Best Quotes About Environmental

Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance. -Marshall McLuhan

A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment. -Lionel Trilling

To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware. -David Byrne

If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for an environmental impact statement. -Ronald Reagan

I know they are all environmentalists. I heard a lot of my speeches recycled. -Jesse Jackson

Pushing production out of America to nations without our environmental standards increases global environmental risks. -Frank Murkowski

In today's world, it is no longer unimaginable to think that business can operate – and even thrive – in an environmentally-friendly manner. -Olympia Snowe

Since the day he came into office, President Bush has worked to gut more than 34 years of hard work by weakening many of our Nation's standing environmental laws, some of which were signed into law by his father. -Jim Jeffords

This Bush administration has a growing credibility gap, maybe even a credibility chasm, on environmental policy. The President has lost the trust of the American people when it comes to the environment. -Jim Jeffords

We have fought for social justice. We have fought for economic justice. We have fought for environmental justice. We have fought for criminal justice. Now we must add a new fight – the fight for electoral justice. -Barbara Boxer

This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize highways beyond the gasoline tax, airlines, and we don't subsidize, we don't want to subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact. -Joe Biden

I've always been a strong supporter of environmental protection and initiatives in that area. But I'm willing to set priorities. If we have to make reductions in one place, we'll have to-in order to increase another place, I'm willing to do that. -Judd Gregg

Ethanol is a premier, high performance fuel. It has tremendous environmental benefits and is a key component to energy independence for our country. -Richard Lugar

Perhaps the time has come to cease calling it the 'environmentalist' view, as though it were a lobbying effort outside the mainstream of human activity, and to start calling it the real-world view. -E. O. Wilson

I think it makes people in the Pentagon kind of nervous to know that chemical agents and environmental factors could cause so much damage in terms of what may happen in the future. -Bernie Sanders

We obviously want to produce things that people want. We are going to continue to do that in an environmentally responsible way, while still being aware of the physical, scientific, and practical issues that we have to deal with. -Lee R. Raymond

I align myself with almost all researchers in assuming that anything we do is a composite of whatever genetic limitations were given to us by our parents and whatever kinds of environmental opportunities are available. -Howard Gardner

Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people, their interaction with spaces and environmental condition. -John Portman

A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic. -E. O. Wilson

I decided that now is the time to start doing the things that really interest me and I find important. It was in the 10 years of the MacArthur grant that I began working on my first book… and I began putting more work into environmental history. -Jared Diamond

Federal elections happen every two years in this country. Presidential elections every four years. And four years just isn't long enough to dismantle all the environmental laws we've got in this country. -Jared Diamond

The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters… and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult. -Jacques Yves Cousteau

There are a tremendous amount of environmental issues that are on the table. -Ed Rendell

And secondly, I would impose a significant state landfill tipping fee and use that tipping fee to fund the billion dollar bond issue that I want to create to produce the funds for all of the environmental challenges that we just went over. -Ed Rendell

I don't run a car, have never run a car. I could say that this is because I have this extremely tender environmentalist conscience, but the fact is I hate driving. -David Attenborough

All we can hope for is that the thing is going to slowly and imperceptibly shift. All I can say is that 50 years ago there were no such thing as environmental policies. -David Attenborough

The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture. -Gaylord Nelson

In the state of Wisconsin it's mandated that teachers in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start giving environmental education by the first grade, through high school. -Gaylord Nelson

Franklin Roosevelt was very concerned about environmental issues. -Gaylord Nelson

Loads of chemicals and hazardous wastes have been introduced into the atmosphere that didn't even exist in 1948. The environmental condition of the planet is far worse than it was 42 years ago. -Gaylord Nelson

Unless action is taken soon – unless we can display the same vision of that earlier period – we will lose the treasure of California's open space and environmental beauty. -Adam Schiff

My efforts in Congress are guided by the belief that environmental preservation and restoration are a critical part of the legacy we leave to future generations. -Sue Kelly

The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most effective tool we have to repair the environmental harm that is causing a species to decline. -Norm Dicks

It is one of the issues that will have to be worked through however let me make the point and I think anyone would accept that if you set it up properly, not only will you get better environmental outcomes, you have a chance to create more wealth with the available resource. -John Anderson

But my point is that you design something in the end that precludes any unhealthy trading practices that are not going to serve your environmental or your economic objectives but now is not the time to do it. -John Anderson

We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand. -Christopher Dodd

The Long Island Sound is an environmentally unique estuary that needs to be protected. -Tim Bishop

That area environmentally is a waste. You can't do anything. I don't care if the Sierra Club goes out there. It is fully polluted! You're not only going to work to clean up the environment, but also you will put people to work. -Richard M. Daley

I think the greatest challenge in environmentalism and the most rewarding challenge is trying to figure out how humans can meet their needs while protecting the environment. -Gale Norton

This Nation has realized significant environmental improvements over the last three decades. -Jerry Costello

One of Alaska's strengths is our pioneer role in environmentally sensitive development. -Frank Murkowski

Whether fuel cell system development in central Oregon, wind power generation along the Columbia Gorge, or geothermal energy in southern Oregon, investing in new energy sources makes America more energy independent while creating good paying, environmentally friendly jobs. -Greg Walden

We all recognize that in recent decades, many important achievements have helped create a cleaner, healthier environment, yet our national needs in environmental health are not being fully met. -Samuel Wilson

The infrastructure for linking environmental health and public health is not working as well as it should. -Samuel Wilson

Moreover, environmental health at the local level has become narrowly focused, very much defined around regulations and the attendant regulatory debates. -Samuel Wilson

There is no doubt that environmentally related diseases will continue to pose problems in the future. -Samuel Wilson

We did that with people like Chris Rock, Woody Harrelson, and the environmentalist Julia Butterfly Hill. -Anthony Kiedis

My entry into the environmental arena was through the issue that so dramatically – and destructively – demonstrates the link between science and social action: nuclear weapons. -Barry Commoner

The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production – in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation – essential as they are, make people sick and die. -Barry Commoner

In every case, the environmental hazards were made known only by independent scientists, who were often bitterly opposed by the corporations responsible for the hazards. -Barry Commoner

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it. -Barry Commoner

By adopting the control strategy, the nation's environmental program has created a built-in antagonism between environmental quality and economic growth. -Barry Commoner

What is new is that environmentalism intensely illuminates the need to confront the corporate domain at its most powerful and guarded point – the exclusive right to govern the systems of production. -Barry Commoner

The wave of new productive enterprises would provide opportunities to remedy the unjust distribution of environmental hazards among economic classes and racial and ethnic communities. -Barry Commoner

The most meaningful engine of change, powerful enough to confront corporate power, may be not so much environmental quality, as the economic development and growth associated with the effort to improve it. -Barry Commoner

The environmental crisis is a global problem, and only global action will resolve it. -Barry Commoner

We should restore a proper balance in environmental regulation and energy production that is based on common sense, not political agendas. -Mac Thornberry

I don't see this planet being… they're talking about how they're turning around the environmental problems here, but I think it's already too late. -Ace Frehley

We have a project with Unocal here in Los Angeles, where we as an environmental organization, the oil company, and the state all get together to promote the recycling of used motor oil. -Ted Danson

We're not trying to reinvent the wheel; for any environmental organization to claim sole responsibility for any kind of victory is insane, because everybody attacks these problems as a group. -Ted Danson

The environmental movement, like all political processes, reacts best to disasters. But these are very slow, very gradual disasters in the making. -Ted Danson

Address these environmental issues and you will address every issue known to man. And we keep dabbling in things that aren't really that important in the long term. -Ted Danson

I maintain that if there is such a thing as a true and honest environmentalist, it's people like Slim and hopefully me, who have been caretakers of the land all our lives, along with the generations before us. -Wilford Brimley

My idea of an amusement park story is getting adventurers to go tour environmental disaster areas. After all, if the entire Great Barrier Reef gets killed, which seems like an extremely lively possibility, what are you going to do with all that rotting limestone? -Bruce Sterling

I reflect back 35 years ago, and look how far we have come in America with our environmental policy to improve the conditions of our air and water, and we have had some real successes. -Jay Inslee

We had some major successes and we did so because the country embraced the spirit of Earth Day and embraced this concept that we have to have forward-looking, visionary environmental policy and energy policy in this country. -Jay Inslee

Complexity is one of the great problems in environmental design. -Christopher Alexander

In this country, the health concerns and the environmental concerns are as deep as in Europe. All the surveys show that. But here, we didn't have the cultural dimension. This is a fast-food culture. -Jeremy Rifkin

The position I took at the time was that we hadn't really examined any of the potential environmental consequences of introducing genetically modified organisms. -Jeremy Rifkin

American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc. -Katherine Dunn

Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything. -Dixie Lee Ray

I assume we will have figured out a way to efficiently utilize solar energy and tied that to an efficient way to use nuclear energy in such a way that it doesn't pose a serious environmental issue. -John Hickenlooper

There is no question that photography has played a major role in the environmental movement. -Galen Rowell

These days, most nature photographers are deeply committed to the environmental message. -Galen Rowell

There are nuclear weapons in China, Iran, Korea and Pakistan. It wouldn't take much to send a couple of warheads off on this planet somewhere that would cause a lot of environmental damage, then if you have got someone who wants to retaliate you have real problems. -Edward James Olmos

Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy. -Michael C. Burgess

There should be more attention paid to scientific research in the ecology area, and I think that such attention to proper environmental concerns would make the public feel much better about it. -Thomas R. Cech

I wanted to help raise awareness, so I created an environmental foundation called Just Within Reach. -Kevin Richardson

People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue. -Michael Pollan

There's been progress toward seeing that nature and culture are not opposing terms, and that wilderness is not the only kind of landscape for environmentalists to concern themselves with. -Michael Pollan

Barge traffic on the Mississippi River represents the most efficient, most cost-effective, most environmentally sound means of transporting commodity goods from this region of the country to market. -Leonard Boswell

A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmental damaging consumption patterns. -Maurice Strong

I am on the board of corporations who contribute both to environmental problems and their solutions. And I am on the NGO side: the Earth Council and other organizations. -Maurice Strong

I've developed a huge regard for Toyota for its environmental awareness, for its immense commitment to research and development in this field, and for its leadership in developing hybrids which others are now following. -Maurice Strong

Not to say that corporations are perfect today, but even grand corporations like Dupont have made immense progress in translating some of their past environmentally damaging practices into new profit opportunities. -Maurice Strong

One of the things that I've always thought I would like to do is to develop an environmental index. Then people can measure their own environmental performance on an index as they do in other ways. -Maurice Strong

Ted Turner is still a leader. And he sets a great example. His ability financially has been reduced, but his influence and his example still is an important asset to the whole environmental movement. -Maurice Strong

More than ever before, there is a global understanding that long-term social, economic, and environmental development would be impossible without healthy families, communities, and countries. -Gro Harlem Brundtland

You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition. -Gro Harlem Brundtland

Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law, democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development. -Anna Lindh

For over 15 years, through the clean coal programs of the Department of Energy, the Federal Government has been a solid partner, working jointly with private companies and the states to develop and demonstrate a new generation of environmentally clean technology using coal. -Tim Holden

The environmental benefits of hydrogen are also outstanding. When used as an energy source, hydrogen produces no emissions besides water. Zero polluting emissions, an amazing advance over the current sources of energy that we use. -Dan Lipinski

Hydrogen holds great promise to meet many of our future energy needs, and it addresses national security and our environmental concerns. Hydrogen is the simplest, most abundant element in the universe. -Dan Lipinski

Simply put, drilling in ANWR would be expensive, environmentally devastating, and would do very little to fix our energy crisis or to bring down the price of oil and gasoline. -Allyson Schwartz

I think there are other issues that the Democrats could use to rally evangelicals. There are a lot of us, for instance, who believe that the Bible calls us to be environmentally responsible. -Tony Campolo

Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared and hated? This is because in part what they have to say is new to the general public, and the new is always alarming. -Garrett Hardin

Moreover, the practical recommendations deduced from ecological principles threaten the vested interests of commerce; it is hardly surprising that the financial and political power created by these investments should be used sometimes to suppress environmental impact studies. -Garrett Hardin

The result was, when Congress convened in January 1971, everyone was now an environmentalist. They had seen a new force, college students, who favored the environment. -Pete McCloskey

We were environmentalists of the Teddy Roosevelt theory. We believed in separation of church and state. We believed in the independence of the Supreme Court not being subject to politicians. -Pete McCloskey

Of the 55 refineries closed in America in the last 10 years, they were all closed for economic reasons, mostly oil company mergers. Not a single one was closed for environmental purposes or objections. -Peter DeFazio

And I know that the younger generation is doing things that are so ingenious. And for them it's not a matter of a political belief or an environmental stance. It's really just common sense. -Daryl Hannah

The Body Shop Foundation is run by our staff and supports social activism and environmental activism. We don't tend to support big agencies. -Anita Roddick

We created the Cabinet Committee on the Environment to review the environmental implications of all government initiatives. I think what made us successful was the fact that it was a sustained approach. We did something new every year. -Brian Mulroney

So that was Reagan's political problem. As a rancher in California, he was an environmentalist himself. But the President of the United States doesn't control everything that happens in Washington. -Brian Mulroney

My lens of choice was always the 35 mm. It was more environmental. You can't come in closer with the 35 mm. -Annie Leibovitz

Practically every environmental problem we have can be traced to our addiction to fossil fuels, primarily oil. -Dennis Weaver

A variety of factors contribute to the price of gasoline in the United States. These factors include worldwide supply, demand and competition for crude oil, taxes, regional differences in access to gasoline supplies and environmental regulations. -Gary Miller

In fact, because of their connection to the land, farmers do more to protect and preserve our environment than almost anyone else. They are some of the best environmentalists around. -Ike Skelton

Like I said, I'm more worried long term about the environmental issues then the use of arms. -Hans Blix

In my almost ten years in the House of Representatives, I have voted consistently to allow companies to drill for oil and natural gas in environmentally friendly ways. -Virgil Goode

So to hope to be able to have peace, to be able to have justice and environmental balance, are consequences of our behavior, not just our intentions. -Godfrey Reggio

Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme. -Sherwood Boehlert

Let me start by emphasizing that I am open to efforts to expedite environmental procedures for true emergencies or in other clear cases where current laws are needlessly burdensome. -Sherwood Boehlert

Well, for starters, we have to do more to create demand for new technologies that can reduce our dependence on foreign oil and environmental degradation. -Sherwood Boehlert

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country. -Danny Glover

If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism – about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica. -Danny Glover

I think an old style of addressing environmental problems is ebbing, but the rise of the so-called conservative, political movement in this country is not a trend towards the future but a reaction to this very broad shift that we are undergoing. -Paul Hawken

Instead of taking environmentalism away from the left, conservatives condemn it as a counsel of doom. -Christopher Lasch

But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nation's economic viability. -Jim Clyburn

Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. The policies they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today. We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years. -Marsha Blackburn

I think we have grave problems. I am very much concerned about environmental questions, even though in Finnish society, we are not facing the most urgent problems. -Harri Holkeri

Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life. -Alan Dundes

Moral codes adjust themselves to environmental conditions. -Will Durant

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement. -Ted Turner

For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision. I'm doing the right thing by the animals. -Alexandra Paul

In the environmental movement, every time you lose a battle it's for good, but our victories always seem to be temporary and we keep fighting them over and over again. -David Suzuki

I tell my environmental friends that they have won. Every issue we look at from an energy perspective is now also looked at from an environmental perspective. -Joe Barton

I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth, environmental protection, improvements in our educational system. -Al Gore

It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a scam. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming. -John Coleman

Nevertheless, there is another threat on the horizon. I see this threat in environmentalism which is becoming a new dominant ideology, if not a religion. Its main weapon is raising the alarm and predicting the human life endangering climate change based on man-made global warming. -Vaclav Klaus

Likewise, with solar, especially here in California, we're discovering that the 80 solar farm schemes that are going forward want to basically bulldoze 1,000 sq. mi. of southern California desert. Well, as an environmentalist, we would rather that didn't happen. -Stewart Brand

To be clear, climate change is a true 800 pound gorilla in the room. The effects of global warming threaten global environmental upheaval over the coming century. But for South Florida and the Everglades, it could be our death knell if urgent action is not taken. -Debbie Wasserman Schultz

At every turn, when humanity is asked the question, 'Do you want temporary economic gain or long-term environmental loss, which one do you prefer,' we invariably choose the money. -Ethan Hawke

I am a fashion designer. I'm not an environmentalist. When I get up in the morning, number one I'm a mother and a wife, and number two I design clothes. So the main thing I need to do is create, hopefully, exquisitely beautiful, desirable objects for my customer. -Stella McCartney

I believe we are in a world where innovation in stuff was outlawed. It was basically outlawed in the last 40 years – part of it was environmentalism, part of it was risk aversion. -Peter Thiel

Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I was one of those kids who wanted to do everything, I wanted to be a marine biologist, an actress, a writer, an environmentalist, an activist. -Kristin Kreuk

I want to show people that environmentalism can be fun! -Adrian Grenier

At Current, television is all we do – that's our business. We don't have amusement parks I have to worry about, we don't have environmental cases against us, we don't have a series of outdoor-advertising companies. -Keith Olbermann

No one does a better, cleaner, or environmental friendlier, than the United States, when it comes to drilling for oil, gas, coal, oil refineries and fish friendly hydroelectric. -David Pratt

Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us. -Bill Nye

Why should we not expect self-designated environmental leaders to practice what they preach? -David Frum

I'm a latecomer to the environmental issue, which for years seemed to me like an excuse for more government regulation. But I can see that in rich societies, voters are paying less attention to economic issues and more to issues of the spirit, including the environment. -David Frum

Public discourse has been polluted now for decades by corporate-funded disinformation – not just with climate change but with a host of health, environmental and societal threats. The implications for the planet are grim. -Michael E. Mann

There are two problems for our species' survival – nuclear war and environmental catastrophe – and we're hurtling towards them. Knowingly. -Noam Chomsky

If China is helping its domestic industries charge an artificially low price for solar panels and other environmental goods, then China is violating international trade rules that it agreed to when it became a member of the World Trade Organization. -Ron Wyden

Our work on light bulbs wasn't an arbitrary mandate. We didn't just pick a standard out of the air, or look for a catchy sounding standard like 25 by 2025 not based in science or feasibility. Instead, we worked with both industry and environmental groups to come up with a standard that made sense and was doable. -Fred Upton

Without international participation, jobs and emissions will simply shift overseas to countries that require few, if any, environmental protections, harming the global environment as well as the U.S. economy. -Fred Upton

There is no 'need' for us to eat meat, dairy or eggs. Indeed, these foods are increasingly linked to various human diseases and animal agriculture is an environmental disaster for the planet. -Gary L. Francione

Time after time we're told corporations should have freedom from pesky job safety regulations, environmental protections and labor standards – giving working people the freedom to be crushed in collapsing mines, choke on filthy air and get paid too little to live on. -Richard Trumka

Energy and environmental regulation, transportation, and broadband policy all benefit when legislators have a basic grounding in the technical concepts behind business models, products, and innovation. -John Sununu

In Kenya women are the first victims of environmental degradation, because they are the ones who walk for hours looking for water, who fetch firewood, who provide food for their families. -Wangari Maathai

Fracking is doable if there's full disclosure of all chemicals used. Secondly, science dictates the policy rather than politics. Third, there's collaboration between environmental groups and the natural gas industry. -Bill Richardson

I've used the prestige and influence of having been a president of the United States as effectively as possible. And secondly, I've still been able to carry out my commitments to peace and human rights and environmental quality and freedom and democracy and so forth. -Jimmy Carter

Consider what kind of car you get. Buy cars and other products that have the least impact environmentally. -Al Gore

I have a private plane. But I fly commercial when I go to environmental conferences. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Teddy Roosevelt is still a hero among environmentalists for his conservationist policies. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

But, as environment minister, I am very interested in a thriving German automobile industry, because I can only pay for the rising costs of environmental protection at home and abroad if there are people in Germany with jobs and who pay taxes. -Sigmar Gabriel

Apocalyptic thinking happens on the left as well as on the right, and in environmentalism, that's a terrible approach to take. Because it isn't true. -Kim Stanley Robinson

On the environmental front there's concern about global warming and high levels of carbon dioxide, and trees take in CO2 and store carbon. -Clive Anderson

Civilization has given us enormous successes: going to the moon, technology. But then this is the civilisation that took us to debt, environmental crisis, every single crisis. We need a civilization where we say goodbye to these things. -Muhammad Yunus

What I have experienced over time is that environmental problems are easier to deal with in ways that don't go into their interconnections to the rest of what we are. -Barry Commoner

I don't believe in environmentalism as the solution to anything. What I believe is that environmentalism illuminates the things that need to be done to solve all of the problems together. -Barry Commoner

I believe we should reframe our response to climate change as an imperative for growth rather than merely being a way of being green or meeting environmental commitments. -William Hague

I always thought we had an environmental problem, but I hadn't realized how urgent it was. James Lovelock writes that by the end of this century there will be one billion people left. -Vivienne Westwood

Economists treat economics as if it is a pure science divorced from the facts of life. The result of this false accountancy is a willful confusion under cover of which industry wreaks its havoc scot-free and ignores the environmental cost. -Vivienne Westwood

I don't think it's too hippie to want to clean up the planet so you don't wind up dying of some kind of cancer when you're 45 years old. It enrages me that these big cancer-research organizations can't be bothered to man the front lines of environmental protest. -Jello Biafra

Nature is not simply a technical or economical resource, and human beings are not mere numbers. To suggest that one can somehow align all the squabbling institutions of science, environmental management, government and diplomacy in an alliance of convenience to regulate the global climate seems to me optimistic. -James Buchan

It's all about fair trade, and helping people eating locally grown stuff. We're recycling everything. We're trying to tour in the most conscious way possible, environmentally and socially. -Andrew Dost

Factory farming is one of the biggest contributors to the most serious environmental problems. The meat industry causes more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, planes and ships in the world. -Joan Jett

Over and over, we hear politicians say they can't spend our tax dollars on environmental protection when the economy is so fragile. -David Suzuki

If we want to address global warming, along with the other environmental problems associated with our continued rush to burn our precious fossil fuels as quickly as possible, we must learn to use our resources more wisely, kick our addiction, and quickly start turning to sources of energy that have fewer negative impacts. -David Suzuki

From year to year, environmental changes are incremental and often barely register in our lives, but from evolutionary or geological perspectives, what is happening is explosive change. -David Suzuki

Beyond reducing individual use, one of our top priorities must be to move from fossil fuels to energy that has fewer detrimental effects on water supplies and fewer environmental impacts overall. -David Suzuki

If we have any hope of finding ways for seven billion people to live well on planet with finite resources, we have to learn to use our resources efficiently. Plastic bags are neither efficient nor environmentally friendly. -David Suzuki

The industrial processes in use today were developed at a time when no one had to consider what the environmental impact was. Who cared? But making ecological concerns matter to a company's bottom line will help it do the research and development that will reinvent everything we buy. -Daniel Goleman

During my travels in Iraq, Israel, Gaza, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Europe and all over the United States, I have seen and heard the voices of people who want change. They want the stabilization of the economy, education and healthcare for all, renewable energy and an environmental vision with an eye on generations to come. -Michael Franti

I am going to confront the old-fashioned negative thinking which says that all government needs to do to generate growth is cut worker and environmental protections, cut taxes on the rich and stroke 'fat cats' until they purr with pleasure. I'm completely repudiating the idea that government has to get out of the way. -Vince Cable

I'm sick of environmentalism. -Tracey Ullman

There has been a banking crisis, a financial crisis, an economic crisis, a social crisis, a geostrategic crisis and an environmental crisis. That's considerable in a country that's used to being protected. -Jean-Francois Cope

In the rich world, the environmental situation has improved dramatically. In the United States, the most important environmental indicator, particulate air pollution, has been cut by more than half since 1955, rivers and coastal waters have dramatically improved, and forests are increasing. -Bjorn Lomborg

The main environmental challenge of the 21st century is poverty. When you don't know where your next meal is coming from, it's hard to consider the environment 100 years down the line. -Bjorn Lomborg

I thought I was gonna be an attorney, so I went to Dartmouth and I was a government major and I minored in environmental policy, and I didn't do anything academically around the arts. -Aisha Tyler

A fascinating challenge facing today's environmental movement is how to best approach the reversal of past decisions that altered once-pristine environmental spaces for the sake of urgent man-made needs. -Matt Gonzalez

Some types of environmental restoration projects are well-known; restored wetlands, for instance, or coal mine reclamation projects. Recently though, larger dam removal projects have started, a number of them in Washington state. -Matt Gonzalez

A coalition with Tories and Liberal Democrats together is a golden opportunity to create the sort of planning reform that means not only can we have more environmentally sensitive planning, but we can have more homes and more schools. -Michael Gove

I really believe in the environmental movement right now – it only takes a little effort to make a big difference. -Brooke Burke

I'd say that animal rights and environmental issues have always been at the forefront of my mind. -Corey Feldman

New Zealand needs to balance its environmental responsibilities with its economic opportunities, because the risk is that if you don't do that – and you want to lead the world – then you might end up getting unintended consequences. -John Key

More and more companies are reaching out to their suppliers and contractors to work jointly on issues of sustainability, environmental responsibility, ethics, and compliance. -Simon Mainwaring

We now see numerous examples of brands working together to address issues such as environmental degradations, climate control, pollution, poverty and disease. -Simon Mainwaring

When people align around shared political, social, economic or environmental values, and take collective action, thinking and behavior that compromises the lives of millions of people around the world can truly change. -Simon Mainwaring

All living beings, not just animals, but plants and microorganisms, perceive. To survive, an organic being must perceive – it must seek, or at least recognize, food and avoid environmental danger. -Lynn Margulis

There's so many issues tied to the meat industry. I mean, social, environmental, humanitarian – all of them. I know that when I'm eating that I'm not hurting the planet, I'm not hurting other people on this planet, I'm not hurting animals… and I'm not hurting nature. -Maggie Q

It is extremely important to me that the social and environmental issues associated with the production of fashion clothing are addressed. -Bonnie Wright

There's no longer any surprise in noting that China has grave environmental problems. -James Fallows

It's time to face facts: Most people stop being environmentalists when they sit down to eat. -Ingrid Newkirk

I hope that in future Congresses there will reemerge a recognition that climate change is a reality, that our policies to meet our energy needs must also deal responsibly with environmental issues, including the damage caused by greenhouse gas emissions. -Jeff Bingaman

I brag on the Democratic Party. We're libertarian on social issues, it's live and let live. Fiscally, we're conservative and responsible, and were environmentally conscious. -Mark Udall

I try and direct environmentally, so that people don't feel like everything is going to depend on what happens when someone says, 'action,' so that they can literally be swimming in the warm water, and at some point the race begins, and at some point the race ends, but it is about being free to swim. -Cameron Crowe

