Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth... these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.
Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.
Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.
Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent - a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice - that struggle continues.
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.
Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.
Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.
The future will either be green or not at all.
Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm. Yes, fall gives us a premonition of winter, but then, winter, will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring.
Climate change is the environmental challenge of this generation, and it is imperative that we act before it's too late.
If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you.
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest.
The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.