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It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. (Ansel Adams)

In an organic environment, every place is unique, and the different places also cooperate, with no parts left over, to create a global whole - a whole which can be identified by everyone who is part of it. (Christopher Alexander)

Nowadays, the process of growth and development almost never seems to manage to create this subtle balance between the importance of the individual parts, and the coherence of the environment as a whole. One or the other always dominates. (Christopher Alexander)

Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals. Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts. For out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these, if you but remain true to them your world will at last be built. (James Allen)

A place is an area within an environment that has been altered in such a way to make the general environment more conspicuous. (Carl Andre)

It is futile for an artist to try to create an environment because you have an environment around you all the time. Any living organism has an environment. (Carl Andre)

I hope my paintings will always inspire people to become a part of nature rather than a force that manipulates and destroys it. I hope my work will be seen as an important voice in the environmental awakening of the last 50 years that is aiming to conserve and sustain our planet. (Clyde Aspevig)

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children. (John James Audubon)

Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved. (Bill Bradley)

The environment becomes inspiration. My response to it becomes idea. And idea becomes purpose and action through interpretation and painting. (Gerald Brommer)

- The Beech Tree's Petition, 1800...
O leave this barren spot to me! / Spare, woodman, spare the beechen tree. (Thomas Campbell)

The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place. (Rachel Carson)

The world either breaks or hardens the heart. (Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort)

- b.1860 d.1904...
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. (Anton Chekhov)

Your body isn't just a body. It's an ecosystem. (Doug Coupland)

For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change. (Quentin Crisp)

Our cultural, religious and political constructs and our need and ability to control our environment move us ever further away from nature and create even stronger yearnings to be one with it. (Mary Ellen Crowley)

Think globally, act locally: Our salvation depends upon our ability to create a religion of nature. (Rene Dubos)

If you talk to geneticists they are constantly finding that your genes are being switched on and off because of the environment. Genes alone do not determine an exact path in your life. (Jeffrey Eugenides)

I love hiking in the hills not far from my house. I'm invested in my hikes. Sometimes kids go up there and spray-paint over the signs; I've found a biodegradable paint cleaner, and I'll scrub the signs so they're nice and clean. (Nathan Fillion)

Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value. (Buckminster Fuller)

Clutter forces the brain to consume energy. Create uncluttered environments instead. (Carmine Gallo)

The struggle to save the global environment is in one way much more difficult than the struggle to vanquish Hitler, for this time the war is with ourselves. We are the enemy, just as we have only ourselves as allies. (Al Gore)

- In a Time of Googling, Grow Where You Are Planted...
If we awake each morning and find our roots are well planted, perhaps we can show in our art-making the indebtedness to our physical and cultural environments. If some of us select subject, theme, imagery or method which might be construed as Regional, then simply let it be. Relax about it. We are part of the fabric of culture... of visual art in which all geographic and intellectual regions weave together. (Gary John Gresl)

Landscape to me is a planar thing, just a view. Environment is everything down to the ecosystem. Big difference. (Michael Heizer)

We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted. (Napoleon Hill)

For... first artists, the native people, art was not only of a functional nature, but also linked to their concepts of religion and the relationship of man to his environment. (James J. Kurtz)

Forget yourself. Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment. (Yayoi Kusama)

As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it. (Dalai Lama)

It is impossible for me to make a painting which has no reference to the powerful environment in which I live. (Peter Lanyon)

He who plants a tree / Plants a hope. (Lucy Larcom)

Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business. (Christopher Lasch)

The way we pay attention to the world can make a huge difference in the way we experience it. (Gabrielle Leblanc)

A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. (Aldo Leopold)

That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

We make the world we live in and shape our own environment. (Orison Swett Marden)

It is possible to deal with the entire environment as a work of art. (Marshall McLuhan)

I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth. (Steve McQueen)

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. (William Morris)

I always had an interest in the environment... to protect our planet... for the ocean to go on... (Robert Lyn Nelson)

The issue of climate change is one that we ignore at our own peril. Not only is it real, it's here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster. (Barack Obama)

Connection with uncorrupted nature is a rare and endangered experience in today's expanding urban environment. (Rebecca Perehudoff)

All my paintings are direct responses to my environment... the image before me does not have to be dramatic; an intimate view of wildflowers gets the same attention as a spectacular sunset. (Jim Petty)

The biggest waste of water in the country is when you spend half a pint and flush two gallons. (Prince Philip)

There is no question that photography has played a major role in the environmental movement. (Galen Rowell)

Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility. (Ernst F. Schumacher)

-of Dalziel & Scullion...
Mankind's future seems at once perilous yet at the same time has this unending continuity to more ancient times, to a pattern of life that seems to keep going despite the efforts of humans. (Louise Scullion)

The life in each creation fosters awareness and a new way of seeing. The viewer may be influenced to acquire a new appreciation for the environment, choosing to walk with softer steps. (Eric Serritella)

- Seth Speaks...
If you do not have a loving concern for the environment... it will no longer sustain you - you will not be worthy of it. You will not be destroying the planet, you see. You will not be destroying the birds, or the flowers, or the grain, or the animals... they will be destroying you. (Seth)

The pollution's at that awkward stage. Too thick to navigate and too thin to cultivate. (Doug Sneyd)

Never to allow gradually the traffic to smother / With noise and fog the flowering of the spirit. (Stephen Spender)

Unlike the urban development that I see taking over and swallowing up our precious soil, when we interact with our environment in a way that allows for regeneration and natural spaces, the outcome can be beautiful. (Cory Trepanier)

When human beings lose their connection to nature, to heaven and earth, then they do not know how to nurture their environment or how to rule their world... healing our society goes hand in hand with healing our personal, elemental connection with the phenomenal world. (Chogyam Trungpa)

Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement. (Ted Turner)

When a person is accustomed to one hundred and thirty-eight in the shade, his ideas about cold weather are not valuable. (Mark Twain)

We are either like a thermometer or like a thermostat. The first is controlled by the environment, the second controls the environment. (Author unknown)

It is human nature to be inspired by our surroundings. Sights, sounds, the sheer air we breathe, can affect many an artist, coming from both conscious and unconscious sources. (Jacques Vesery)

Probably the most visible example of unintended consequences, is what happens every time humans try to change the natural ecology of a place. (Margaret J. Wheatley)

Because the living environment is what really sustains us. (Edward O. Wilson)