now on has to mean something different." Robert Redford

"Solar is cost effective right now. When you consider the cost to ourhealth from air pollution, solar is just as competitive as any other energysource." Thomas P. Kay

"No issue is more compelling than the air we breathe, be it hot or cold, beit hawk or human." Jack Nicholson

"Rely on renewable energy flows that are always there whether we use themor not, such as, sun, wind and vegetation: on energyincome, not depletable energy capital." Amory Lovins

"Where the quality of life goes down for the environment, the quality oflife goes down for humans." George Holland

"Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plansto protect man." Stewart Udall

"According to the EPA, more than a ton of toxic waste is produced each yearfor every man, woman and child in the country."

"Grassroots is the source of power. With it, you can do anything-without it, nothing." Gaylord Nelson

"99% of U.S. mother's milk contains significant levels of DDT, but only 8%of US vegetarians mother's milk contains significant levels of DDT." EarthDay Network

"Over 42 billion pounds of agricultural petrochemicals are applied eachyear on US food crops - and often less than 1% of those pesticides reachthe target pest. The rest goes into the ecosystem, making agriculture thelargest water polluter in the US. Buy organic." Earth Day Network

"If only one percent of car owners in this country left their vehicles homejust one day a week, it would save an estimated 42 million gallons of gas ayear. It would also keep 840 million pounds of carbon dioxide out of theatmosphere." Earth Day Network

'A full gallon of water can run out of your faucet in less than sixtyseconds. Turn off the water when you brush your teeth." Earth Day Network

"Upwards of 80 percent of all Americans view themselves as"environmentalists", desiring strong laws and green products." Earth DayNetwork

" Over 70 pesticides now found in food are classified by the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as "probable high human healthhazards" meaning they may cause cancer, affect fetal development, inducebirth defects, disrupt the hormone system or otherwise significantly impairhuman health." Citizens Campaign for the Environment

"The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets whichit must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, invalue". Theodore Roosevelt

"Minority and blue-collar communities have become America's newest, mostradical, and most committed environmentalists." Jim Schwab, DeeperShades of Green

"In the end, we will conserve only what we love... We will love only whatwe understand... We will understand only what we are taught." Lao Tsu

Everyone has the right to:

Life, liberty and security,
Freedom of thought, conscience and religion,
Freedom of opinion and expression.
-Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch

"The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago, had theyhappened to be within reach of predatory human hands." Havelock Ellis

"Each American produces about four pounds of trash per day,most of it is unnecessary, recyclable, or compostable." Friends of theNational Zoo

"The construction of an airplane is simple when compared to theevolutionary achievement of a bird." Charles Lindbergh

"The automobile has not merely taken over the street, it has dissolved theliving tissue of the city ... Gas-filled, noisy and hazardous, our streetshave become the most inhumane landscape in the world." James M. Fitch

"Emancipation of individuality requires elimination of the slave mentality.It is the realization of the inherently inviolable integrity of theindividual." R. Buckminster Fuller

"Among these treasures of our land is water - fast becoming our mostvaluable, most prized, most critical resource. A blessing where properlyused--but it can bring devastation and ruin when left uncontrolled." DwightD. Eisenhower

"You can tell how high a society is by how much of its garbage isrecycled."Tahanie (Native American)

"The economic and technological triumphs of the past few years have notsolved as many problems as we thought they would, and, in fact, havebrought us new problems we did not foresee." Henry Ford II

"Reject the frontier philosophy that the continent was put here for ourplunder, and accept the idea that even urbanized, affluent, mobilesocieties are interdependent - with the fragile, life-sustaining systemsof the air, water, and land." Gaylord Nelson

"In recent years it has been proven that greater efficiency andconservation can create more energy resources than does development." John Denver

"If you really want to define civilization it should be a culture thatdoesn't destroy its environment...If you burn down the kitchen one day andexpect to eat the next, it is not even intelligent, let alone civilized." Sting, Rainforest Foundation

"There is so much smoke all the animals are being killed. The rivers aswell. That is why I am very worried about my people. When the forest isdestroyed there will be no more shade. There will be very strong winds. The sun will get very hot. And it will be difficult to breathe. Theneverybody will die. Not just the Indians. Everybody will die. This is myconcern. I am warning you. You have to think. You have to change yourideas. Leave the jungle alone." Chief Raoni, Kayapo Tribe, RainforestFoundation

"A life in harmony with nature, the love of truth and virtue, will purgethe eyes to understanding her text." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, throughwhich God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in." GeorgeWashington Carver

"Man must go back to nature for information." Thomas Paine

"Whether man is disposed to yield to nature or to oppose her, he cannot dowithout a correct understanding of her language." Jean Rostand

The American Lung Association estimates health cost of vehicle pollution tobe close to 100 billion a year.

"Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whosecircumference is nowhere." Blaise Pascal

"We need a new environmental consciousness on a global basis. To do this,we need to educate people, and we need to change the way people areeducated." Mikhail Gorbachev

"Nature encourages no looseness, pardons no errors." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nature does not complete things. She is chaotic. Man must finish, and hedoes so by making a garden and building a wall." Robert Frost

"Conservation is ethically sound. It is rooted in our love of the land, ourrespect for the rights of others, our devotion to the rule of law." LyndonBaines Johnson

"World-wide practice of conservation and the fair and continued access byall nations to the resources they need are the two indispensablefoundations of continuous plenty and of permanent peace." Gifford Pinchot

"As soils are depleted, human health, vitality and intelligence go withthem." Louis Bromfield

"Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for thelasting good of men." Gifford Pinchot

"The hungry world cannot be fed until and unless the growth of itsresources and the growth of its population come into balance. Each man andwoman--and each nation--must make decisions of conscience and policy in theface of this great problem." Lyndon Baines Johnson

Decline in fish stock in the last 15 years; cod, haddock and yellowtailflounder, 70%; grouper and snapper stocks, 80%; and Atlantic bluefin tuna,90%. Principal reason for this decline: OVERFISHING." Earth Day

"Sales of compact fluorescent light bulbs in 1993 cut electricity demandequivalent to the output of eight large coal-fired power plants." WorldWatch Institute, Vital Signs 1994

"Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio." ThomasRobert Malthus

"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads ." Henry David Thoreau

"We have been God-like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plantsand animals, but we have been rabbit-like in our unplanned breeding ofourselves." Arnold Joseph Toynbee

"We can plant wheat every year, but the people who are starving die onlyonce." Fiorello H. La Guardia

"One generation abandons the enterprises of another like a strandedvessel." Henry David Thoreau

"Every ton of paper we recycle saves 17 trees and keeps 3.3 cubic yards ofgarbage out of our landfills."

"An empty stomach is not a good political advisor." Albert Einstein

"In Wildness is the preservation of the World." Henry David Thoreau

"Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course. Humanactivities inflict harsh and often irreversible damage on the environmentand on critical resources. If not checked, many of our current practicesput at serious risk the future that we wish for human society ... and mayso alter the living world that it will be unable to sustain life in themanner that we know. Fundamental changes are urgent if we are to avoid thecollision our present course will bring about." A 1993 Warning toHumanityissued by a collection of scientists which included a majority of theworld's living Nobel Laureates

"We are exhausting fossil fuels, ruining soil fertility, unbalancingecosystems and distorting human values and institutions in the greatestenergy-spending spree of all time." National Academy of Sciences

"We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in RobertFrost's familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have longbeen traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which weprogress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork ofthe road - the one "less traveled by" - offers our last, our only chance toreach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth." RachelCarson

"In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions onthe next seven generations." From the Great Law of the IroquoisConfederacy

"Don't It Always Seem To Go
That We Don't Know What We Got Til It's Gone
They Take Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot."
Joni Mitchell

"The consequences of deforestation are staggering, and they affect theentire world through a massive loss of irreplaceable plant and animalspecies, flooding and erosion, and even potentially devastating changes inour entire planet's climate." Rainforest Foundation

"For every one million Americans who recycle, some 1,000 manufacturing jobsare created." The Global Cities Project

"Number of animals being added to the endangered species list each year -at least 100." Earth Day

"Gallons of water needed to produce one edible pound of beef in the U.S.:2500. Gallons needed to produce one pound of potatoes: 24." Earth Day

"European countries treat timber as a crop. We treat timber resources asif they were a mine." Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"The number of dolphins killed during tuna fishing in the eastern tropicalPacific Ocean dropped from 400,000 per year in the 1960's & 70's to 3,600 in1993." National Marine Fisheries Service

"Today, human-caused extinctions are occurring at up to 10,000 times thenatural rate" Endangered Species Coalition

"We are faced with the greatest rate of species loss since thedisappearance of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Over 500 plants andanimals in this country alone have gone extinct since the signing of theDeclaration of Independence." Endangered Species Coalition

"Electric vehicles are an absolutely critical element in this nation'sbattle to clean up its air and curb climate change." Union Of ConcernedScientists

"According to statistics from the Energy Information Administration, we only have about 44 years left of crude oilfuel." Les Adam, Ener*Run Cross Country Rally

"Seventy-one percent of all US commuters drive alone, while only twenty-nine percent carpool or use mass transit." The Global Cities Project

"According to the EPA, two of every five Americans still live in areaswhere the air is unhealthful and forty percent of the nation's rivers andlakes are not fit for drinking, fishing or swimming."

"If we do not begin to relate to the fact that the environment is an ultimate issue and act to preserve our essential ecosystems, we will most certainly lose our evolutionary potential." Ted Danson, American Oceans Campaign

"We would celebrate a new renaissance. The old one found a new world toexploit. The new one has discovered the Earth's limits. Knowing them, wemay learn anew what compassion and beauty are, and pause to listen to theearth's music." David Brower

"Save water by installing low-flow faucets, showerheads and toilets in yourhome, cut daily consumption by 35% and save $300 in water and hot waterbills."

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can changethe world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

"To move forward, we must continue to stretch our imaginations. Wewill never have the financial resources comparable to those who exploit andpollute the environment for profit. So we must continue to renew ourpioneering strategies for maximum leverage." Friends of the Earth