Kindness of Strangers Live Green saves Wildlife
"Use it up wear it out make it do or do without"
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. ~Henry David Thoreau
The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands. ~Havelock Ellis, The Dance of Life, 1923
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
~Native American Proverb
The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future. ~Marya Mannes, More in Anger, 1958
I am the earth. You are the earth. The Earth is dying. You and I are murderers.
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
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.
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.