There are more effective ways of tackling environmental problems including global warming, proliferation of plastics, urban sprawl, and the loss of biodiversity than by treaties, top-down regulations, and other approaches offered by big governments and their dependents. -Preston Manning

Americans don't pay much attention to environmental issues, because they aren't sexy. I mean, cleaning up coal plants and reining in outlaw frackers is hugely important work, but it doesn't get anybody's pulse racing. -Jeff Goodell

Mark Ruffalo, aka the Incredible Hulk, is the natural gas industry's worst nightmare: a serious, committed activist who is determined to use his star power as a superhero in the hottest movie of the moment to draw attention the environmental and public health risks of fracking. -Jeff Goodell

Have we failed to slow global warming pollution in part because climate and environmental activists have been too polite and well behaved? -Jeff Goodell

Toxins love to get you while you're young. Lead, mercury, secondhand smoke and sundry other environmental nasties do a lot more damage when tissue is immature, vulnerable and growing than when it's mature and comparatively fixed. -Jeffrey Kluger

New molecular methods that add or modify genes can protect plants from diseases and pests and improve crops in ways that are both more environmentally benign and beyond the capability of older methods. -Nina Fedoroff

If there are more and more environmental refugees, they are going to end up on your doorstep too. -Nina Fedoroff

We need to accept the seemingly obvious fact that a toxic environment can make people sick and that no amount of medical intervention can protect us. The health care community must become a powerful political lobby for environmental policy and legislation. -Andrew Weil

A person whose skin is metallic can no more have its reproduction restricted than a black-skinned person. Regarding life as a form of machinery and intelligent machines as people without our environmental limitations is essential in understanding FAP, the Final Anthropic Principle, which deals with evolution in the far future. -Frank Tipler

No one is an environmentalist by birth. It is only your path, your life, your travels that awaken you. -Yann Arthus-Bertrand

I think there's a green side to John Kerry, if you like, that he's an environmental activist. His record on the environment is as best as you have on a pro-environment record of anybody in the U.S. Senate. -Douglas Brinkley

The environmental crisis is all a result of rushing. -Ed Begley, Jr.

California has always led the way on environmental protection and always reaped the benefits, pioneering everything from catalytic convertors on cars to stationary source reduction. -Ed Begley, Jr.

I can trace my environmentally-friendly lifestyle back to my childhood. My father was a conservative Republican that liked to 'conserve'. -Ed Begley, Jr.

People are overwhelmed looking up at the Mount Everest of environmental challenges that we face. But you put one foot in front of the other and you recognize that not everyone is Sir Edmund Hillary. -Ed Begley, Jr.

We tend to be more environmental at home than at work, regardless of the industry we're in. -Gale Anne Hurd

The North Pole will be ice-free during summer in years to come, and that itself will put the Arctic Sea basin on a very high risk of… environmental disasters that might be there. -Aleqa Hammond

I'm sad that it's uncool or offensive to talk about environmental or human rights issues. -Grimes

I'm interested in humor, and greeting cards just happen to be a perfect medium for my message. They're accessible to everyone, and thanks to all the advances that have been made by environmentally conscientious printers, I can get my message across while keeping my carbon footprint relatively small. -Anne Taintor

Ecosystems are holy. The word "environmental" is a deadly compromise itself. It's a policy word that lives only in the head, and barely there. -David James Duncan

I drove an electric car for seven years because of its advanced technology, not because I have any concerns about energy resources. I have none at all. And when environmentalists say that global warming is dangerous, unprecedented and that we'll have a tipping point for atmospheric carbon dioxide, it's just nonsense. -Burt Rutan

The irony of environmental opposition to the Keystone XL project is that stopping the pipeline to the U.S. will not stop production in the oil sands of Canada. Instead of coming to the United States, the oil will still be produced and shipped by rail or a pipeline similar to the Keystone XL to Canada's Pacific Coast. -John Hoeven

Religious and spiritual leaders should be held accountable for environmental activism, not only because they have access to large communities and can influence votes, but because service is integral to religious and spiritual life. -Radhanath Swami

In the auto industry, there's one thing you can always count on: if a new environmental or safety rule is proposed, executives will prophesy disaster. -James Surowiecki

I'm a Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic. It's a humorous way for me to describe that I'm not stereotypical. -Joel Salatin

Living an environmentally responsible lifestyle can seem like a Scrooge-like list of don'ts. Don't take that flight, don't buy that car, don't eat those blueberries flown in from somewhere far-flung. -Kevin McCloud

The root cause of the looming energy problem – and the key to easing environmental, economic and religious tensions while improving public health – is to address the unending, and unequal, growth of the human population. And the one proven way to reduce fertility rates is to empower young women by educating them. -Lawrence M. Krauss

Business has a way of talking about how to create value, which is in some way isn't bad… We just need to start thinking about if the value we want to create is consistent with all social and environmental well being. -Peter Senge

What I see are people who want affordable energy. They want strong environmental standards – they want a lot of things – but first and foremost they want affordable energy. And if you want affordable energy, you want oil, gas and coal. -John S. Watson

If you look around the world, the countries with the best environmental practices are the wealthiest. There's a reason for that. If you're worried about where your next meal is going to come from or shelter over your head, your focus is on those things. -John S. Watson

We'll continue to see more and more brands integrate social causes, charitable components and environmental issues as underlying themes to their campaigns and messaging. Humans connect with humans after all, and brands are using this as a point of connection to engage with their audience, especially charity-minded Generation Y. -Amy Jo Martin

The NFL, sadly, has a fatal environmental problem: It kills its workers. -Matt Taibbi

An environmentalist can oppose factory farming because it's reckless stewardship. A conservative can oppose factory farming because it is destructive to small farmers and to the decent ethic of husbandry those farmers live by. A religious person can oppose factory farming because it is degrading to both man and animal – an offense to God. -Matthew Scully

Businesses can lead with their values and make money, too. You don't have to simply be purely profit-driven. You can integrate social and environmental concerns into a business, be a caring business, be a generous business and still do very well financially. -Jerry Greenfield

Businesses typically look at issues like price, quality, time of delivery. They don't often think about social and environmental impact because they're focused on their financial bottom line. -Jerry Greenfield

Look at your business and the activities that you undertake. Then, start to think about not just your economic concerns, but about social and environmental impacts that businesses have. -Jerry Greenfield

With my biology degree, I got this job at an environmental lab. We tested sewage runoff, we tested chemical warfare waste runoff. It's a job I'll never do again and I would never wish upon anybody. -Dustin Lynch

Americans increasingly understand that clean energy is more than just an environmental issue. It is crucial to reducing our dangerous dependence on foreign countries. -Martin Heinrich

I've always been a big supporter of the Surfrider Foundation. I started my own foundation, Rob Machado Foundation, which focuses on environmental education for the little people of the world. -Rob Machado

Genetically, I'm pure Greek. Psychologically, environmentally, culturally, by choice, I'm a member of the black community. -Johnny Otis

I want to be a lawyer, a dancer, an actress, a mother, a wife, a children's author, a distance runner, a poet, a pianist, a pet store owner, an astronaut, an environmental and humanitarian activist, a psychiatrist, a ballet teacher, and the first woman president. -Rachel Corrie

I get mad at the New York-based environmentalists because if you were truly environmentalists you wouldn't have a storm surge system and a sanitary system hooked together here that requires you to close your beaches 10 times a year. -Aubrey McClendon

As the world's 'most dynamic' cities seek to manage their own urban growth, American state and local officials have much to offer. Our mayors can share their experiences in urban design, clean energy projects, Smart Grids, codes for energy efficient buildings, transportation safety, and innovative environmental solutions. -Robert Hormats

I'm not an environmentalist, or a doctor, or a nutritionist. -Dan Barber

As a nation, we owe a great deal to the National Audubon Society, one of our most distinguished and important environmental organizations, and all those who work to protect America's open land and waterways. -Louis Bacon

Economic growth and environmental protection are not at odds. They're opposite sides of the same coin if you're looking at longer-term prosperity. -Henry Paulson

Every global concern – economic, environmental or security-related – can be addressed more effectively when the U.S. and China work together. -Henry Paulson

I believe very strongly that corporations could and should be a major force for resolving social and environmental concerns in the twenty-first century. -William Clay Ford, Jr.

The planet's biggest problems have to do with sustainability, environmental decline, global poverty, disease, conflict and so forth. Really, they're all interconnected – it's one big problem, which is that the way we're doing things can't go on. -Alex Steffen

One of the most unfortunate side effects of the urban activism of the '60s and '70s is the belief that development is wrong and that fighting it makes you an environmentalist. -Alex Steffen

The Safe Drinking Water Act, the safety provisions of the Clean Water Acts, the Clean Air Act, the Superfund Law – the gas industry is exempt from all these basic environmental and worker protections. They don't have to disclose the chemicals they use. They don't have to play by the same rules as anybody else. -Josh Fox

The BP spill was the greatest environmental catastrophe in U.S. history. Yet somehow, gas companies like BP and Halliburton ran interference on reporting that story. -Josh Fox

First of all, the idea that natural gas is better than coal is a lie, especially when it comes to fracking for natural gas. It is a lie that was bought into by a lot of Democrats and a lot of environmentalists because I think they wanted to have a win against something; against coal. -Josh Fox

When facing the public, politicians constantly filter their ideas through a political sieve. 'How will this affect the environmentalists, labor, management?' Sometimes the sieve gets so clogged by political taboos that no new ideas pass through. -Madeleine M. Kunin

The language 'It's too late' is very unsuitable for most environmental issues. It's too late for the dodo and for people who've starved to death already, but it's not too late to prevent an even bigger crisis. The sooner we act on the environment, the better. -Jeremy Grantham

I find the parallels between how some investors refuse to recognise the trends and our reaction to some of our environmental challenges very powerful. There is an unwillingness to process unpleasant data. -Jeremy Grantham

I think the environmental movement has failed in that it's used the stick too much; it's used the apocalyptic tone too much; it hasn't sold the positive aspects of being environmentally concerned and trying to pull us out. -Edward Burtynsky

There is no larger collective-action problem than the environment. The three biggest lies of the environmental movement is that every little bit helps, you can do your part, and together we can do it. -Clay Shirky

I've been active in animal rights and all kinds of environmental stuff and children's charities over the years. -Martina Navratilova

When you buy a jacket, you pick the size to ensure it fits. Similarly, we live in a universe in which the amount of dark energy fits our biological make-up. If the amount of dark energy were substantially different from what we've measured, the environmental conditions would be inhospitable to our form of life. -Brian Greene

Nature's patterns sometimes reflect two intertwined features: fundamental physical laws and environmental influences. It's nature's version of nature versus nurture. -Brian Greene

I feel privileged to be a U.N. ambassador. It gives me an opportunity to use my voice to help raise awareness about important social and environmental issues. -Gisele Bundchen

I've been a philanthropist for all my life, and… I've had many involvements in humanitarian and environmental issues. -Julian Lennon

I'm a radical environmentalist; I think the sooner we asphyxiate in our own filth, the better. The world will do better without us. Maybe some fuzzy animals will go with us, but there'll be plenty of other animals, and they'll be back. -Anthony Bourdain

I'm not an environmentalist. I'm a cultural repairman. It's all about efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, prosperous and life-sustaining. -Amory Lovins

I went through a lot of my life not being mindful of how I was living it. I wasn't mindful environmentally, or whether I was on track. -Roz Savage

I don't own designer clothes, or a sports car, or a huge house, but I am seeing the world, experiencing amazing things, and I have become an environmental campaigner. -Roz Savage

I think we would all like to believe that every new event demands a new word. But we're environmentally conscious with our words. We recycle words we've got. -Erin McKean

I try to understand place on a deeper level than just the physical or environmental aspects. It includes cultural and intellectual forces, too. It's an inclusive approach that brings in many disciplines and sees place as a dynamic thing. -Antoine Predock

A building that has great environmental responsibility is a political animal in a way because it becomes promotional of a cause. I think that kind of advocacy through architecture is really good. -Antoine Predock

As for environmentalism, I'm only an environmentalist by accident. I live in New York, so I bike, and the closest grocery store to me sells organic produce. I also shop with a book bag because I ride a bike, and it's hard to carry the paper or plastic bags. -Jesse Eisenberg

On the environment and climate change, I suspect that future generations will think there was too much timidity, too much fear of upsetting business. Basically, New Labour was very nervous about regulating business, or requiring it to do anything, even when there was a very clear social or environmental case for doing so. -Geoff Mulgan

For too much of history, we've viewed the world's precious resources – both environmental and human – as things to extract, to make the most of in order to maximize their potential. -Jacqueline Novogratz

With increasing fervor since the 1980s, sustainability has been the watchword of scientists, environmental activists, and indeed all those concerned about the complex, fragile systems on the sphere we inhabit. It has shaped debates about business, design, and our lifestyles. -Jamais Cascio

Computer programmers, biotechnologists, environmental scientists, neuroscientists, nanotech engineers – all of these fields, and more, should have at least a course in ethics as part of their degree requirements. -Jamais Cascio

Shrimp farms are a scourge on the earth, frankly, from an environmental point of view. They pour huge amounts of pollutants into the ocean. They also pollute their next-door neighbors. -Jane Poynter

For businesses, biomimicry is about bringing a new discipline – biology – to the design table. It's not to write an environmental impact statement, as most biologists in business do right now. -Janine Benyus

Sustainable South Bronx advocates for environmental justice through sustainable environmental and economic development projects. -Majora Carter

Eating a tuna roll at a sushi restaurant should be considered no more environmentally benign than driving a Hummer or harpooning a manatee. -Daniel Pauly

