Ours Is A Sustaining Commitment
Our abiding belief in the sanctity of the living earth which favors us all with ...
" ...'Land, wood and water' - nature’s gifts for life and survival, man’s hope for future progress."
“It is in our power, under the watchful eyes of God, to determine the physical form of the world in which we live. We can make it a paradise… or by neglect, permit it to become a desert. The choice is ours.”
“To use, to understand, to love the soil, is a civilizing process.”
Senator Robert S. Kerr
Senator Kerr’s insightful words echo as strongly today as they did in 1960 when Land, Wood & Water was first published. They speak to the fervent awareness that it is crucial to husband and nurture the wonders of our planet’s natural wealth; a wealth seemingly vast in proportion, yet so delicate and essentially finite. The Earth’s natural resources are the foundation of life and crucial to a better way of existence. That we leave a clean, healthy and productively stable environment with the advent of continued global development is the charge of a responsible society. Our sustaining commitment is founded upon the proposition that business, industry and government can effectively merge economic and environmental considerations that serve to promulgate sustained and constructive growth.
"We do not inherit the land from our forefathers; we borrow it from our children."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry