Sustainability is:
a balance in environmental, social, and economic consideration of all components of the world's living and non-living systems. To fit into this balance, humanity must achieve resilience, continued learning, and consciousness of our relationship with the Earth.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thought Provoking Quotes That Inspired Our Semester

“Just look at how the mountains, so very mighty be, sharp as razors at the top they span the land and sea. But don’t forget that though majestic spires capped with snow, from each and every single grain of sand is where they grow.” – Anonymous

“Getting an inkling of what ‘enough’ might mean almost inevitably implies getting some distance, intellectually and emotionally, from life as most of us live it. This is not easy.” – Mark Burch, Stepping Lightly

“The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it.” – Vik Muniz  

"That’s the way of understanding for me... seeing something you never saw before that was always there but you’re blind to.” - Andy Goldsworthy, Rivers and Tides

 “Even after he unplugs, he craves the stimulation he gets from his electronic gadgets. He forgets things like dinner plans, and he has trouble focusing on his family. It seems like he can no longer be fully in the moment.” – Matt Richtel, Attached to Technology and Paying a Price

 “I'd rather want everything and have nothing than have everything and want nothing. Because at least when you want something your life has a meaning, it's worthwhile. From the moment you think you have everything you have to search for meaning in other things.” – Vik Muniz, Wasteland

“Tolerance by itself can be a cover for moral laziness.” – Bill McKibben

Lily Alverson

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