While the climate crisis gathers front-page attention on a regular basis, people – even those who profess great environmental consciousness – continue to eat fish as if it were a sustainable practice. -Daniel Pauly

I'm not a doctor or scientist. I'm just a mom. But I do think there's a genetic predisposition, and there are environmental triggers. I feel like that combination, in my child's case, is what resulted in autism. -Holly Robinson Peete

If your DNA profile puts you at a higher risk of developing obesity, that doesn't mean it's your fate. You can take control of the environmental side of the equation and reduce your overall lifetime risk by a lot. -David Agus

Wealth and vegetation go together, and that exacerbates environmental injustice. The poor bear the burden of degraded environments. -Natalie Jeremijenko

We ignore slow environmental changes unless they are crisis-driven, such as hurricanes in Florida. -Natalie Jeremijenko

This whole idea that we address environmental issues by not doing stuff just doesn't work. -Natalie Jeremijenko

If you want to go beyond that small percentage of people who are already environmentally and scientifically aware, you have to make your work somehow link with a passion, interest, or profession of someone who isn't interested in science or nature. -Nalini Nadkarni

We're running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere… can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe. -Elon Musk

I'm such an advocate for animal rights and environmental rights. -Beau Garrett

Of all mushrooms commonly consumed, oyster mushrooms in the genus Pleurotus stand out as exceptional allies for improving human and environmental health. These mushrooms enjoy a terrific reputation as the easiest to cultivate, richly nutritious and medicinally supportive. -Paul Stamets

I rarely fly, for environmental reasons more than anything else. -Marcus Brigstocke

No day is alike – I do many other things, and I'm very active in the environmental movement. -Jostein Gaarder

If one of the arguments against eating meat is to do with cruelty and animal intelligence, then lab meat avoids that. There's also the environmental argument for it. -Margaret Atwood

People who run environmental groups and things like that, who have to listen to all kinds of nonsense and keep their tempers, are very diplomatic and very inclusive. -Sigourney Weaver

For all of the hurtling towards climate change, there's also a lot more understanding of it than there was when we were kids. They don't call environmentalists tree huggers any more, so there's hope! -Ewan McGregor

A social impact bond is a new way of bringing financing into social and environmental support issues. -Judith Rodin

I've always liked speed. I own a car that I shouldn't be talking about because I'm an environmentalist, but the 1955 Porsche Spyder 550 RS is the finest sports car ever made. -Robert Redford

I think environmentalists do no service to their cause by taking fundamentalist stances. I am not defending corporate India's track record, but for many environmental problems, there are technological solutions. -Jairam Ramesh

What's it like to envision the ten-thousand-year environmental impact of tossing a plastic bottle into the trash bin, all in the single second it takes to actually toss it? Or the ten-thousand-year history of the fossil fuel being burned to drive to work or iron a shirt? It may be environmentally progressive, but it's not altogether pleasant. -Douglas Rushkoff

I have American in-laws, and I care about the environment. We don't use disposable diapers, which, of course, creates an environmental problem of our own. -Yakov Smirnoff

It's no secret – if you know me, have ever met me or have shared a meal with me – that I'm a passionate environmentalist. -Sophia Bush

Unprecedented technological capabilities combined with unlimited human creativity have given us tremendous power to take on intractable problems like poverty, unemployment, disease, and environmental degradation. Our challenge is to translate this extraordinary potential into meaningful change. -Muhammad Yunus

Peace should be understood in a human way – in a broad social, political and economic way. Peace is threatened by unjust economic, social and political order, absence of democracy, environmental degradation and absence of human rights. -Muhammad Yunus

All our environmental problems become easier to solve with fewer people and harder – and ultimately impossible to solve – with ever more people. -David Attenborough

Ever since we achieved a breakthrough in the area of recombinant DNA in 1973, left-wing nuts and environmental kooks have been screaming that we will create some kind of Frankenstein bug or Andromeda Strain that will destroy us all. -James D. Watson

Some environmentalists have had the feeling that Indians are not good stewards. I've always been critical of that. -Stewart Udall

Lady Bird Johnson did more than plant flowers in public places. She served the country superbly by planting environmental values in the minds of the nation's leaders and citizens. -Stewart Udall

The environmental effects of the automobile are well known: motor vehicles cause, for example, as much as 75 percent of the noise and 80 percent of the air pollution in our cities, and the industry must face mounting pressure from environmentalists. -Stewart Udall

I have a very positive attitude to anyone who is protecting the environment, but it's inadmissible when people are using it as a means of promoting themselves, using it as a source of self-enrichment. I don't want to name any specific examples… but often, environmentalism is used to blackmail companies. -Vladimir Putin

I'd been making music that was intended to be like painting, in the sense that it's environmental, without the customary narrative and episodic quality that music normally has. I called this 'ambient music.' But at the same time I was trying to make visual art become more like music, in that it changed the way that music changes. -Brian Eno

We don't know yet how to build a society which is environmentally sustainable, which is shareable with everybody on the planet, which promotes stability and democracy and human rights, and which is achievable in the time-frame necessary to make it through the challenges we face. -Alex Steffen

Climate change is not a discrete issue; it's a symptom of larger problems. Fundamentally, our society as currently designed has no future. We're chewing up the planet so fast, in so many different ways, that we could solve the climate problem tomorrow and still find that environmental collapse is imminent. -Alex Steffen

The problem with holistic management is it's so profoundly simple, but it's not easy. And it's profoundly simple. You're almost insulting people's intelligence to explain it twice, just about making better decisions of where you want to go in your life, bringing in environmental, social, economic issues simultaneously. -Allan Savory

Environmentalism isn't a discipline or specialty. It's a way of seeing our place in the world. And we need everybody to see the world that way. Don't think 'In order to make a difference I have to become an environmentalist.' -David Suzuki

Being an environmentalist isn't all about doom and gloom. -David Suzuki

I always felt that if someone shot me, it would be great for the environmental movement, because they would make me a martyr. Our biggest fear was our children, because there was a tremendous amount of threat and intimidation, and my wife was terrified that the children might be grabbed or assaulted in some way. That was the real fear. -David Suzuki

I am an environmentalist, but I'm not a wacko environmentalist. I believe that mankind and nature can live side-by-side for the mutual benefit of both. -Norman Schwarzkopf

I think the environmental problem will be the number one item on the agenda of the 21st century… This is a problem that cannot be postponed. -Mikhail Gorbachev

I always believe in buying things locally; anything locally made is a big plus, along with organic materials. I try really hard to do that, and brands really pop out to me if I know they're trying to be environmentally friendly. -Jessica Hart

Suburban sprawl leads to social atomisation and fragmentation and is environmentally disastrous, as carbon-intensive car journeys displace local shops and replace public transport. -Richard Rogers

The Democratic Party is made up of trial lawyers, labor unions, government employees, big city political machines, the coercive utopians, the radical environmentalists, feminists, and others who want to restructure society with tax dollars and government fiat. -Grover Norquist

The planet's environmental woes tend to be overlooked as we scramble for the latest high-tech gizmos – and conveniently ignore their energy consumption. -Sheherazade Goldsmith

For those who struggle with anti-pagan prejudices and stereotypes, Humanist Paganism might be a powerful educational tool. It can show that a pagan can be a sophisticated, cosmopolitan, and enlightened person, and that a pagan culture can be artistically vibrant, environmentally conscious, intellectually stimulating, and socially just. -Brendan Myers

Our globe is under new dramatic environmental pressure: our globe is warming, our ice caps melting, our glaciers receding, our coral is dying, our soils are eroding, our water tables falling, our fisheries are being depleted, our remaining rainforests shrinking. Something is very, very wrong with our eco-system. -Richard Lamm

GM has never been about feeding the world or tackling environmental problems. It is and has always been about control of the global food economy by a tiny handful of giant corporations. It's not wicked to question that process. It is wicked not to. -Zac Goldsmith

We always hear from newspapers that while people understand the environmental challenge, they are unwilling to stomach the solutions. The trouble is, we only ever hear about the solutions from the media, and for whatever reason, they are almost always caricatured beyond recognition. If there's no appetite for green, it's not surprising. -Zac Goldsmith

Politicians usually get the blame for dragging their feet on environmental issues. And fair enough. Most of them do just that. But the blame isn't theirs alone. For politicians afraid of losing votes, a bristling media waiting to transform good green ideas into monsters is a colossal disincentive. -Zac Goldsmith

By uploading 40 years of 'Ecologist' editions online, we will be creating the world's most extensive ecological archive. 'The Ecologist' will continue to set the environmental and political agenda here and abroad. -Zac Goldsmith

Politics colours everything, and anyone who wants change is necessarily political. As an environmental campaigner more or less since I left school in the early '90s, I have always been involved in lobbying, campaigning and pushing for changes. -Zac Goldsmith

I have never considered myself anything other than an environmentalist. I have spent the better part of my life either in the wilderness, or trying desperately to get there. -Wil S. Hylton

Admittedly, I possess virtually no expertise in science. That puts me in exactly the same position as most dogmatic environmentalists who want to craft public policy around global warming fears. -David Harsanyi

Cutting edge technologies have allowed us to utilize coal's diverse potentials. Not only are we using coal in cleaner and more environmentally sound methods, but importantly, we can turn coal into gasoline and diesel. -Peter Roskam

Not only will the development of coal-to-liquid and environmentally friendly sequestration technologies increase our energy security, but these advancements will also help create better, higher-paying American jobs. -Peter Roskam

Incredibly, oil and gas companies don't have to pay certain environmental costs that amount to small change to them, while an offshore wind project start-up is faced with fees that could mean the difference between building a wind farm and packing up and going home. -Chellie Pingree

The environmental movement's focus on the Keystone XL pipeline issue really used to baffle me. -Matthew Yglesias

The environmentalists say capitalism is killing our oceans, air, land, and forests. Capitalists argue that they provide food, fuel, and building materials for a growing world. -Robert Kiyosaki

'Green' is likely to be a big issue in the 2008 U.S. presidential election – largely in response to George Bush's suicidal refusal to engage with environmental issues. -Zac Goldsmith

For the U.S., I think we should have a carbon tax, for environmental reasons. -Tyler Cowen

The way to make the world a better place, through your eating, is simply to eat a bit less meat. Local is sometimes good, sometimes bad. But even when it's good, its environmental impact is relatively small compared to other possible improvements. -Tyler Cowen

It is a world of extremes, which can be characterised most clearly in terms of exclusion. That means political exclusion, whereby the rights of citizens are marginalised by the interests of big business: George W Bush's environmental policy, for example, is clearly formulated in the interests of U.S. energy companies. -Noreena Hertz

Transparency, accountability and sustainability have become the slogans of the market leaders. Companies carry out environmental and social audits to court the consumer, and even the bluest chips woo organisations such as Greenpeace and Amnesty. -Noreena Hertz

My mom was an environmental activist in Australia in the late '60s and '70s, and I guess I've inherited that awareness from her. -Robin McLeavy

The job of uncovering the global food waste scandal started for me when I was 15 years old. I bought some pigs. I was living in Sussex. And I started to feed them in the most traditional and environmentally friendly way. I went to my school kitchen, and I said, 'Give me the scraps that my school friends have turned their noses up at.' -Tristram Stuart

Vegetarians have been around for a very long time – Pythagoreans forbade eating animals more than 2,500 years ago – but even as the environmental evidence mounted, they didn't appear to be winning the argument. -Tristram Stuart

It is all very well for 2% of the population to live in a monastic state of meatlessness while everyone else gorges their way towards environmental meltdown or the nearest heart clinic. Vegetarianism is good for the willing minority, but not much use as a campaign tool. -Tristram Stuart

Determining the value of individual texts has been an ideological scuffle in literary criticism for centuries: but the environmental cost of printing them hauls this dispute from the ivory tower into day-to-day decision-making. Is it right to write? The publishing industry is slowly beginning to commit to using sustainably harvested trees. -Tristram Stuart

The manufacture and running of all the world's computers, the toxicity of the hardware mountains that we currently dump on other countries; all this can be totted up on the environmental account of web-users and its authors. -Tristram Stuart

Viewed from a holistic ecological perspective, some meat – such as conscientiously hunted animals – involves less suffering and environmental damage than arable agriculture, while both of these are significantly less harmful than indiscriminately purchasing meat on the market. -Tristram Stuart

In Japan, Taiwan and South Korea, the government in a matter of years has put a lot of energy behind recycling food waste as livestock feed. It's environmentally friendly, it provides cheap livestock feed for the farmers in those parts of the world, and it avoids sending the food waste to landfill. -Tristram Stuart

Chinese brands will face many obstacles when marketing to Western consumers. Beyond the associations with poor quality and unsound environmental practices, they generally do not have the marketing capabilities or budgets to build powerful global brands. -Nirmalya Kumar

The Moon stabilizes Earth's obliquity. Well, almost. The tilt actually varies between 22 and 24.5 degrees – and the variation is enough to induce such environmental inconveniences as the occasional ice age. Without the Moon, it might be much worse. -Seth Shostak

Human civilization as we know it is like the Titanic headed for the iceberg, whether the iceberg be nuclear, environmental or terrorism-related. -Marianne Williamson

Congressional Republicans are dismantling the limited environmental protections initiated by Richard Nixon, who would be something of a dangerous radical in today's political scene. -Noam Chomsky

'Noah' doesn't merely get the story wrong; like all Biblical adaptations, it's bound to do that (although some aspects of the film are out and out ridiculous). It gets the morality of the story wrong, and in the process turns God into Gaia and morality into radical deep green environmentalism. -Ben Shapiro

