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"Search where you may,
You will not find a land
As beautiful as this,
She is the queen of all lands,
This land of my birth,
My motherland."

Dwijendra Lal Roy


"The world is finite, resources are scarce,
Things are bad and will be worse,
Coal is burned and gas exploded,
Forests out and soil eroded,
Wells are dry and air polluted,
Dust is blowing, trees are uprooted,
Oil is going, ores depleted,
Drains receive what is excreted,
Land is sinking, seas are rising,
Man is far too enterprising,
Fires will rage with man to fan it,
Soon we will have a plundered planet."

K. E Boulding



"God is the light of the heaven and the earth;
the likeness of his Light is as a niche
wherein is a lamp kindled from a blessed tree,
An olive that is neither of the east nor the west,
Whose well nigh would shine even if no fire touched it;
Light upon Light."

Quran 24:35



The Future

What does the future hold for us?
Smog filled skies and poison cars,
And broken land with useless dust
And nature’s beauty behind bars.

Can I ever show my children,
(If they ever come my way)
The beauty of a sunset
At the ending of the day?

Can I walk into a forest,
And surround myself with trees,
Yet know that it will remain,
For me to visit as I please.

I know that I can today
Do all the things I’ve said,
But when today is yesterday,
Will all these things be dead?

This problem is enormous
As we gradually take heed,
So we must fix it quickly,
Using words and thoughts and deeds."

From the Pachamama





"The leaky tap drips day and night

Just fix it right or shut it tight,
It seems the earth with water abounds
But thinks its every drop that really counts.

The tap is on you brush your teeth
The water flows, you soap your feet
Just think of all the water lost
To close the tap, what does it cost?
The water bottle you take to school
The water in it is nice and cool
You drink a bit, the rest you throw,
The water could help a plant grow."

From CEE - The Green Teacher

 



"There was a time when meadow, grove and stream,
The earth and every common sight
To me did seem
Apparell’d in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.

It is not now as it had been of yore;
Turn whereso’er I may,
By night or day, the things which I have seen I now can see no more."

William Wordsworth



"Only by sharing our deeper thoughts
and feelings do we communicate
to, and inspire in others, a love
And respect for the earth."

Joseph Bharat Cornell



"Plant the mango, plant the tamarind and the plantain:
Clusters of fruit will weigh their boughs.
Plant ten kachner trees for flowers.
In a garden set the tulsi.

Water them unweariedly, but they will always wither.
But the trees in the forest which depend on god alone,
Never wither and die.
The forest tree grows always."

A Gond folk song



Just yesterday, it seems
the fields were full of grain

Just yesterday, the water
came from heaven
and the earth was not athirsty

But yesterday is five years gone
and today is nought but rubble
a wilderness of earth
bakedbrown by the relentess desert sun.

Amit Jayaram (The Web of Life)



"Do not be blind to the marvels of Nature,
One draught of Nature’s elixir is better than a dozen doses of any other drink.
Incomparable is the joy that man finds in his world of a thousand wonders
When he lives in communion with Nature.
From Nature unto Nature’s God is the next clear step."

Thus spoke Zarathushtra



"This universe is the creation of Supreme Power meant for the benefit of all;
Individual species must therefore learn to enjoy its benefits by forming a part of the system in close relationship with other species;
let not the other species encroach upon the other’s right."

Translated from the Isavasya Upanishad