I and you have one life and one chance to make it count for something meaningful. Humanity and the earth needs us to do whatever we can to make a positive difference. By aligning our life and our businesses with sustainability principles we will be able to protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
We need to spread more seeds and fill this Planet with love to be surrounded by flowers just everywhere! It starts by simply opening up our hearts and hands to one another. It's in simple things where true Happiness may flourish.
Premature success rarely lasts as long as delayed success.
Love tames the benumbed beast. A man is put to use regarding a woman's physical safety, but a woman is put to use regarding a man's mental safety.
The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.
The energy and daring is to resist the noes, until the final yes has been achieved.
Creativity is the only energy that should never be saved.
Natural selection has a new aspect, one that is psychological denial. Such denial where the “individual benefits as an individual from his ability to deny the truth even though society as a whole, which he is apart, suffers”.
When reeling a fish in to not simply feel “the power of wildness intimately but the same time recognize the right of that wildness to continue”.
It's not enough to simply learn about Nature anymore, we must learn from it
There is a deeper point to be made here, however, having to do with the specificity of everything. One of the great failings of our culture is the nearly universal belief that there can be anything universal. We as a culture take the same approach to living in Phoenix as in Seattle as in Miami, to the detriment of all these landscapes. We turn wild trees to standardized two-by-fours. We turn living fish into fish sticks. But every fish is different from every other fish. Every student is different from every other student. Every place is different from every other place. If we are ever to hope to begin to live sustainably in place (which is the only way to live sustainably), we will have to remember specificity is everything.
Issues relating to global health and sustainability must stay high on the agenda if we are to cope with an ageing and ever-increasing population, with growing pressure on resources, and with rising global temperatures. The risks and dangers need to be assessed and then confronted.
The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them.
Design shouldn't have to take a backseat to sustainability and making things responsibly.
The tourism industry has considerable potential to be a sustainability role model in its role as a buyer of goods and other services, from building materials and green construction standards to farm produce.
What is now called 'green architecture' is an opportunistic caricature of a much deeper consideration of the issues related to sustainability that architecture has been engaged with for many years. It was one of the first professions that was deeply concerned with these issues and that had an intellectual response to them.
All the conservation efforts in the world won't be enough to make a dent in the oncoming sustainability crisis our planet faces.
After all, sustainability means running the global environment - Earth Inc. - like a corporation: with depreciation, amortization and maintenance accounts. In other words, keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital.
More businesses should be following Apple's stance in encouraging more investment in sustainability.
The road to energy efficiency is, in theory, a sustainability sweepstake. More efficiency means that less fuel is required to generate a given amount of energy, which in turn means lower costs for the provider and cheaper prices for the customers.