Environmental quote of the day

‘I worried that letting countries buy the right to pollute would be like letting people pay to litter. We should try to strengthen, not weaken the moral stigma attached to despoiling the environment … [and] I continue to think that in addressing this question most economists miss the crucial point: norms matter. In deciding how…

Environmental quote of the day

The key difference in my relationship to climate change, and to the tsunami or an earthquake, is that I am partially responsible for the first and not at all responsible for the second. (Dobson 2007) Dobson, A. 2007 ‘Environmental citizenship: towards sustainable development’, Sustainable Development 15(5): p.276–285.

Environmental quote of the day

The citizen that sorts her garbage or that prefers ecological goods will often do this because she feels committed to ecological values and ends. The citizen may not, that is, act in sustainable ways solely out of economic or practical incentives: people sometimes choose to do good for other reasons than fear (of punishment or…

Environmental quote of the day

Environmental citizenship is a personal commitment to learning more about the environment and to taking responsible environmental action. Environmental citizenship encourages individuals, communities and organizations to think about the environmental rights and responsibilities we all have as residents of planet Earth. Environmental Citizenship means caring for the Earth.  Environment Canada 2004

Environmental quote of the day

The environment literally helps define the organism, and the organism literally helps define the environment. If this is the case, to care for one’s environment truly is to care for oneself. Michaels and Carello 1981