Green consumerism has been a catastrophic mistake.
In asserting our values, we become the change we want to see.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
The universe is a communion of subjects rather than a collection of objects.
That which counts can rarely be counted.
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
We are made wise, not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw
Isn't the Idle No More movement challenging us to learn to live, choose and act from an awareness of our connection to the whole? Is it not stretching us to create structures that enable all of us to flourish, Indigenous peoples and settlers, land and water, trees and animals?
Sue Wilson csj
The economy is built on nature. It's not jobs versus the environment - we're on a long shift in economics. You can't make water, you have to protect water... The Earth is not a resource, it's a source of life.
Mary Evelyn Tucker
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in ten years, plant trees; if in terms of one hundred years, teach the people.
Confucius 551-479 BC
We have so much knowledge with so little understanding.
Manfred Max-Neef, Chilean economist
The scientist and the sage, the person of learning and the poet, the mathematician and the saint repeat to the human city the same plea and the same warning: "We must love each other or we will die."
We are no longer faced with an information problem or a technology problem. It is a wisdom problem... The information is there, technology is there - the human heart is not ready, you see.
We should remember that markets are a mirror of human life, revealing daily the way we value ourselves and the earth's resources. We should not fault the markets for revealing to us the truth about what we really are.
Nicholas Stern, economist
Continuing to pour trillions of dollars into fossil-fuel subsidies is like investing in sub-prime real estate.
Solidarity is... a firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good. It is... squarely opposed to greed and the thirst for power.
Pope John Paul II
The perverse logic of selfishness must be replaced with the logic of love.
We are as much alive as we keep the earth alive.
Chief Dan George