Upcoming Speaking Engagements
LEIF Conference -
Napa Valley, CA
October 12-14

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Inspiration

“Ultimately, the real policies of an organization are not what its leaders
say they are; the real policies are
what the people in the organization
are actually doing.”
Herman “Dutch” Leonard - Foreword, Marc Epstein, Making Sustainability Work

“To disregard the diversity of life is to
risk catapulting ourselves into an alien environment. We will have become like
the pilot whales that inexplicably beach themselves on New England shores.”
Edward O. Wilson, Diversity of Life

“But the only possible guarantee of
the future is the responsible behavior
in the present.”
Wendell Berry, “Living in the Future,
“The Unsettling of America

Every seed has awakened and so has all animal life. It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves, to inhabit this land.
(As interpreted) Tatanka Iyotaka,
Sitting Bull, 1877

“Leave the world better than you found
it, take no more than you need, try not
to harm life or the environment, make amends if you do.”
Paul Hawken, The Ecology of Commerce

We could stop treating the ocean as if
it were the world’s largest garbage dump and start treating it like the sacred source
of all life that it is. We could end our mindless plundering of the sea, a process that plays havoc with complex marine ecology, unweaving millennia of
evolutionary relationships.
Osha Gray Davidson, Fire in the Turtle House

 

Olive Quotes

“To amass creative energy to protect the earth is as important to the next century
as mass production has been to the
last century.”

Mahood, 1998

“We are paying environmentally for the effects of the Industrial Revolution. We failed to broaden the “green” horizon by disjoining ecology and technology.”
Mahood, 2002

“We must stop consuming blindly and begin to pay heed to the process. There is an environmental price tag to every purchase. You just don’t see it in the bill.”
Mahood, 2008

“YOU be the instrument of change and influence for tomorrow’s world.“
Varney

“If money were no object, what would you do to save the planet? Now, find a way.”
Varney

“We are what we eat. The question
is, just what is in the food we eat?”

Varney