Sunday, October 22, 2006

Sustainability, in brief

"There's no away to throw to."
— Harden's First Law

"We can never do merely one thing."
— Harden's Second Law

"We have not inherited the world from our forefathers -- we have borrowed it from our children."
— Kashmiri proverb

"The chief cause of problems is solutions."
— Sevareid's Law

"At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done—then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago."
— Frances Hodges Burnett

"Having to squeeze the last drop of utility out of the land has the same desperate finality as having to chop up the furniture to keep warm."
— Aldo Leopold

"We must learn what sustainability means in practice if we are to apply it to our daily lives and restore the health and vitality of our planet".
— Sir David Attenborough

"The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation."
— Albert Einstein

"The future will be green, or not at all."
— Sir Jonathon Porritt



At 10/22/2006 1:05 PM, Blogger Suzer said...

I love Albert Einstein...wish he was still around to help fix things.

At 10/22/2006 1:14 PM, Blogger Suzer said...

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

--Albert Einstein

At 10/22/2006 3:41 PM, Blogger Madcap said...

There's no away to throw to. It's true, and rather horrifying.

At 10/22/2006 5:11 PM, Blogger Beo said...

The Leopold quote is fantastic.

One of my other favorites:

"What good is a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" -Henry David Thoreau


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