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Quotes to Make You Think About Green Renewable Clean Energy

28/04/2010

The great climate debate rages on and on.

Bottom line is we should really strive to clean ourselves and our planet up.  We need a brain scrubbing, a readjustment in thinking because ultimately, if we don’t, we will suffocate in our own polluted filth – the Earth’s population is by no means shrinking, and that alone means alot more energy use & pollution, no ands, ifs or buts.  But that’s just me, what do I know?

Bright Efficient Ideas

Learning about Renewable Energies

Here are quotes that are green, clean energy related or can be used in a relative context.  Hopefully these quotes will make you think:

“Anything so complicated as a planet, inhabited by more than a million and a half species of plants and animals, all of them living together in a more or less balanced equilibrium in which they continually use and reuse the same molecules of soil and air, cannot be improved by aimless and uninformed tinkering. ”

– E. F. Schumacher

“Let no one say, and say it to your shame, that all was beauty here, until you came.”

– Sign outside Lake O’Hara Lodge

“Energy will be the immediate test of our ability to unite this Nation, and it can also be the standard around which we rally. On the battlefield of energy we can win for our Nation a new confidence, and we can seize control again of our common destiny. “

~ Jimmy Carter

“If we insist on ruining the planet, we have to stop claiming we’re a ‘superior species’.”

– Bill Becker Presidential Climate Action Project

“I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle solar power.”

– Thomas Edison

“Human activity is putting such strain on the natural functions of Earth that the ability of the planet’s ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted.”

– UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment 2005

“A man falling from a 100-storey building will pass the first 99 floors unscathed.”

– Mike Nickerson

“Humans – despite their artistic pretensions, their sophistication, and their many accomplishments – owe their existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

– Source unknown

“Though living near a river, do not waste water; though living near mountains, do not waste firewood.”

– Chinese Proverb

“Sixty generations ago we were all eating beetles in the woods. We think we’re sophisticated because we live in cities, but we’re not. We’re just well dressed gophers.”

– Brian Keating

“If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.”

– General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff, American Army

“The risks of transporting deadly nuclear waste, the environmental justice impacts and the long-term health effects of both these projects are untenable…We cannot afford to be silent on these important issues.”

~ James Cromwell

“You must skate to where the puck is going, not to where it is now.”

– Wayne Gretzky

It would serve all of us well to learn from our past.  In our all too easily disposable society, we would benefit from repairing and cherishing the things we worked hard to spend our money on, instead of just pitching it and buying another.  How about growing food?

I know it sounds stupid, but if we suffered a massive power loss (eerily familiar to the events of Summer 2003 when the power went out almost everywhere!) and were unable to fix it in a timely fashion … how many of us would really know how to survive?

Our energy prices are going up in Ontario one way or another folks.  Our transmission and distribution systems are old and need the change to smart grid technologies.  They also need to be expanded.  Do any of you think about how many communities are run on diesel up North still?  There are alot of good opportunites that could result successfully if only Ontarians would educate themselves a bit more, and also plan the process, not only in terms of dollars and cents, but also in terms of natural and human resources.

But what do I know?

Peace 🙂

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One comment

  1. i love these quotes



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