"In the chaos engulfing the world, a hopeful future resides because the past is disintegrating before us.”
- Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author
Indeed, perhaps consumerism has become the engine driving our economic system today, and if it has, does this necessarily mean that a kind of democratization of avarice has become the sole basis of our work?
Matthew Fox, spiritual theologian, Episcopal priest, activist, and author
in The REINVENTION OF WORK: A New Vision of Livelihood for Our Time (1995, HarperCollins)
"One of our deepest frustrations as a culture, I think, must be that we have made so extreme an investment in mining the continent, created such an infrastructure of nearly endless jobs predicated on removal and distribution of trees, water, minerals, fish, plants, and oil, that we cannot imagine stopping."
- Barry Lopez, essayist, author, and short-story writer