09 Apr 2005 Environmental Quotes
Our Earth Day Information Center is getting new publications online in preparation for Earth Day 2005, which is April 22.
Just posted is a fresh list of quotes on environmental topics. My favorite quote of those we’ve collected this year is this very honest one, made by two environmentalists in a presentation made at last year’s meeting of the Environmental Grantmakers Association:
Environmental groups have spent the last 40 years defining themselves against conservative values like cost-benefit accounting, smaller government, fewer regulations, and free trade, without ever articulating a coherent morality we can call our own. Most of the intellectuals who staff environmental groups are so repelled by the right’s values that we have assiduously avoided examining our own in a serious way.
Environmental protection doesn’t have to be a left-versus-right issue, but in the 35 years since the first Earth Day, it certainly has been.