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Friday Fun: 5 Quotes on Sustainability
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Friday Fun: 5 Quotes on Sustainability

young-george-carlinHappy weekend! Here’s a few quotes on sustainability and being green to lighten up your Friday.
(Or, you know … just get you thinking about the state of the planet.)

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.  ~Robert Lynd, The Blue Lion and Other Essays

Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain, 
For strip-mined mountain’s majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.
~George Carlin

“People ‘over-produce’ pollution because they are not paying for the costs of dealing with it.” 
Ha-Joon Chang23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy all his food in one place and He could save that which was good to eat in the refrigerator and throw away that which had no further use.  And soon the earth was covered with plastic bags and aluminum cans and paper plates and disposable bottles and there was nowhere to sit down or walk, and Man shook his head and cried:  “Look at this Godawful mess.”  ~Art Buchwald, 1970

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.  ~Thomas Fuller,Gnomologia, 1732

 

Photo credit of a young George Carlin: johngushue

 

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Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen. View all posts by Beth Funari

1 thought on “Friday Fun: 5 Quotes on Sustainability

  1. I love that Chang quote. When we are able top ignore the consequences of our actions we are more likely to make the wrong choice.

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