Carbon Footprint Quotes

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Greta Thunberg
“Adults keep saying: "We owe it to the young people to give them hope."
But I don't want your hope.
I don't want you to be hopeful.
I want you to panic.
I want you to feel the fear I feel every day.
And then I want you to act.
I want you to act as you would in a crisis.
I want you to act as if our house is on fire.
Because it is.”
Greta Thunberg, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Greta Thunberg
“You lied to us. You gave us false hope. You told us that the future was something to look forward to. And the saddest thing is that most children are not even aware of the fate that awaits us. We will not understand it until it’s too late. And yet we are the lucky ones. Those who will be affected the hardest are already suffering the consequences. But their voices are not heard.
Is my microphone on? Can you hear me?”
Greta Thunberg, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Greta Thunberg
“You say that you love your children above everything else. And yet you are stealing their future.”
Greta Thunberg, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Greta Thunberg
“The real power belongs to the people.”
Greta Thunberg, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Just like how most if not all poor boys look up to and aspire to someday be rich men, most if not all underdeveloped and developing countries look up to and aspire to someday be developed countries.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Greta Thunberg
“So we can’t save the world by playing by the rules. Because the rules have to be changed. Everything needs to change. And it has to start today. So everyone out there: it is now time for civil disobedience. It is time to rebel.”
Greta Thunberg, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Greta Thunberg
“...But it is the sufferings of the many which pay for the luxuries of a few.”
Greta Thunberg, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Greta Thunberg
“We have not taken to the streets for you to take selfies with us, and tell us that you really admire what we do.
We children are doing this to wake the adults up. We children are doing this for you to put your differences aside and start acting as you would in a crisis. We children are doing this because we want our hopes and dreams back.”
Greta Thunberg, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Amy Seidl
“By planting rye I am creating carbon sinks in my backyard, expanding my role in the carbon cycle, launching my own backyard campaign to offset global warming. My emissions, after all, reflect a rural but very comfortable life in which I enjoy goods that travel great distances - clementines from Spain, wine from California - and on the occasional holiday I fly south, seeking warmer places. Will planting rye in the shoulder seasons be enough to make a difference? Certainly not, but it is a gesture, a way to frame the question and provide a benchmark to judge the extent of my complicity.”
Amy Seidl, Early Spring: An Ecologist and Her Children Wake to a Warming World

Stewart Stafford
“The scale of the mess we leave behind is proportionate to the level of respect we have for others.”
Stewart Stafford

“Individuals are told to reduce our "carbon footprint," and we should. But how many years of riding a bike to work would it take me to offset one F-15 flying for an hour?”
Bruce E. Johansen

Caroline Lucas
“Overall, becoming a carbon-neutral country would involve changes in our behaviour, but these are modest compared with the changes that will be forced upon us if we do nothing.”
Caroline Lucas

Greta Thunberg
“Those of us who are still children can’t change what you do now once we’re old enough to do something about it.”
Greta Thunberg, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Greta Thunberg
“So we can’t save the world by playing by the rules.
Because the rules have to be changed.
Everything needs to change. And it has to start today.
So everyone out there: it is now time for civil disobedience.
It is time to rebel.”
Greta Thunberg, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Greta Thunberg
“We live in a strange world, where we think we can buy or build our way out of a crisis that has been created by buying and building things.
Where a football game or a film gala gets more media attention than the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced.
Where celebrities, film and pop stars who have stood up against all injustices will not stand up for our environment and for climate justice because that would inflict on their right to fly around the world visiting their favourite restaurants, beaches and yoga retreats.”
Greta Thunberg, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Greta Thunberg
“You need to listen to us, we who cannot vote.
You need to vote for us, for your children and grandchildren.
What we are doing now can soon no longer be undone.
In this election, you vote for the future living conditions of humankind.”
Greta Thunberg, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

A.D. Aliwat
“If only more people lived in cities with decent public transportation and intrinsically low carbon emissions per capita. If only more people were more civilized.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Paul Pierroz
“Enviva used impact quantification in its introduction and later under its climate change theme. It makes the point that it has avoided the release of 31 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions since its inception and equates them to four equivalent metrics. 3.5 billion gallons of gasoline not consumed. 34.5 billion pounds of coal not burned. 72.4 million barrels of oil not consumed. 5.3 million homes not using electricity for one year.
This use of impacts is part of the straight line it draws from the 16 million metric tons of coal displaced to the avoided emissions and the equivalent measures. All of this illustrates its role in providing biomass to help customers reduce their carbon footprint.”
Paul Pierroz, The Purpose-Driven Marketing Handbook: How to Discover Your Impact and Communicate Your Business Sustainability Story to Grow Sales, Retain Talent, and Attract Investors

“The Earth started to rebel when the carbon in the atmosphere began to swell.”
Donna Maltz, Conscious Cures: Soulutions to 21st Century Pandemics

“A person or organization’s garbage reflects their economic footprint.”
Donna Maltz, Conscious Cures: Soulutions to 21st Century Pandemics