Deep ecological awareness recognizes the fundamental interdependence of all phenomena and the fact that, as individual and social beings, we are all embedded in (and ultimately depended on) the cyclical processes of nature.

Fritjof Capra
The Web of Life


Design, if it is to be ecologically responsible and socially responsive, must be revolutionary and radical in the truest sense.
It must dedicate itself to nature’s principle of least effort,
in other words, maximum diversity with minimum inventory
or doing the most with the least.

Victor Papanek
Design for the Real World


The Gaia hypothesis is for those who like to walk or simply stand and stare, to wonder about the earth and the life it bears, and to speculate about the consequences of our own presence here.
It is an alternative to that pessimistic view which sees nature as a primitive force to be subdued and conquered. It is also an alternative to that equally depressing picture of our planet as a demented spaceship, forever traveling, driverless and purposeless, around an inner circle of the sun.

James Lovelock
Gaia: A New look at Life on Earth



May not the tao of heaven be compared to the act of stretching a bow? The top is bent downward; the bottom is bent up.
The excess is taken from, and the deficient is given to.

The tao works to use the excess, and gives to that which is depleted. The way of man is to take from the depleted, and give to those who already have an excess.

Tao Tê Ching



















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