Women will not simply be mainstreamed into the polluted stream. Women are changing the stream, making it clean and green and safe for all - every gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age, and ability.
There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not for everyone's greed.
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter ... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals from the moment of conception until death.
Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now, he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined, and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
The dinosaurs disappeared because they could not adapt to their changing environment. We shall disappear if we cannot adapt to an environment that now contains spaceships, computers and thermonuclear weapons.
No organizational action has more power for motivating employee behavior change than feedback from credible work associates.
Nature repairs her ravages, but not all. The uptorn trees are not rooted again; the parted hills are left scarred; if there is a new growth, the trees are not the same as the old, and the hills underneath their green vesture bear the marks of the past rending. To the eyes that have dwelt on the past, there is no thorough repair.
Scientific studies indicate that most global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases released mainly as a result of human activity.
Laudato Síencyclical letter, June 18, 2015.
The planet is in distress and all of the attention is on Paris Hilton. We have to ask ourselves what is going on here?
The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.
I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are consequences.
Whenever I see a newspaper, I think of the poor trees. As trees they provide beauty, shade and shelter. But, as paper, all they provide is rubbish.
The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
Giving up cannot be an option.
We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!