"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


"In the chaos engulfing the world, a hopeful future resides

because the past is disintegrating before us.”

- Paul Hawken