Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Other hands may fell the last stands of rainforest. Others may clearfell forest wilderness for woodchips to make wasteful packaging for goods we do not need. Others may release the pollutants that degrade the oceans, the rivers, the air that we breathe and the atmosphere that makes the Earth alone among the planets a haven for life.
Others are the agents, but we are the principals, or at least the aiders and abettors. It is our values that are expressed in these actions. It is our lifestyle that makes such vandalism profitable. It is the governments we elect that permit it.
Hal Wootten QC
President, Australian Conservation Foundation, 1986
What will you do to-day?