“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

– Frederic Koenig

” Can we move nations and people in the direction of sustainability?

Such a move would be a modification of society comparable in scale to only two other changes : the Agricultural Revolution of the late Neolithic, and the Industrial Revolution of the past two centuries. Those revolutions were gradual, spontaneous, and largely unconscious. This one will have to be a fully concious operation, guided by the best foresight that science can provide… If we actually do it, the undertaking will be absolutely unique in humanity’s stay on the Earth.”

William D. Ruckelshaus, 1989

“Sustainability represents the biggest business opportunity of the twenty-first century”

Jib Ellison, founder of Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting

“On average, 75 percent of the electricity used by home electronics is consumed while the products are not in use.”

U.S. Department of Energy

“This ‘phantom energy’ costs Americans more than $5.8 million annually.”

Union of Concerned Scientists

“A random blood test of Americans will show measurable amounts of 200 chemicals that did not exist a century ago.”

Lester Brown, Plan 2.0

“No basic health or environmental data exists for 71 percent of the most widely used chemicals in the U.S. today.”

World Watch Institute