From Arundhati Roy

“To stay quiet is as political an act as speaking out.” – Arundhati Roy, author and Indian activist

From Robert Kennedy

“It is from the numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centres of…

From Michael Fox

“Zoos are becoming facsimiles – or perhaps caricatures – of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all.” – Michael Fox, Sierra, November-December 1990 Related articles Kiev zoo a ‘concentration camp for animals’ (cbc.ca) Is The Concept of a Zoo…

Loyd: “It has to do with keeping things in balance. It’s like the spirits have made a deal with us. We’re on our own. The spirits have been good enough to let us live here and use the utilities, and we’re saying: We know how nice you’re being. We appreciate the rain, we appreciate the…

“In an underdeveloped country, don’t drink the water; in a developed country, don’t breathe the air.” – Changing Times magazine

Every day is Earth Day”. – Author Unknown

From Loren Eiseley

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loren Eiseley – Anthropologist, Scientist and Eassayist

From Rainer Maria Rilke

Again and again some people in the crowd wake up. They have no ground in the crowd and they emerge according to much broader laws. They carry strange customs with them and demand room for bold gestures. The future speaks ruthlessly through them. – Rainer Maria Rilke

?I?ve always felt that a person?s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.? – Lisa Alther

?One of the things that we as Okanagan people know is that our very flesh is our land. Our very breath that we take is our land. Everything that is about us is our land? And so when we call on our spirits in the spirit world, that?s how we talk to them. When we…

?It takes a long time ? millions of years ? to create species as fully developed as the ones around us?. We are destroying species a hundred times faster than they could be created, even if we left the natural environment alone. We are doing the equivalent of drawing down hard on our bank account;…

?Eleven percent of all bird species are on the verge of extinction as a consequence of what we?ve done. A report of the world?s plants suggest that 12 percent?are on the brink of extinction, and I suspect that?s an underestimate, because there are many of the world?s plants that we don?t know. It?s not just…

?The soil is virtually a living organism. It?s not a just a bunch of grains with bugs walking through them. It is a mass of organic, living material in an inorganic matrix. It?s dynamic. It?s full of life. And it does not produce anything for human beings unless it?s sustained in that living condition?. –…

?When the forest began to disappear?we had flooding, we had erosion?and the role of science was misapplied. The Army Corps of Engineers looked at the floods and said, ?The answer is to build dams,??so now we have 114 dams on the Columbia River. And the relationship between those dams and the salmon is that the…

?The basic pattern of life is a network. Whenever you see life, you see networks. The whole planet, what we can term ?Gaia,? is a network of processes involving feedback tubes. And the world of bacteria is critical to the details of these feedback processes, because bacteria plays a crucial role in the regulation of…