If it causes pain to anyone or anything, don't be a part of it. If it damages our Earth, stay away. If it is a part of the solution, fight for it. Anything worth having is worth working for.
What Gives Me Hope
Bibles printed used 100% post-consumer recycled paper and soy-based ink.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Make sure 100% of my constituents have access to curb-side recycling. Reward organic gardeners and farmers with tax breaks on equipment and supplies. Renovate government building to be energy-efficient.
What/who changed my life and why
Must have been a teacher in elementary school. For some wonderful reason, I started writing letters to the editor of my home-town newspaper when I was in third grade. I was so concerned about pollution, I though that if everyone in my town could read about horrible devastating effects (from pollution) in the newspaper, they would want to save the planet!
I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend? ~Robert Redford, Yosemite National Park dedication, 1985
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ~Native American Proverb
Why do people give each other flowers? To celebrate various important occasions, they're killing living creatures? Why restrict it to plants? "Sweetheart, let's make up. Have this deceased squirrel." ~The Washington Post
The mother of the year should be a sterilized woman with two adopted children. ~Paul R. Ehrlich
We have been god-like in the planned breeding of our domesticated plants, but rabbit-like in the unplanned breeding of ourselves. ~Arnold Toynbee