Spaceship Earth

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Humankind’s greatest priority is to reintegrate with the natural world. 

Jonathon Porritt

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If we are to use our tools in the service of fitting in on Earth, our basic relationship to nature–even the story we tell ourselves about who we are in the universe–has to change. 

Janine M. Benyus

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Our little Spaceship Earth is only eight thousand miles in diameter, which is almost a negligible dimension in the great vastness of space. 

R. Buckminster Fuller

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We are the earth, made of the same stuff; there is no other, no division between us and “lower” or “higher” forms of being.

Estella Lauder

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We stand somewhere between the mountain and the ant.

Native American (Onondaga) Proverb

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The source of man’s unhappiness is his ignorance of Nature.

Paul Henry Thiry D’Holdbach

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A solitary American monk named Thomas Berry writes that in our relationship to nature, we have been autistic for centuries.  Wrapped tightly in our own version of knowledge, we have been unreceptive to the wisdom of the natural world.  To tune in again, to have the “spontaneous environmental rapport” that characterized our ancestors, will take doing something that is perfectly delightful: reimmersing ourselves in the natural world.

Janine M. Benyus

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