The responses that environmentalists evoke – fear, anxiety, numbness, despair – are not helpful, even if they are understandable. It should be fascinating, even enthralling, to be in the milieu of environmental change. -Paul Hawken

I'm an environmentalist; I recycle. -Kyrsten Sinema

It is economically irrational to exclude large environmental costs from the balance sheets of the producers and the consumers. You are only kidding yourself if you export those costs on to society as a whole. -John Holdren

I don't see my artist friends as any more neurotic or addiction-prone than the others. The roommates I have had who were into triathlons or environmentalism were just as crazy as the poets, just as prone to tears over gardening or air conditioners, just as ready to kite a cheque or binge on cookie dough. -Russell Smith

The worst environmental decision you can make as a human being is to have 14 kids. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

Wouldn't it help Americans more, in the long run, if we were forced to accept some responsibility for the environmental wreckage we prefer to assume is totally out of our control? -Jane Velez-Mitchell

Every decision we make – when we choose a vehicle, when we pump gas into that vehicle, when we order food – is not just a personal lifestyle choice. It's an environmental and moral choice. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

The environmental movement doesn't have many deserters and has a high level of recruitment. Eventually, there will be open war. -Paul Watson

Usually, environmental programs are not designed for a mainstream audience. -Paul Watson

I've won some awards. 'Time' magazine designated me as one of the environmental heroes of the 20th century. Oh, and I've got some honorary citizenships, like from the Conch Republic of the Florida Keys. But the one thing I am proud of is I didn't get the Chevron environmental award. Never did get that one. -Paul Watson

It's worth knowing more about the complicated environmental and genetic factors that could explain why traumatic brain injuries lead to long-term disabilities in some people and not in others. -Anne Wojcicki

What causes autism? As far as we know in 2013, there is no single gene or single environmental factor that accounts for the more than 1 million Americans with ASDs. -Thomas R. Insel

The images of Earth's delicate biosphere, contrasting with the sterile moonscape where the astronauts left their footsteps, have become iconic for environmentalists: these may indeed be the Apollo programme's most enduring legacy. -Martin Rees

Natural gas obviously brings with it a number of quality-of-life environmental benefits because it is a relatively clean-burning fuel. It has a CO2 footprint, but it has no particulates. It has none of the other emissions elements that are of concern to public health that other forms of power-generation fuels do have: coal, fuel oil, others. -Rex Tillerson

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. -Ban Ki-moon

Grave security concerns can arise as a result of demographic trends, chronic poverty, economic inequality, environmental degradation, pandemic diseases, organized crime, repressive governance and other developments no state can control alone. Arms can't address such concerns. -Ban Ki-moon

There is no better example of the overreach of government than in environmental law. -Chris Stewart

It took a generation for companies to recognise their responsibilities in terms of labour practices and another generation for them to recognise their environmental obligations. -Rebecca MacKinnon

Over the past several decades, a growing number of investors have been choosing to put their money in funds that screen companies for their environmental and labor records. Some socially responsible investors are starting to add free expression and privacy to their list of criteria. -Rebecca MacKinnon

Without global human rights, labor and environmental movements, companies would still be hiring 12-year-olds as a matter of course and poisoning our groundwater without batting an eyelid. -Rebecca MacKinnon

If people are prepared to eat locally and seasonally, then they probably do pretty well in terms of environmental impact. -Peter Singer

Ever since I've been in Congress, various groups on the business side, those entities that are creating jobs out there, have felt that the Clean Air Act is really – that there are all sorts of presumptions in favor of the environmentalists. -Ed Whitfield

There are several issues why we are opposed to bauxite mining in Visakhapatnam agency region, like environmental pollution, threat to rivers, and tourism. -Kishore Chandra Deo

Food and the way we grow it and produce it are a major cause of environmental degradation. -Jose Andres

The Mexican gray wolves are actually responsible for the spark of legendary environmentalists Aldo Leopold and Ernest Seton. In both cases, the men found their lives and souls forever changed after they killed Mexican gray wolves. -Joy Covey

I have great respect for people who live out their beliefs. For example, Ed Begley Jr. is an environmentalist, but he really lives his lives, and is he very prudent in the way he lives. He's cautious. He's not like an Al Gore that flies around in a private jet and burns 20,000 gallons a day on his jet. -Mike Huckabee

You can't really call yourself an environmentalist if you're still consuming animals. You just can't. -Suzy Amis

Fundamentally, if you look at where the environmental issues are coming from, it's all because of humans and our impact on the environment, so while it's true that one individual is not going to sufficiently fix the environment, it is a necessary thing. -David Filo

In the end, I think the majority of Romanian society will understand that if we respect environmental protection standards, if we have benefits in taxes, royalties, jobs, we should do what all the modern countries in Europe and beyond are doing to take advantage of their natural resources. -Victor Ponta

The genetics of autism are real, but there are also environmental triggers. -Elizabeth Emken

Around New York City, samples collected at dozens of beaches or piers have detected the types of bacteria and other pollutants tied to sewage overflows. Though the city's drinking water comes from upstate reservoirs, environmentalists say untreated excrement and other waste in the city's waterways pose serious health risks. -Charles Duhigg

Many environmental advocates argue that agricultural pollution will be reduced only through stronger federal laws. -Charles Duhigg

You begin to see that all of these things are connected: The kind of cuts that mean less environmental protection are also the kind of cuts that mean less musical education for the schools and that also mean more overcrowded schools. -Robert Hass

I would say Gary Snyder, who is from my part of the world as a poet and environmental thinker, will be read just as Henry Thoreau as John Muir will continue to be read. -Robert Hass

I don't know if acting is genetic. Maybe it's environmental. -Freddie Prinze, Jr.

I think we can work through a lot of political and international problems, but what really frightens me is what's happening environmentally. -Patti Davis

At the same time the folk boom was happening, the civil rights movement was happening, the anti-war movement was happening, the ban the bomb movement was happening, the environmental movement was happening. There was suddenly a generation ready to change the course of history. -Arlo Guthrie

You always bump into politics in life, and as a man, I'm party to a number of environmental issues that concern me first and foremost, as a man, as a father. -Pierce Brosnan

Wear the badge of environmental radicalism, and you're a citizen automatically under suspicion. -Alexander Cockburn

Those few people who do respond to the dire conditions of the future – journalists, environmentalists, behavioral scientists – tend not to be powerful. -B. F. Skinner

The Chinese have figured out that they have a giant environmental problem. Folks in Beijing, some days, literally can't breathe. Over a million Chinese die prematurely every year because of air pollution. -Joe Biden

One of the most important lessons we can glean from the environmental movement is to 'think globally and act locally.' -Mike Love

Like the other great revolutions, an environmental revolution will require sacrifices and lead to enormous gains. It, too, will change the face of the land and human institutions, hierarchies, self-definitions, cultures. It will take centuries. If it happens. There is no guarantee, of course. -Donella Meadows

If you look at the history of other movements, whether Civil Rights or environmental rights, these are all decades-long undertakings. -Mitch Kapor

I have voted against only one of President Obama's nominees: Michael Froman, a Citigroup alumnus who is currently storming the halls of Congress as U.S. Trade Representative pushing trade deals that threaten to undermine financial regulation, workers' rights, and environmental protections. -Elizabeth Warren

Smog is affecting larger parts of China, and environmental pollution has become a major problem, which is nature's red-light warning against the model of inefficient and blind development. -Li Keqiang

The growth that we want is one that brings real benefits to the people, raises quality and efficiency of development, and contributes to energy conservation and environmental protection. -Li Keqiang

The world has been experiencing a whole pattern of auto-destruction, whether in environmental disasters like Chernobyl or health disasters like AIDS. -Niki de St. Phalle

Ultimately, auto designers need to overcome market challenges with innovative design solutions. The automotive industry is at a turning point with environmental and economic conditions on one side and breakthrough technology on the other, so it will be fascinating to see how these design leaders envision the future. -Charles Pelly

There is a new wave of environmental consumers I like to call Pocketbook Environmentalists. They're going green primarily because it makes good financial sense, but the fact that it benefits their families' health and the environment also makes them feel good. -Lynn Jurich

I'm on the board of the Sierra Club Foundation and am myself a big environmentalist. But the way to make the biggest difference is to change mainstream behavior. -Lynn Jurich

Our customer base isn't just people saying, 'I'm an environmentalist, I'm in my Birkenstocks, I went to Woodstock.' Solar is a bipartisan technology. Republicans like solar; conservatives like solar. Over 30% of our customers are veterans. There's something very American about being able to produce power on your own rooftop. -Lynn Jurich

I think that you form the way that you act from others around you; it's a kind of an environmental thing. -Sophie Turner

We're not environmentally doing very good things to this planet, and we might not be around too long. -Peter Dinklage

Watching cold fusion is like watching water boil in slow motion. First, sufficient deuterium has to penetrate the palladium electrode. This can take a few weeks. Then, if excess heat is generated during the next month or two, accurate temperature readings require extreme precautions to exclude environmental effects. -Charles Platt

I've always thought the main argument for organic was more environmental than a health argument. I just don't think spraying a lot of pesticides into the environment on a routine basis is a good thing. -John Mackey

I don't know anything about propaganda for Chinese reunification. I only know about charity and environmental work. I just want to do good. -Chen Guangbiao

On almost every environmental issue I care about, in fact, I've been wrong at one point or another. I used to think that climate change was no big deal, that most environmental problems were massive exaggerations, that oil reserves were effectively unlimited, and more. -Ramez Naam

Genetically modified organism (GMO) foods are feared and hated by environmentalists and the public alike. Yet the scientific assessment of GMOs is remarkably different. Every major scientific evaluation of GMO technology has concluded that GMOs are safe for human consumption and are a benefit to the environment. -Ramez Naam

We must learn to set our emotions aside and embrace what science tells us. GMOs and nuclear power are two of the most effective and most important green technologies we have. If – after looking at the data – you aren't in favour of using them responsibly, you aren't an environmentalist. -Ramez Naam

Threats that could wipe out the bulk of life on earth abound. Planetary catastrophe could come in the form of a killer asteroid impact, the eruption of massive supervolcanoes, a nearby gamma ray burst that sterilizes the earth, or by human-driven environmental collapse. -Ramez Naam

Our land-healing ministry really is about cultivating relationships: between the people, the loving stewards, and the ecology of a place, what I call the environmental umbilical that we're nurturing here. -Joel Salatin

It really disturbs me that the environmental movement has been co-opted by creation-worshippers instead of being encouraged by the Creator-worshippers. -Joel Salatin

I think future engineered species could be the source of food, hopefully a source of energy, environmental remediation and perhaps replacing the petrochemical industry. -Craig Venter

We know that childhood and adolescence are the most crucial times for environmental stimuli to affect breast cancer risk, but changes made during adulthood and even after diagnosis still have the potential to create positive changes in the body. -Joel Fuhrman

Good environmental policy is good economic policy. -Bernie Sanders

I see a future where states compete with one another to see which can be the most efficient, and where businesses seek out efficient states in which to locate so they can reap the economic and environmental benefits for their businesses and employees. -Bernie Sanders

My motivation for starting Fisker was simple: I thought there must be a market for beautiful, exciting, fast, environmentally friendly cars. The car is probably the only product you can still fall in love with and have a relationship with. -Henrik Fisker

In May 2007, congressional Democrats and the Bush administration agreed to a plan to include environmental and international labor standards in upcoming trade agreements. -Nina Easton

When I visited the Water Institute's Baton Rouge offices overlooking the Mississippi River, I couldn't find a drop of the charged politics that drives so many environmental conversations in Washington. -Nina Easton

I call upon governments to start supporting companies to use more sustainable materials in their products instead of continuing with antiquated incentives, such as import duties on synthetic materials that are in principle much higher compared with those placed on leather goods regardless of the environmental footprint. -Jochen Zeitz

Let's recreate the equivalent of the Met Ball in Europe and, rather than for the museum, give the money to environmental causes. -Jochen Zeitz

We should bring in an environmental attitude, and I think luxury should automatically be about sustainability and quality. -Jochen Zeitz

Not only do I not drive, I don't have my driver's license; there's a story there, but the upshot is that I spent my high school years an ardent environmentalist and workout junkie who wanted to save the environment, burn calories, and have my boyfriends drive me around. -Rachel Sklar

In terms of environmental impact, Samasource jobs are very green. Our product is human intelligence, and it's transported through the Internet rather than via carbon-intensive trucking, shipping, and warehousing. -Leila Janah

What we mean by an outcome will naturally depend on the context. Thus, for a government charged with delivering public goods, an outcome will consist of the quantities provided of such goods as intercity highways, national defense and security, environmental protection, and public education together with the arrangements by which they are financed. -Eric Maskin

There are environmental threats to health; there are internal threats to health – genetic conditions, viral threats, diseases like cancer and Parkinson's. And then there are societal and global ones, like poverty and lack of nutrition. And unknown viral threats – everything from a new kind of influenza to hemorrhagic fever. -Bill Maris

To avoid congestion, I get up at 5:10, grab a slice of raisin toast, and leave the house at 6 A.M. My husband, Tim Dunn, who works for an environmental agency, is still asleep when I slip out, and I find that rather annoying. -Ellen Stofan

To deal with these problems – of world population and hunger, of peace, of energy and mineral resources, of environmental pollution, of poverty – we must broaden and deepen our knowledge of nature's laws, and we must broaden and deepen our understanding of the laws of human behavior. -Herbert A. Simon

As fears about the energy and environmental crises reach a fever pitch, we're all searching for solutions. And one possibility is that we could fix everything if we'd just shrink our population back down to about 2 billion people – which would put us roughly where we were at 80 years ago. -Annalee Newitz

