Environmental Quotes

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
I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
– Robert Redford
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.
– Edward O. Wilson
When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done!
– Dennis Weaver
You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
– Donella Meadows
You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition.
– Gro Harlem Brundtland
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
Within 10 years it will be impossible to travel to the North Pole by dog team. There will be too much open water.
– Will Steger
Why should we not expect self-designated environmental leaders to practice what they preach?
– David Frum
Why has it seemed that the only way to protect the environment is with heavy-handed government regulation?
– Gale Norton
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
While the Environmental Genome Project does not seek to assign allele frequencies, we are aware of the importance of accurate allele frequency estimates for future epidemiologic studies and the large sample sizes such estimates will require.
– Samuel Wilson
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
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
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
We should restore a proper balance in environmental regulation and energy production that is based on common sense, not political agendas.
– Mac Thornberry
We now see numerous examples of brands working together to address issues such as environmental degradations, climate control, pollution, poverty and disease.
– Simon Mainwaring
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
We must return to nature and nature's god.
– Luther Burbank
We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand.
– Christopher Dodd