Car free day Quotes SMS Collection

In an underdeveloped country dont drink the

In an underdeveloped country, don’t drink the water; in a developed country, don’t breathe the air.  ~Changing Times magazine

You go into a community and they

You go into a community and they will vote 80 percent to 20 percent in favor of a tougher Clean Air Act, but if

Everywhere is walking distance if you have

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.  ~Steven Wright

No one should be able to enter

No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.  ~Garrett Hardin, The Ecologist, February 1974

Because we dont think about future generations

Because we don’t think about future generations, they will never forget us.  ~Henrik Tikkanen

The activist is not the man who

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty.  The activist is the man who cleans up the river.  ~Ross Perot

The car has become an article of

The car has become… an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete.  ~Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, 1964LCD

Americans are broad minded people theyll accept the

Americans are broad-minded people.  They’ll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater, and even a

Natives who beat drums to drive off

Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams. 

It wasnt the exxon valdez captains driving

google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) It wasn’t the Exxon Valdez captain’s driving that caused the Alaskan oil spill.  It was yours.  ~Greenpeace advertisement, New York Times, 25 February

As we watch the sun go down

As we watch the sun go down, evening after evening, through the smog across the poisoned waters of our native earth, we must ask

Restore human legs as a means of

Restore human legs as a means of travel.  Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.  ~Lewis Mumford

One of the first laws against air

One of the first laws against air pollution came in 1300 when King Edward I decreed the death penalty for burning of coal.  At

Remember the street car cannot turn out

Remember the street car cannot turn out.  ~Charles M. HayesCOE; turn out is British for to strike, as a laborer would

When man invented the bicycle he reached

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.  Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of

Dont blow it good planets are

Don’t blow it – good planets are hard to find.  ~Quoted in Time

Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible

Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible – or even sinful – that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack

Im not sure about automobiles with all

I’m not sure… he’s wrongabout automobiles…. Eugene said.  With all their speed forward they may be a step backward in civilization – that is,

Everything in life is somewhere else and

Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.  ~E.B. White, One Man’s Meat, 1943LCD