There is the GIS world that is largely managing authoritative data sources, supporting geocentric workflows like fixing roads, making cities more livable through better planning, environmental management, forest management, drilling in the right location for oil, managing assets and utilities. -Jack Dangermond

In 'Sidney's Comet,' thanks to all the consumerism, all the garbage had to be put in deep space, even though we're not supposed to litter the cosmos – that was an environmental message. Although it was funny, it had an important message. -Brian Herbert

Develop resilience and be brave. There are days when it is very discouraging. You have to develop personal resilience to environmental things that come along. If you let every single environmental challenge knock you off your game, it's going to be very, very hard. -Renee James

Autoimmunity is probably the next frontier. The majority of cases of autoimmune disease result from a complex genetic problem that has environmental influences. It is a colossal task for the immune system to maintain tolerance to self and yet be ready to react to everything in the world around us. -Bruce Beutler

Innate mechanisms endow the visual system with highly specific connections, but visual experience early in life is necessary for their maintenance and full development. Deprivation experiments demonstrate that neural connections can be modulated by environmental influences during a critical period of postnatal development. -Torsten Wiesel

The majority of autists – as well as their parents – seem to be genuine victims of environmental stress. -Nikolaas Tinbergen

With EarthEcho Expedition: Acid Apocalypse, we are working with youth leaders and noted experts on the changing chemistry of our ocean to help illuminate one of our most pressing and inscrutable environmental issues. -Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

EarthEcho Expeditions represents the culmination of more than a decade of working with educators and youth from around the world. EarthEcho Expeditions uses the thrill of adventure to inspire and empower a new generation of environmental champions. -Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

I travel all over the country speaking to young people, and I am always amazed at how engaged in environmental conservation they are. -Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

I have spent many years working in education and media, from hosting documentaries to being a spokesperson for Discovery Education to revolutionizing youth environmental service through my non-profit, EarthEcho International. -Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

Fossil fuels and mining is a short-term gambit. If we develop those resources at the expense of the environmental gold mine that is the Great Barrier Reef, we will all lose in the long run. -Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

Helping people understand the impact of key environmental and human issues worldwide is something that I'm passionate about. CNN's 'Going Green' series of specials are engaging viewers around the world through important messages of conservation and hope. -Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

Truly, we do live on a 'water planet.' For us, water is that critical issue that we need. It's the most precious substance on the planet, and it links us to pretty much every environmental issue, including climate change, that we're facing. -Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

My daughter is one of my greatest inspirations. She's an environmentalist, she plays piano, she's raising money for the earthquake victims in Nepal. Every day she surprises me and teaches me something. -Patti Smith

What I remain opposed to is the idea that David Cameron could go around and give up workers' rights, give up environmental protection, give up a whole load of things that are very important. -Jeremy Corbyn

Riding a bicycle is the summit of human endeavour – an almost neutral environmental effect coupled with the ability to travel substantial distances without disturbing anybody. The bike is the perfect marriage of technology and human energy. -Jeremy Corbyn

We firmly believe the environmental issues cannot be addressed without extensive public participation, but people need to be informed before they can get involved. -Ma Jun

We copied laws and regulations from western countries, but enforcement remains weak, and environmental litigation is still quite near impossible. -Ma Jun

Brands who come to China, often they just care about price – so they actually drive the suppliers to cut corners on environmental standards to win a contract. -Ma Jun

China has leapfrogged into this information age, and Web users have grown very significantly, which knocked down the cost of doing the environmental transparency. -Ma Jun

In America, you complain about job losses because of China, but here, we carry all of the environmental costs. -Ma Jun

When I look at China's environmental problems, the real barrier is not lack of technology or money. It's lack of motivation. -Ma Jun

The motivation should come from regulatory enforcement, but enforcement is weak, and environmental litigation is near to impossible. So there's an urgent need for extensive public participation to generate another kind of motivation. -Ma Jun

Even the government understands that the environmental challenge is so big that no single agency can handle it. It needs collaboration among all the stakeholders – companies, governments, NGOs and the public. Public accountability will be the ultimate driving force. -Ma Jun

Multinationals are more sensitive to public pressure because they have bigger brand names, and they have made commitments to be environmentally sensitive. Chinese firms are not used to this kind of pressure yet. -Ma Jun

Environmental problems cannot be resolved here the way they are resolved in other countries. I heard that 80 per cent of the environmental problems in the U.S. are solved in court. That can't happen here. -Ma Jun

On April 16, 2010, 34 Chinese environmental organizations, including Friends of Nature, the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Green Beagle, questioned heavy metal pollution in a letter sent to CEO Steve Jobs. -Ma Jun

If major companies sourcing in developing countries care only about price and quality, local suppliers will be lured to cut corners on environmental standards to win contracts. -Ma Jun

China leads the world in energy consumption, carbon emissions, and the release of major air and water pollutants, and the environmental impact is felt both regionally and globally. -Ma Jun

It has been shown that public participation can limit powerful interest groups, while competing interests can help find a reasonable balance between development and environmental protection. -Ma Jun

China's environmental conundrums will not be solved by changes within government alone. New mechanisms are needed to allow the communities which may be affected by a given plan, and citizens concerned about the environment, to join in. -Ma Jun

Environmental agencies in China are hamstrung by local officials who put economic growth ahead of environmental protection; even the courts are beholden to local officials, and they are not open to environmental litigation. -Ma Jun

China is bearing the environmental cost for much of the world because China is the factory of the world. -Ma Jun

Urban residents, most of them middle class, have a much better sense of their environmental rights, and they're willing to take to the streets. -Ma Jun

I wrote a novel about an economic/environmental collapse titled 'Soft Apocalypse,' and that's definitely the sort I'm best prepared for. To write the novel, I did a lot of reading on what we might expect, so at the first sign, I'm ready to convert all of my assets to gold and ammo and stock up on freeze-dried food. -Will McIntosh

Many environmental battles are won by delaying a destructive project long enough to change the conversation – to allow new economic, political and social dynamics to emerge. -Frances Beinecke

Our nation has abundant clean energy resources, and tapping them will generate jobs, make the air safer to breathe, and tackle climate change – the greatest environmental crisis of our time. -Frances Beinecke

I have long understood that climate change is not only an environmental issue – it is a humanitarian, economic, health, and justice issue as well. -Frances Beinecke

Climate change is the central environmental ill of our time. We have an obligation to protect our children from the dangers of this widening scourge, and we aren't yet doing enough about it. -Frances Beinecke

When the government undertakes or approves a major project such as a dam or highway project, it must make sure the project's impacts, environmental and otherwise, are considered. In many cases, NEPA gives the public its only opportunity to be heard about the project's impact on their community. -Frances Beinecke

When we go to the store, we bring home more than food – we bring home traces of broader environmental problems. But we can use our shopping carts and dinner plates to help solve some of those problems. -Frances Beinecke

I make a fair amount of my food choices for environmental-type reasons than nutrition or taste. I'm trying to minimize impact, which is something most people don't necessarily think about when they're shopping. -Alex Honnold

I've tried to approach environmentalism the same way I do my climbing: by setting small, concrete goals that build on each other. -Alex Honnold

If he could go back, choose another career, my father would have liked to have been an environmentalist of some kind, which is why he'd really like to be remembered for something almost nobody knows he did: naming Earth Day. It agitated him to look up Earth Day on Wikipedia recently and not see his name anywhere. So a few days ago, I added it. -Sarah Koenig

If Canada could simply apply the basic principles of sustainable development, such as the internalization of costs and 'polluters pay,' it would have long-term beneficial effects, both environmental and economic. -Andrew Nikiforuk

My next goal is for Shenzhen to become the model of environmentally-friendly and sustainable development. -Wang Shi

I was surprised to see how much the mainstream environmental movement hates the ELF. -Marshall Curry

I have a pretty positive view of environmental activism, but I didn't know much about the ELF. A lot of people make documentaries because they have something they want to say, but I make them because there's something I want to explore. -Marshall Curry

My understanding of environmentalism, of the things that radicalize people, of the ethics and effectiveness of different kinds of social protest have definitely become more nuanced and more informed, but they aren't much clearer. -Marshall Curry

As a group, we want to follow good and green strategy. Setting targets is one element of that. The second part is to design products which meet environmental goals. -Jamshyd Godrej

I'd like to avoid the environmental apocalypse if I could. Zombies, robots – I don't know – I'd probably do alright hidden in the middle of the herd and sacrificing people to keep myself alive, but where you gonna hide when all the food is gone? -Ben Peek

I hope my work contributes to understanding long-term patterns of human behavior and how we survive, thrive, or fail during times of environmental, social, and economic crisis. -Sarah Parcak

We've sued out-of-state power plants that are polluting our air and led a coalition of attorneys general from Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Massachusetts against efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives to remove critical environmental regulations that protect New York communities from toxic pollution. -Eric Schneiderman

I have younger friends who are in this pinch where they feel they've been counted out before they've had a chance to prove themselves. They've inherited a lot of debt – not just student debt but environmental debt, political debt. They really feel squeezed. -G. Willow Wilson

For me, adventures are a vehicle for travelling deep into the fabric of society, coming to know the environmental conditions that shape people's lives and viewing the present in the context of history. -Tim Cope

All of us are going to have to find ways to do things more efficiently, find ways to get our costs more in line, and do it in a time of higher regulatory and environmental standards. -N. Murray Edwards

The trends that are shaping the twenty-first-century world embody both promise and peril. Globalization, for example, has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty while contributing to social fragmentation and a massive increase in inequality, not to mention serious environmental damage. -Klaus Schwab

I feel more like an environmentalist since I've been up here. There are parts of the Earth that are covered with pollution all the time. I saw weather that was unexpected. Storms bigger than we've seen in the past. This is a human effect. This is not a natural phenomenon. -Scott Kelly

I believe that it is impossible to stop people from using the fossil fuels, so we need to develop technologies which allow us to use them without creating environmental havoc on the planet. -Klaus Lackner

Fossil fuels will run out not because of limited resources but because of the environmental impact. If I can solve that impact, I have basically increased the resource base by a vast amount. -Klaus Lackner

The Earth is a beautiful planet. The space station is a great vantage point to observe it and share our planet in pictures. It makes you more of an environmentalist. -Scott Kelly

You can't be a perfect environmentalist unless you're Ed Begley, Jr., whom I once saw on TV using a bicycle to power his toaster. He's amazing. -Sara Gilbert

You want to keep the severity of our environmental problems in mind enough to keep yourself motivated but not enough to paralyze you into depression. -Sara Gilbert

The environmental problems of developing countries are not the side effects of excessive industrialisation but reflect the inadequacy of development. -Indira Gandhi

There's a myth out there that you have to genuflect at the altar of quarterly earnings. But it's a false choice that you can either be a good fiduciary or promote values such as environmental sustainability. -Tom Perez

There's a rising tide of environmental awareness and activism among consumers that's going to continue to swell in the 21st century. Smart companies will get ahead of that wave and ride it to success and prosperity. Those that don't are headed for a wipeout. -William Clay Ford, Jr.

Clinton understands that climate change is real, is caused by human activity and is one of the great environmental crises facing our planet. She knows that we must transform our energy system away from fossil fuels and move aggressively to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. -Bernie Sanders

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. -Bernie Sanders

Anti-frackers are disingenuous. They bow to the religion of environmentalism. -Harold Hamm

I describe myself as an environmentalist not because I'm marching in the street with placards but because I like to be in the woods by myself. -T. C. Boyle

Congress has no business telling courts within a state that they are prohibited from considering issues involving a lease for energy development, production, and exploration that has the potential to cause irreparable environmental and economic damage to the Gulf Coast area of that state. -Ted Deutch

Energy cogeneration on Capitol Hill makes economic and environmental sense and should be pursued for those reasons. -Ander Crenshaw

The exploration for oil and gas off our shores can play a role in making energy more affordable and accessible… However, effective safety measures must be in place, and exploration must be done in an environmentally sensitive manner that in no way interferes with our military. -Ander Crenshaw

If we're going to pass international trade agreements, as we should, they should have similar kind of rules, not as high a wage as obviously as a steelworker in the U.S. or in Lorain, Ohio, but certainly rules on the environment and worker safety. You go to Mexico, you don't see those kinds of worker protections or environmental safeguards. -Sherrod Brown

The whole environmental policy in the Netherlands has no substance any more. -Pim Fortuyn

We must not risk defunding environmental conservation programs, which is why Congress should reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund to preserve our natural resources. -Suzan DelBene

Strong, enforceable environmental protections will not only help protect our planet for future generations, it will also level the playing field for small-and-medium-sized U.S. businesses by raising environmental standards. -Suzan DelBene

As I have said all along, for any trade promotion authority bill to gain my support, it must require strong, enforceable environmental and labor protections. -Suzan DelBene

Climate change is the environmental challenge of this generation, and it is imperative that we act before it's too late. -John Delaney

The Keystone pipeline is one of those things that's sort of a political driver. And mostly, the Republicans use it to sort of embarrass the president and embarrass quite a few Democrats who feel that there's a potential for an environmental disaster. -Rodney Frelinghuysen

All too often, the conversation about appropriate and balanced environmental stewardship gets caught up in partisan politics. Yet, this conversation is key to the preservation of our great country for generations to come, as important as ensuring we have fiscally responsible policies to secure our future. -Chris Gibson

It's absolutely shameful that Rep. Grijalva would try to use tribes as political pawns to implement the misguided agenda of extremist environmental groups. -Paul Gosar

E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the United States and can pose serious environmental and health problems here and around the world when not handled properly. -Gene Green

There's a value in used electronic equipment, and currently, there are small, domestic recyclers that process this equipment safely. But they have a hard time competing with facilities overseas that have few, if any, environmental and safety standards. -Gene Green

What is the future going to say about us now? What are our kids going to look at us and say, 'How could you not stop that person from getting into power? How could you not stop that environmental disaster that you saw coming a mile away?' -Leslie Odom, Jr.

