Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Resistance and Transformation: An Adult Program on Unitarian Universalist Social Justice History

Leader Resource 1: Environmentalism Quotes

(Humankind) ...has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall... (and) ...will end by destroying the earth. — Albert Schweitzer


We need to develop a sense of gratitude so deep that we are willing to consider our every action—large or small—every day—and make critical positive decisions for the health of our planet. We need to understand our direct dependence on Earth. If we continue on our current path, Descartes' words, "The unexamined life is not worth living," take on profound implications for our continued presence as a species on earth. — Judy Moors, Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis (California)


A reduction in beef and other meat consumption is the most potent single act you can take to halt the destruction of our environment and preserve our natural resources. Our choices do matter. What's healthiest for each of us personally is also healthiest for the life support system of our precious, but wounded planet. — John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America


All life is created in love, and thus in the depths of every human being lies a good heart. Some have lost their path from this love, so it up to us to show them the way. — Julia Butterfly Hill, environmental activist


Every day is Earth Day. — author unknown