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Sustainability Infusion Project Training Lane Community College. “Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. ” ~Albert Einstein
“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. ”~Albert Einstein
"We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road—the one "less traveled by"—offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth." ~ Rachel Carson
Questions to ask ourselves and our students:
"If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos."
~Edward O. Wilson
"U.S. consumers and industry dispose of enough aluminum to rebuild the commercial air fleet every three months; enough iron and steel to continuously supply all automakers; enough glass to fill New York's World Trade Center every two weeks. ~Environmental Defense Fund advertisement, Christian Science Monitor, 1990
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
“Societies and economies can be destroyed by bombs. Societies can also be destroyed by locking every aspect of life like provision of food and water through an economic war.”
SocialWhere we are placed in the social ranking by the governing and social systems in place within our culture determines to a great degree, our ability to participate in creating a sustainable world, those with the least (the majority), will do what they can to survive because that is all they can do within a economically and socially inequitable world system.
"Our world has enough for each person's need, but not for his greed.
- Mahatma Gandhi
"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."
~ Abraham Lincoln