God put the human race in charge of managing the resources of the entire planet for the benefit of all life. Therefore, we, of all people on this planet, should be concerned about environmental issues and doing what we can to enhance the beauty and productivity of the natural realm. -Hugh Ross

The potential in many environmental issues is that if you undertake corrective action without appropriate understanding of the problem, then you wind up doing more harm than good. -Hugh Ross

Sustainability goes across everything I do with Adidas and everything I do with my own house, so the Olympic kit is no exception. It is incredibly environmental in the way that it is manufactured. For example, there's no leather; it's free from PVC. There's lots of woven materials, which means a lot less waste. -Stella McCartney

When I say I don't do fur or leather, in my world it's a massive shock, but when it comes into the sporting arena, it goes without saying. It also influences what I do on the runway: I get really excited when I discover an environmentally-friendly print process that doesn't use water, and I'll try and mimic that in my ready-to-wear. -Stella McCartney

Meat is a mighty contributor to climate change and other environmental problems. The amount of meat we're eating is one of the leading causes of climate change. It's as important as the kind of car you drive – whether you eat meat a lot or how much meat you eat. -Michael Pollan

Why not put a tax on carbon emissions. It would raise a lot of money, it would reduce the environmental damages in the future, it would solve so many problems, and it would be a much more constructive thing to do than to think about raising the income tax. -Robert F. Engle

I always knew that I was going be an environmental advocate when I was very young. -Robert Kennedy, Jr.

We have very strong environmental laws in the United States and elsewhere around the world. The problem is that they're seldom enforced. -Robert Kennedy, Jr.

It should be noted that the EPA's banning of methanol is categorically absurd from the point of view of environmental protection. -Robert Zubrin

Western environmentalists might value their independence, but their organizations are largely donor driven, and if he wanted to, Putin could have a lot to donate. -Robert Zubrin

It is not rational, never mind 'appropriate,' to impose billions of dollars in economic costs in return for a few dollars in health or environmental benefits. -Antonin Scalia

I have a huge fan following in Bellary, and when they met me, they told me about their problems. I have seen mining done without proper safety measures and not taking environmental protection into account. -Pawan Kalyan

I don't think that VR is going to lead to humanity being enslaved in the matrix or letting the world crumble around us. I think it's going to end up being a great technology that brings closer people together, that allows for better communication, that reduces a lot of environmental waste that we're currently doing in the real world. -Palmer Luckey

Yes, you could call me a tree hugger, an environmentalist, an eco-warrior even – except I don't spend my life in a kaftan, smoking joss sticks and walking a skinny dog on a piece of string. -Jasper Carrott

Our goals must be to find new, environmentally-friendly ways by which to continue the art of creation, to utilize our valuable human skills, and to make things that will bring joy. -Issey Miyake

I feel it is urgently necessary to train people who are capable of tackling the various problems we face today in regards to environmental turmoil and the relevancy of clothing. -Issey Miyake

Personalization is everywhere. We are constantly asked, directly or indirectly, to create Our Own Whatever – containing and limited to our 'favorite sources of information.' Republicans do that; Democrats do it; environmentalists do it; terrorists do it; science fiction enthusiasts do it. That's a real problem, I think. -Cass Sunstein

There's every reason to think that whatever their political leanings, Americans will be highly receptive to numerous reforms designed to improve health, safety, economic security, environmental quality and democratic self-government – at least if those reforms do not eliminate their freedom of choice. -Cass Sunstein

I voted yes for ANWR, and I would support those in other places, environmentally sound. -Sam Brownback

I have been a long-term environmental advocate for the agriculture industry. I have particularly tried to push carbon farming or carbon sequestration. -Sam Brownback

Some of the environmental lobbyists of the Western nations are the salt of the earth, but many of them are elitists. -Norman Borlaug

It is the public that is illiterate in science and math, a lazy press, and environmental advocacy groups that manufacture fear for misconceptions about energy. -Rex Tillerson

I'm not afraid to spend money on the R&D that's really going to move us to a cleaner energy source that I think is so much the answer to the issues of environmental responsibility and climate change. -Lisa Murkowski

We the people have the strength to bring our country from our weak-kneed stumbling gait in the last ranks of reason to the leadership of the great march to environmental victory. -Walter Cronkite

I don't know of a single park without serious environmental problems. -Michael Frome

Fox prefers to focus on people who are doing bad – especially if they're Democrats, or environmentalists. -David Brock

With the mining sites, I found a subject matter that carried forth my fascination with the undoing of the landscape, in terms of both its formal beauty and its environmental politics. -David Maisel

I write a lot of environmental stories. -Peter Heller

A lot of my nonfiction is very strong environmental stories – I was the first guy to write about the dolphin killings in Japan. -Peter Heller

The goal must be to expand ourselves beyond one field of focus and use our improved access to information to solve the very real and extreme economic, environmental, and resource challenges we face as an interconnected, global society. -Naveen Jain

Let me say right off the bat that I'm not what you would call a 'tree hugger' or a 'bushes and bunnies' environmentalist out to save the planet or the whales – although I do not denigrate that perspective either, and I really like whales. -Peter Navarro

What is basically just an IQ score has roots in education, socioeconomic status, genetics, and environmental factors. Looking at any one of these roots doesn't give you a full picture of the tree, but it does tell you that a tree is there. -Kyle Hill

I want clean water and clean air and conservation… that's not what extreme environmentalists are all about. For them, it is a religion. They believe in trees and animals, not God. -Roger Ailes

A lot of the idealism of the Sixties was spot on, from the environmentalism to the war to the Civil Rights movement, the women's rights movement, you name it. -Steven Van Zandt

I started traveling out of curiosity, but I have come to believe in travel's political importance, that encouraging a nation's citizenry to travel may be as important as encouraging school attendance, environmental conservation, or national thrift. You cannot understand the otherness of places you have not encountered. -Andrew Solomon

Technology is vital. We have to have development in new technology if we're going to solve these environmental problems without throwing humanity back in poverty. -Ramez Naam

Producing food to eat is the single most destructive environmental activity humans engage in. -Ramez Naam

I've had filmmakers, I even had Bono come and talk to me about having a sequel to 'E.T.' help with an environmental message – I listened. I can certainly understand. I mean, the great thing about Bono is that everything he does is in service to a greater cause. -Kathleen Kennedy

I have heard over and over again that the drilling business is a dangerous business, and death is an expected part of the game, but I've also heard of the way that safety violations, human and environmental laws, and a concern for the local culture are flaunted in pursuit of money. -Alexandra Fuller

I think there has been this really bad habit of environmentalists being insufferably smug, where they are sort of saying, 'This is the issue that beats all other issues,' or, 'Your issue doesn't matter because nothing matters if the earth is fried.' -Naomi Klein

That's the big mistake the environmental movement made – 'We'll scare the hell out of you, and you'll become an activist'. -Naomi Klein

What we know is that the environmental movement had a series of dazzling victories in the late '60s and in the '70s where the whole legal framework for responding to pollution and to protecting wildlife came into law. It was just victory after victory after victory. And these were what came to be called 'command-and-control' pieces of legislation. -Naomi Klein

We should be fingerprinting environmentalists… They are out to destroy the country. -Ann Coulter

The human and environmental devastation caused by nuclear weapons – whether by testing, mistake or malice – is the very reason we need to eliminate them altogether. -Valerie Plame

Here on Earth, we've found organisms that thrive in environmental conditions we would have once thought uninhabitable. The presence of these extremophiles suggests that life could potentially take hold on worlds other than our own. -Nick Sagan

With the observable fact that scientific knowledge makes our lives better when applied with concern for human welfare and environmental protection, there is no question that science and technology can produce abundance so that no one has to go without. -Jacque Fresco

If our system continues without modification involving environmental and social concern, we will face an economic and social breakdown of our outdated monetary and political system. -Jacque Fresco

I want to work on environmental issues. -Jimmy Gomez

As President Trump quickly moved to limit immigration, civil rights, and environmental protections, I felt fear for my young children, and guilt, too – as if I'd somehow betrayed the unspoken contract all parents make to give our children a better life than ourselves. -Laura Moser

I've always been interested in the industrialization of our food; it's been an issue for me from an environmental and animal rights and human health perspective. -Richard Linklater

Stewardship of our air and water is a responsibility that should be free of the bias of politics. What's more, environmental regulators should abide by the law. -Luther Strange

We don't want the federal government coming in and telling us how to do our environmental remediation or how we're going to do our healthcare. -John Hickenlooper

Even as we continue to carry the banner of civil rights and environmental justice, we've also got to focus on many, many people – for them, life starts with a good job. -John Hickenlooper

I'm into environmental and ecological issues, so maybe that is an avenue to go down. -Daniel Bryan

Design our world so that we have positive social and environmental side effects. -Bjarke Ingels

Some fast fashion companies do amazing environmentally friendly capsule collections, but wouldn't it be great if one of these companies just turned around and said everything they produced was? -Amber Valletta

At every juncture as Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt has consistently chosen to undermine and attack environmental safeguards – not to defend them. -Amber Valletta

The government employs scientists of many varieties in technical capacities, from estimating the environmental toxicity of a chemical to the structural soundness of a bridge. But when it comes to forming policies, these scientists and, especially, behavioral scientists are rarely at the table with the lawyers and the economists. -Richard Thaler

We're still expecting capitalism to solve problems: 'Maybe if we sell enough oil, we can give some profits to an environmental agency!' Capitalism isn't a moral system. -Anohni

Invoking Nature always measures the distance we have yet to travel to achieve real progress on environmental issues. -Timothy Morton

When you look for the environment, you find things that are in it: a hammer, a smartphone, some rusty nails, a shed, a spider, some grass, a tree. So there is a big difference between environmentality and Nature. Nature is definitely something you can point to: it is 'over yonder' in the mountains, in my DNA, under the pavement. -Timothy Morton

I think everyone born in Oregon is an environmentalist by birth. -Phil Knight

We don't think it is fair for these environmental groups to be beating up Belize over this little dam when their own countries have so many of them. Now they are trying to tell us we can't have one. -Said Musa

When you run a company, you want to hand it off in better shape than you found it. In the same way, just as we shouldn't leave our children or grandchildren with mountains of national debt and unsustainable entitlement programs, we shouldn't leave them with the economic and environmental costs of climate change. -Henry Paulson

I've long believed the environmental issue is an economic issue and a political issue. The three are entwined. You can't build prosperity on any basis other than a long-term basis, and you can't do that if you don't have a healthy environment. -Henry Paulson

If the U.S. fails to set the rules for global trade, then other countries with records of environmental and labor abuses, like China, will step in to fill the void. -Mike Quigley

While trade agreements are negotiated in secrecy, behind-closed doors, we have learned enough from leaks to know that the result of passing TPA to 'fast track' these trade agreements would affect everything from food safety to environmental protection to consumer financial protections. -Jan Schakowsky

I urge President Trump to maintain American participation in the Paris Agreement – for the sake of our international leadership, economic competitiveness, and children's environmental future. -Brad Schneider

Climate change is an economic, public health, and environmental issue that we have a moral responsibility to address. -Brad Schneider

The queue of activists, interest groups, and ordinary people wringing their hands over what a President Donald Trump might do in office is long, and environmentalists are at the front of the line. -Charles C. Mann

As an issue, climate change was unlucky: when nonspecialists first became aware of it in the 1990s, environmental attitudes had already become tribal political markers. -Charles C. Mann

By the 1980s, businesses had realized that environmental issues had a price tag. Increasingly, they balked. Reflexively, the anticorporate Left pivoted; Earth Day, erstwhile snow job, became an opportunity to denounce capitalist greed. -Charles C. Mann

I have a major respect for nature. I'm an environmentalist. -Hugh Masekela

Fossil fuel companies and their allies are funding a massive and sophisticated campaign to mislead the American people about the environmental harm caused by carbon pollution. -Sheldon Whitehouse

For TPP to get my vote, it must benefit America's middle class, raise wages, and safeguard the consumer and environmental protections that we rely upon. -Dan Lipinski

When I started researching the eco effects of eating meat, I'd assumed, for no good reason, that environmental irresponsibility would correspond to both animal size and deliciousness: Eating cows would be worst, eating pigs would be a bit less bad, and eating chickens would be basically harmless. -Ben Dolnick

If the scale of gas is anything like the claims made by its advocates, it has major implications for the economy and British society. Besides its worrying environmental aspects, it could have adverse effects on income distribution. -Guy Standing

There is great potential for investments that are built around improving social, environmental, and economic conditions. -Peter Maurer

The world faces enormous human development and environmental challenges, from poverty and disease to food security and climate change. -Paul Polman

The great challenge of the 21st century is to provide good standards of living for 7 billion people without depleting the earth's resources or running up massive levels of public debt. To achieve this, government and business alike will need to find new models of growth that are in both environmental and economic balance. -Paul Polman

Land is a great example of how we can manage and invest in sustainable infrastructure for economic, social, and environmental gains. Its use – and misuse – is at the heart of the challenge for food, fuel, and fibre. -Paul Polman

We can no longer pretend that business is immune from the rising tide of environmental or social challenges or that companies can create value in isolation from the communities of which they are a part. -Paul Polman

