Sustainable Living Quotes

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At the different stages of recognition, reflection, and redress, practicing compassion provides potentially world-saving opportunities
“At the different stages of recognition, reflection, and redress, practicing compassion provides potentially world-saving opportunities which otherwise likely would not exist.”
Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

In its essence, Elemental, the Power of Illuminated Love, maintains we are all on a
“In its essence, Elemental, the Power of Illuminated Love, maintains we are all on a quest to experience qualities of compassion and acceptance capable of helping to sustain both the individual and the larger society. Because such a journey tends to take place even more within than without, the visual imagery, words, and music of ILLUMINATED LOVE incorporates both levels of that reality.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig
“Train the mind, body and spirit, so you may achieve anything. Life is about sharing your dreams/purpose (gifts/passions/talents) with the world and helping others find their way.”
Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“See money – currency - as the flow of energy and giving that cycles between you, others and me. Now let it flow kindly, fairly and mindfully.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Andy Couturier
“If you have time, a lot of things are enjoyable. Making this type of woodblock, or collecting the wood for the fire, or even cleaning things - it's all enjoyable and satisfying if you give yourself time - Nakamura.”
Andy Couturier, The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan

John D. Ivanko
“Create the change you seek in the world.
Be an ecopreneur.
Launch your dream green business.”
John Ivanko

Noam Chomsky
“Well, it's been obvious for centuries that capitalism is going to self-destruct: that's just inherent in the logic of system―because to the extent that a system is capitalist, that means maximizing short-term profit and not being concerned with long-term effects. In fact, the motto of capitalism was, "private vices, public benefits"―somehow it's gonna work out. Well, it doesn't work out, and it's never going to work out: if you're maximizing short-term profits without concern for the long-term effects, you are going to destroy the environment, for one thing. I mean, you can pretend up to a certain point that the world has infinite resources and that it's an infinite wastebasket―but at some point you're going to run into the reality, which is that that isn't true.
Well, we're running into that reality now―and it's very profound. Take something like combustion: anything you burn, no matter what it is, is increasing the greenhouse effect―and this was known to scientists decades ago, they knew exactly what was happening. But in a capitalist system, you don't care about long-term effects like that, what you have to care about is tomorrow's profits. So the greenhouse effect has been building for years, and there's no known technological fix on the horizon―there may not be any answer to this, it could be so serious that there's no remedy. That's possible, and then human beings will turn out to have been a lethal mutation, which maybe destroys a lot of life with us. Or it could be that there's some way of fixing it, or some ameliorating way―nobody knows.”
Noam Chomsky, Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky

David R. Montgomery
“People tend to assume that organic farming and sustainability go hand in hand. But that's not necessarily the case - and it hasn't been for most of history. While going organic has some big advantages, even today most organic farmers still rely on the plow - the chief culprit in the this story. Why? Because it provides cheap, reliable weed suppression." David Montgomery - Growing a Revolution”
David R. Montgomery, Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

“Only the World will save the World! -- The key is good education.”
Rodolfo Peon

Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig
“Like an athlete trains, so must the student of life.”
Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig

“Sustainable life is Victory.”
Elizabeth Salalmanca-Brosig

Toby Hemenway
“It is only our limited time frame that creates the whole "natives versus exotics" controversy. Wind animals, sea currents, and continental drift have always dispersed species into new environments... The planet has been awash in surging , swarming species movement since life began. The fact that it is not one great homogeneous tangled weed lot is persuasive testimony to the fact that intact ecosystems are very difficult to invade.”
Toby Hemenway

“Nurture nature and nature nurtures us all”
Paul Wheaton, Building a Better World in Your Backyard - Instead of Being Angry at Bad Guys

Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig
“Sustainable Life = Victory”
Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig

Rick Warren
“How Does What We Eat Affect the Planet? The things you put on your fork have the power to affect not only your health, but also agricultural practices, climate change, and even our economy. One church member told us about Nigerian farmers he met who were given seed by a large agricultural company at a cheaper price than their regular seed, but then the seeds from that crop couldn’t be replanted. (They are designed that way.) The farmers then were forced to buy the seed from the same company at a higher price the next year and eventually couldn’t afford to farm. This pattern of industrial agricultural practices not only has impacted the quality of the food you eat, but also creates hunger in little children in Africa. When you stop buying industrial food, it has an enormous ripple effect. The power of your fork can change the world. When it comes to our health and the health of the planet, we have a lot more to learn and study, but we don’t need all the answers in order to take action. We can each make choices to buy more whole foods, sustainably raised animals, locally grown produce, and more. Just as we’ve learned that certain fats are good for us and others are destructive, we can learn what agricultural and food practices are best for us too.”
Rick Warren, The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

Amy Stross
“Your top priority needs to be—first and foremost—eating fresh, chemical-free produce and keeping your busy family healthy.”
Amy Stross, The Suburban Micro-Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy People

“The fewer things you have, the better. Reduce your baggages as much as possibly can. When you get ride of your things, you get easier in yourself, and you decrease your suffering more and more. But 'I want, I want...' that's the beginning of suffering. - Murata”
Andy Couturiere

Heidi Barr
“Every time we make a choice that takes energy from supporting corporations that are based on profit and greed for a few, we put more energy into building a system that is based on truth and abundance for all.”
Heidi Barr, Woodland Manitou: To Be on Earth

Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig
“We live in a REAL life comic book - Good vs. Evil (The enemy). Who we focus on makes a difference in our daily actions and words.”
Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig

Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig
“The enemy's agenda is to build a vicious cycle of confused people who infect society with its evil ways ultimately destroying lives.”
Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig

Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig
“Your Dreams Matter. Like an athlete trains, so must the student of life. Train the mind, body and spirit, so you may achieve anything. Life is about sharing your dreams/purpose (gifts/passions/talents) with the world and helping others find their way.”
Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig

Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig
“We only have 2 choices in life and what we choose matters here, now and in the next life.”
Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig

Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig
“The Holy Bible is the sustainable solution to all problems.”
Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig

Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig
“Everyone deserves to live out their best life. The practical and most cost effective way to accomplish anything in life is to focus and study the name of Jesus.”
Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig

Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig
“If we do not know our biblical history, we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes generation after generation.”
Elizabeth Salamanca-Brosig

Lisa J. Shultz
“Lightening my load of stuff and responsibilities freed me to look forward to planning and creating a living situation that was sustainable and lessened potential stress in caring for a home and its contents as I aged.”
Lisa J. Shultz, Lighter Living: Declutter. Organize. Simplify.

“Proactive interventions to increase the quality of life as well as prevention in psychiatry can be furthered through intrapersonal education. This new kind of inner education will emphasise a conscious focus on the individual as a starting point for transformation towards sustainable lifestyles and society. To change one’s internal functioning is the most positive step one can take to contribute towards increase for personal and world harmony.”
Dr. Helena Lass

“Let's embrace and not fear the change knocking at Earth's doors, the havoc of Coronavirus Pandemic is teaching us to work in a manner that is sustainable and supports life rather than threaten it.”
Mukesh Kwatra

Hendrith  Smith
“Waste and laziness are facilitators of poverty. But sustainability, efficiency and productivity are facilitators of wealth.”
Hendrith Smith, The Wealth Reference Guide: An American Classic

Wangari Maathai
“Trees are living symbols of peace and hope. A tree has roots in the soil yet reaches to the sky. It tells us that in order to aspire we need to be grounded...”
Wangari Maathai, Unbowed

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