Famous quotes about ecology for Monday

July 29th, 2013

Hello GreenZoners,

Monday is a good day to know some new or remind some old quotes. Unfortunately, all Monday quotes are rather sad so instead of them let’s focus on quotes about ecology:).

The author of few from the most famous ecological quotes is



Barry Commoner was an American biologist, college professor, and politician. He was a leading ecologist and among the founders of the modern environmental movement.

One of Commoner’s lasting legacies is his four laws of ecology, as written in The Closing Circle in 1971.

  1. Everything Is Connected to Everything Else. There is one ecosphere for all living organisms and what affects one, affects all.
  2. Everything Must Go Somewhere. There is no “waste” in nature and there is no “away” to which things can be thrown.
  3. Nature Knows Best. Humankind has fashioned technology to improve upon nature, but such change in a natural system is “likely to be detrimental to that system”
  4. There Is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch. Exploitation of nature will inevitably involve the conversion of resources from useful to useless forms.

40 years later we still have to agree with Commoner.

Keep green, GreenZoners! And have a nice week🙂

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