The Earth is the one of things we all share in common. Like Music and art, it is experienced and often understood. Nature transcends language, political and social boundaries.” – David Scott
Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten. – Cree Indian Prophecy
When the blood in your veins returns to the sea, and the earth in your bones returns to the ground, perhaps then you will remember that this land does not belong to you, it is you who belong to this land.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” -George Bernard Shaw
“Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.” Chief Crazy Horse
How is it possible that the most intellectual creature to ever walk the planet Earth is destroying its only home? We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. – Mahatma Gandhi
“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
“The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.” – Barry Commoner
“Meatless Mondays” – Less Meat = Less Heat
Global livestock production creates more greenhouse gas than the entire transportation sector.
Eating a ¼ pound of beef is equivalent to driving 6.7 miles in terms of greenhouse gases
The typical American eating 8 ounces of meat per day generates 36 pounds of CO2e from those meat products.
American meat consumption has doubled since 1960? The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization estimates the meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions that are accelerating climate change worldwide, far more than transportation. Annual worldwide demand for meat continues to grow, but cutting down on meat consumption once a week can help slow this trend.
The water needs of livestock are much greater than those of vegetables and grains.
– Approximately 1,700 gallons of water are needed to produce a single pound of beef vs 39 gallons of water are needed to produce a pound of vegetables.
Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein
“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.” – Native American Dakota
“When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”
Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.
Understand you own self first, then you will be ready to understand everything else.
“To keep the lamp burning, we must continue to put oil into it.” – Mother Teresa
“Those who have one foot in the canoe, and one foot in the boat, are going to fall into the river.” – Tuscarora
“Real people are never perfect, and perfect people are never real.”
“You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” – Navajo
What would you tell your 18-year-old self? To be easier on yourself? To stop worrying and have more fun? To trust that things will work out? From this perspective, what do you think an older version of yourself would tell you today? Probably the same.
“Don’t allow that which is in the way, become the way.”
“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” – Chinese Proverb
You learn nothing from life if you think you’re right all the time.
“When you know your worth, no one can make you feel worthless.”
“People know your name, not your story. They’ve heard what you’ve done, but not what you’ve been through. So take their opinions of you with a grain of salt. In the end, it’s not what others think, it’s what you think about yourself that counts. Sometimes you have to do exactly what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else.”
“We need to learn to work together in peace. The Native Americans had a quote that said, “no tree has branches so foolish, as to fight among themselves.” They all reach for the sun instead of wasting time in entanglements.
“He that plants trees loves others besides himself.” – Thomas Fuller
“The ones who notice the storms in your eyes, the silence in your voice and the heaviness in your heart are the ones you need to let in.”
“The best teachers show you where to look, but not tell you what to see.” “The eyes are useless if the mind is blind”
“As long as you search for the Buddha in others, you will never find it within yourself.” – David Scott
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou
“Today I choose to take back my power on a mental, physical, and emotional level. All things I give my attention and life force to, will be purposeful and elevating. I choose to get better. I choose to evolve. I choose to let go. It’s a new day to recreate myself.” – Idil Ahmed
He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.”
“I am the bended, but not broken. I am the power of the thunderstorm. I am the beauty in the beast. I am the strength in weakness. I am the confidence in the midst of doubt. I am Her!” -Kierra C.T. Banks
“Sometimes you don’t realize just how strong you are until you come face to face with your greatest fear.” – David Scott
“What if I told you that 10 years from now, your life would be exactly the same? I doubt you’d be happy. So, why are you so afraid of change?” -Karen Salmansohn
“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” -Confucius
“Anyone can give up; it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, that’s true strength.” – Chris Bradford
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. Strength comes from overcoming the things you thought you couldn’t.”
If the bees disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man. If all insects and arthropods on Earth suddenly died, within 50 years all life on Earth would perish. If all humans on Earth suddenly died, within 50 years, all life would flourish
We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, and then we return home. – Australian Aboriginal
“I belong to this land
It runs through my veins
It’s the earth in my bones
It’s the dry dusty plains
It’s the whispering wind
As she blows through the sand
It’s the sparkling salt water
That trickles through my hands
It’s the feeling I get
When I return to my place
It’s deep down inside me
It’s my Mother Earth space.
I belong to this Country
I’ve walked in her dust
I have weathered her storms
I have learned from her past
It is respect for my Mother
It meanders through my mind
It clings to my spirit
To my soul it does bind
It’s that feeling I get
When I walk in this place
It’s deep down inside me
It’s my Mother Earth space”