"Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value."
Richard Buckminster Fuller
"Pollution is the forerunner of perdition."
"Itīs an illusion that the solution to pollution is dilution!"
"Use cleaning supplies that don't pollute."
Donna Schwartz Mills, from It's Easy to Be Green: Earth Day Solutions for Your Home Office
"The automobile has not merely taken over the street,
it has dissolved the living tissue of the city ...
Gas-filled, noisy and hazardous, our streets have become
the most inhumane landscape in the world."
James M. Fitch
"The American people have a right to air that they and their children can breathe without fear."
Lyndon Baines Johnson
"Among these treasures of our land is water--fast becoming our most valuable, most prized, most critical resource. A blessing where properly used--but it can bring devastation and ruin when left uncontrolled."
Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We were surprised at the little things we could all do to reduce our greenhouse gases by one-tonne. We all could make more of a difference when it comes to greenhouse gases."
"Government cannot close its eyes to the pollution of waters, to the erosion of soil, to the slashing of forests any more than it can close its eyes to the need for slum clearance and schools."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
"By using energy more efficiently in your daily activities, you'll not only reduce GHG emissions but also other emissions that contribute to air pollution and smog."
Government of Canada, One Tonne Challenge
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
"Make a list, and make one trip do rather than 5 trips. Every time you drive your car, you are contributing to air pollution."
"Whether or not life exists elsewhere in the universe, all we know now is that here on Earth, life is both utterly amazing ó and utterly endangered. That is why I believe that nobody is really more pro-life than an environmentalist."
T. A. Barron
"If 25 years ago I had said that the majority of Canadians would be drinking bottled water today, you would have laughed. If I were to say now that we may have to breathe bottled air in 25 years if we donít fundamentally change the way our society works, would you laugh? And if we canít breathe the air, does it really matter whether the government of the day is right or left?"
"There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all."
"For us, living in the country was more than a dream come true. It was the result of a long-term goal to say goodbye to noise pollution from sirens, vehicles, and neighbours so close you could literally reach out and touch them."
"In 22 states parents canít take kids fishing and eat the fish if theyíre lucky enough to catch anything because of mercury. Think about that. In 44% of all river bodies and streams itís not safe to fish or swim. And yet industrial polluters continue to block legislation that would prevent mercury and MTBE from polluting our water supplies and leaving children with debilitating diseases."
Senator John Kerry