Each day the sunrises and we begin our daily grind, we inevitably will be in touch with the ecology that surround us. When we run the water to brush our teeth and take our showers, when we get in our vehicles and drive to work, when we come home and check our email on our computers, when we call our friends on our cell phones, and when we dispose of our trash throughout our day.
Ecology is the study of our earth – it’s relationships with organisms and their environment, and how those relationships affect the planet. There is a lot we can do as a species to help our environment sustain itself. And a great way to begin is to get educated.
Ecology Quotes / A Little Inspiration
We are all finding ways of coping with our changing environment. As man finds ways of adjusting to global warming, the need for recycling, looking for sustainable energy sources and other environmental concerns, there is nothing like a few words of wisdom that can brighten up our day and inspire us to do more than our share in helping alleviate global warming and concerns for our environment.
Some of them are funny, others are cynical and sarcastic. But they all drive the point home. Here are a some notable quotes to think about.
There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi
There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all. ~Robert Orben
It wasn’t the Exxon Valdez captain’s driving that caused the Alaskan oil spill. It was yours. ~Greenpeace advertisement, New York Times, 25 February 1990
~Alan M. Eddison
Don’t blow it – good planets are hard to find. ~Quoted in Time
Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites. ~William Ruckelshaus, Business Week, 18 June 1990
Ecology Quotes / Water Conservation
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ~Native American Proverb
They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers. ~James G. Watt, quoted in Newsweek, 8 March 1982
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. ~Ralph Nader, quoted in Linda Botts, ed., Loose Talk, 1980
The packaging for a microwavable “microwave” dinner is programmed for a shelf life of maybe six months, a cook time of two minutes and a landfill dead-time of centuries. ~David Wann, Buzzworm, November 1990
For 200 years we’ve been conquering Nature. Now we’re beating it to death. ~Tom McMillan, quoted in Francesca Lyman, The Greenhouse Trap, 1990
If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age. ~Jacques Barzun, The House of Intellect, 1959
Ecology Quotes / Respecting Nature
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her. ~Francis Bacon
Opie, you haven’t finished your milk. We can’t put it back in the cow, you know. ~Aunt Bee Taylor, The Andy Griffith Show
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river. ~Ross Perot
Man is a blind, witless, low brow, anthropocentric clod who inflicts lesions upon the earth. ~Ian McHarg
Every day is Earth Day. ~Author Unknown
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition. ~Carl Sagan
The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it. ~Chinese Proverb
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he’s been given. But up to now he hasn’t been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life’s become extinct, the climate’s ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day. ~Anton Chekhov, Uncle Vanya, 1897
Ecology Qupotes / Sources
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