8 Quotes About Clean Energy and Sustainability

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that sustainability is an important issue. Solar energy, energy efficiency and green building practices all go a long way to making the planet a better place to live. In celebration of that fact, here are a few quotes about the environment and sustainability that clean energy professionals should appreciate.

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Gro Harlem Brundtland

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Jane Goodall

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 environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.
Lady Bird Johnson

The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.
Barry Commoner

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
William Ruckelshaus

Nature is inexhaustibly sustainable if we care for it. It is our universal responsibility to pass a healthy earth on to future generations.
Sylvia Dolson

Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air and drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something.
Carl Sagan

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