“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. ”

Chief Seattle

“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.”

Gaylord Nelson, former governor of Wisconsin, co-founder of Earth Day

“The future doesn’t lie ahead of you, waiting to happen – It lies deep inside you waiting to be discovered.”


“Let every individual and institution now think and act as a responsible trustee of Earth, seeking choices in ecology, economics and ethics that will provide a sustainable future, eliminate pollution, poverty and violence, awaken the wonder of life and foster peaceful progress in the human adventure.”

John McConnell, founder of International Earth Day

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.”

Jimmy Carter

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In the long term, economic sustainability depends on ecological sustainability.”

“America’s Living Oceans”