Citizens and consumers are demanding that climate change and environmental issues be taken seriously. -Isabelle Kocher

The discrimination of women and girls goes to the core of any and all analyses of the world's economic, political, and environmental problems. -Winnie Byanyima

We are called to care for those sickened by pollution, house those displaced by environmental calamities, and heal the spirits of those – especially our youth – who are disheartened by a world where human survival is now in question. -Blase J. Cupich

Our message to leaders from every continent was simple: California has succeeded on climate and clean energy because we've emphasized local, human values and built a coalition that includes community and environmental leaders, working families, and communities of color – as well as unions and progressive business. -Tom Steyer

While the transition from a combustion-powered society to electrification is already underway due to market forces alone, this transition will take generations without support. But we have every incentive – environmental, economic, and yes, moral – to speed the evolution. -Joe Kaeser

There is an old belief that solving environmental problems can only be achieved by first building enough economic wealth so we can 'afford to save the environment.' This 'Kuznets Curve' thinking has never been correct and must be abandoned once and for all if we are serious about economic development for a thriving humanity on Earth. -Johan Rockstrom

Even the wealth of the U.S. cannot protect against the levels of environmental destruction that we are unleashing. -Johan Rockstrom

To reduce the risk of a global environmental catastrophe, and to avoid reversing the course of human progress, the world must urgently bend the curve of global emissions away from fossil fuels. -Johan Rockstrom

I was a pretty independent kid. I thought maybe I'd be a veterinarian or an environmental lawyer. -Mark Parker

Environmental justice, for those of you who may not be familiar with the term, goes something like this: no community should be saddled with more environmental burdens and less environmental benefits than any other. -Majora Carter

From a planning perspective, economic degradation begets environmental degradation, which begets social degradation. -Majora Carter

I used to sort of consider myself a feminist, an environmentalist, and I still have some of that in me, but I've done so many offensive comedies, I'm now worn down to a little nub of… nub of an activist. -Anna Faris

Our hubris needs to be downsized, thinking that profiteering on Earth, on whatever level – environmentally, economically, culturally – is unlimited and everybody should get as much as he wants or she wants. Humans need to be shrunk again to their actual size. -Christoph Waltz

All the good work in the world will not compensate for the damage that a single facet of the business, or a rogue individual, can do. Insider trading, environmental damage, human-rights violations, and opportunistic practices erode trust and result in net negative impact. -Punit Renjen

Many times, I left the prison thinking, 'I'm smart. I can make it. I won't get caught up again.' But you get off downtown Skid Row, and you're a target for all of the environmental harms in that area. The pain and trauma in that area is so thick, you can almost reach your hand out and touch it. -Susan Burton

We know that the environment and political information is important, and we expose and teach the women about some of the environmental factors that lead to their incarceration. -Susan Burton

Trans issues are also environmental issues. They're also healthcare issues. They're also national security issues. -Sarah McBride

There was a summer during which the whole South Shore of Oahu, you could see the bleached coral almost across all of the surfing spots. And so it's gone from an issue that only environmentalists cared about to an issue that almost everybody in the state of Hawaii cares about, because it's really affecting our quality of life. -Brian Schatz

Meat is undoubtedly an environmentally expensive food. -Vaclav Smil

Meat is undoubtedly an environmentally expensive food. Large animals have inherently low efficiency of converting feed to muscle, and only modern broilers can be produced with less than two units of feed per unit of meat. -Vaclav Smil

When my father finished his Ph.D., my mother went back for another bachelor's degree, this time in environmental science. -Celeste Ng

As an environmental scientist, I think our first need is to feed and shelter and nurture. That has always required the exploitation of plant life, and it always will. -Hope Jahren

Because glass is at once structural and transparent, it is relatively easy to consider the integration of structural and environmental building performance within a single integrated skin. -Neri Oxman

Prior to the Industrial Revolution, hand-production methods were abundant. Craft defined everything. The craftsman had an almost phenomenological knowledge of materials and intuited how to vary their properties according to their structural and environmental characteristics. -Neri Oxman

The environmental movement does not always have to be about stopping things. It can be about fixing problems. -Mark Kurlansky

I do wonder if it's my responsibility to spread a message of environmental awareness or political awareness or just, like, don't be racist or whatever, but I don't want to be the person who's like, 'Everyone be vegan forever!' -Zazie Beetz

Though dams and artificial lakes can have significant negative environmental impacts, when carefully considered, mitigated, and managed, the benefits of hydropower often outweigh these costs. -Seth Moulton

Cities are central to the shaping and delivery of national policy objectives, and in return, they are the places where social, environmental, and economic policies play out in practice. -Mark Walport

I do comparative studies of climate evolution, and the interactions between planetary atmosphere and surfaces and their radiation environment, and try to understand the environmental factors that can affect a planet's habitability and how they change over time. -David Grinspoon

Ever since the environmental movement was sparked by photos of the whole Earth taken by astronauts onboard Apollo Lunar Modules, I've seen planetary exploration as an extension of a reverence and care for Earth. -David Grinspoon

There is a history of thinking about space science from an environmental ethics perspective. And part of what I want to do is turn that back and use that experience to see if it reflects how we think about the Earth. -David Grinspoon

Justice Scalia was a person who effectively bludgeoned the life out of the living Constitution, the Constitution that gave us desegregation, that gave us women's rights, that gave us environmental protections and political access. -Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

EPA's role is even broader than water infrastructure and cleaning up contaminated land – the agency also has a key role in allowing projects to move forward by reviewing environmental impact statements during the permitting process. -Scott Pruitt

What is true environmentalism? I think it's environmental stewardship – not prohibition. -Scott Pruitt

EPA will set a national standard for greenhouse gas emissions that allows auto manufacturers to make cars that people both want and can afford – while still expanding environmental and safety benefits of newer cars. -Scott Pruitt

The 'environmental left' tells us that, though we have natural resources like natural gas and oil and coal, and though we can feed the world, we should keep those things in the ground, put up fences, and be about prohibition. -Scott Pruitt

We're saying environmental stewardship and jobs in the economy. We can do both together. -Scott Pruitt

We, as a country, have always used innovative technology to advance environmental stewardship, reduction of those pollutants, but also grown our economy at the same time. -Scott Pruitt

As we do our work in D.C., we should do our work in collaboration and in partnership, in cohesion with states so that we can work on environmental issues from Superfund to air quality to water quality across the full spectrum in things that we do in partnership with those folks. -Scott Pruitt

When you look at farmers and ranchers, for example, they are our first environmentalists. They are our first conservationists. When you look at the greatest asset that they have, it is their land. They care about the water that they drink. They care about the air that they breathe. We should see them as partners, not adversaries. -Scott Pruitt

As Oklahoma attorney general, it is not my job to formulate or implement Oklahoma's plan, but it is my job to preserve Oklahoma's right to do so – particularly when the Clean Air Act so clearly recognizes that Oklahomans, and not federal bureaucrats, are best situated to determine Oklahoma energy and environmental policies. -Scott Pruitt

'Sue and settle' involves the creation of environmental rules and regulations through lawsuits filed by environmental groups against the EPA, not through Congress or proper rule-making. -Scott Pruitt

My readers are surprisingly mixed. I have conservative readers – for instance, women with headscarves – but also many liberal, leftist, feminist, nihilist, environmentalist, and secularist readers. Next to those are mystics, agnostics, Kurds, Turks, Alevis, Sunnis, gays, housewives, and businesswomen. -Elif Safak

My dad is very environmentally conscious, and so I've always been close to nature. -Madelaine Petsch

Our district is home to the Adirondacks, and we know firsthand that clean energy development and environmental protection are critical to our economy. -Elise Stefanik

No clean energy development is complete without extensive environmental protections, and I've been proud to work in a bipartisan fashion with my colleagues in Congress to protect our most precious natural resources. -Elise Stefanik

As a member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, I'm committed to finding consensus on legislation to address our environmental and energy challenges. -Elise Stefanik

The first time I was ever impressed with Patagonia as a brand was when they released the 'Don't Buy This Jacket' campaign. That campaign highlighted their understanding of their role in a larger environmental justice space. -DeRay Mckesson

We had a great chance in the mid-2000s to reach an accord with the Chinese on both energy and environmental issues. That deal would have essentially been that the U.S. could provide the equipment and expertise, and the Chinese would help close the trade gap. It was a huge opportunity that we failed to exploit. -David E. Sanger

I'm fortunate to be in a position to support nonprofits that align with my personal priorities, which include women's health issues, cancer research, environmental concerns, and education for women and children domestically and globally. -Channing Dungey

I definitely want to get into environmental science and environmental politics, learning a lot more and preserving what's left of the world. That's such a sacred circle to be in. I'd love to contribute to that. -SZA

Infrastructure investment in science is an investment in jobs, in health, in economic growth and environmental solutions. -Oren Etzioni

The TPP will be good for the American economy, the Vietnamese economy, and the labor and environmental standards that make life better for our people. -Ben Rhodes

Although environmental groups sometimes raise issues in the confirmation process, environmental protection is not central to the fear-mongering of the liberal interest groups that oppose conservative judges. But the threat to basic environmental protections from conservative jurisprudence is broad-based and severe. -Benjamin Wittes

If we allow responsible management of our forests and end the nonsense litigation from radical environmental groups, we can get our timber mills up and running, reduce the risk of wildfires, and ensure healthier forests and cleaner air. -Matt Rosendale

I refuse to stand by and watch as Sen. Tester tries to implement his radical environmental agenda here and kill our coal industry and destroy thousands of Montana jobs. -Matt Rosendale

Foreign relations should involve human rights, workers' rights, and environmental protection. -Kevin de Leon

Building a 'Green Gabon' has always been a central pillar of my government, and in 2014, I introduced a new legal framework that puts environmental protection and sustainable development firmly at the heart of our future economic growth. -Ali Bongo Ondimba

If every country's climate policy was driven purely by environmental science, we may have no need for international agreements. -Ali Bongo Ondimba

As the leader of an oil-producing nation, I know how hard it can be to prioritize environmental issues, but the short-term risk to our economic security is far outweighed by the potential risk to our national and regional security. -Ali Bongo Ondimba

No major technological change has ever been instituted by mankind without an array of negative consequences. The motor car has meant liberation for millions, but it has also caused congestion, environmental damage, and a disturbing death toll on the roads. -Theo Paphitis

There are so many different environmental factors for just how safe it is for a kid to come out. -Becky Albertalli

Automobile companies are always allergic to any kind of environmental movement. -Jaggi Vasudev

It's no secret that the environmental movement is ultimately designed to create new inroads into increased government control. All of the shots taken at emissions, the dependence on fossil fuels, and noise pollution are designed to paint those things as symptoms of a problem, with the government able to step in as the solution. -Steven Crowder

I have never moved away from my mainstay – trying to address all the environmental issues that come to me. I consult with law firms in the U.S., Australia, the U.K., Italy, Greece, and India to begin to address environmental disasters. I do motivational speaking. -Erin Brockovich

At least three studies, in the U.S., Canada and Sweden, have linked glyphosate exposure to the disease, and in 2015, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer found glyphosate to be a 'probable' cause of cancer in humans. California's state environmental protection agency has also declared it a probable carcinogen. -Erin Brockovich

It would be a mistake to believe that environmental protection and economic growth are mutually exclusive. -Khalid A. Al-Falih

Backstage, I do my own thing and have my own spots in the locker room, so environmentally, it's not very different for me. But the backstage environments are vastly different, but that is mainly because of the personalities. -Samoa Joe

When it comes to protecting workers, labour conditions, labour legislation, the rights for collective bargaining, when you look at our environmental standards, when you look at our public disclosure laws and accountability and securities regulations to ensure that companies abide by the law, we don't have a level playing field with China. -Andrew Scheer

I think it's been fun to show that Bryan and I share a Honda Fit, and we're huge environmentalists, and we're big activists for animal rights. -Brie Bella

What turned me into an environmentalist, on my eleventh birthday, was seeing the first strip mine. -W. S. Merwin

The music industry is not set up well at all, environmentally. But I sing about what I feel, and I'm very inspired by activists and friends that I get to connect with. -Xavier Rudd

The position of Autism Speaks has been for quite awhile that we need to find out what's happening. We know there's a genetic component, and there's an environmental trigger, and until we get to the bottom of what's happening, no one knows what causes autism. -Elizabeth Emken

All insulation is environmentally friendly. Some installation has better environmental credentials, but what matters is the energy it saves. -Dick Strawbridge

I've been making pieces dealing with environmental issues at least since 2004; I mean, I did stuff for the Sierra Club and the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge even back in the 1990s. But somewhere a little after 2004, Hummer hits me up. I'm like, 'Are you kidding me?' -Shepard Fairey

Renewables need to be developed in an environmentally responsible way. And, you know, I frankly have heard criticisms from even environmentalists saying that some wind farms impact gaming and fishing patterns, whether it's offshore or onshore. -George P. Bush

Bolsonaro is a tropical Trump. They have a very common agenda, a very regressive agenda, when it comes to civil rights, social rights, and environmental rights. -Fernando Haddad

Taking on corporate greed is an environmental concern. -Rashida Tlaib

Do environmentalists really believe that green progress means looking out at America's majestic mountains, forests, green oceans, wilderness areas and deserts and viewing miles upon miles of nothing but windmills and solar paneling? -Stephen Moore

Clothing shouldn't be a societal shackle. It should be art and truth and a way for us to show the world what we want out of it. It's environmental armor. -Rain Dove

I embrace a Green New Deal; I just think we have to have public-private partnerships if we're going to get there. We have to align the environmental incentives with the financial incentives. -Tim Ryan

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