Thursday, July 9, 2009

Corny Green Quotes

Since I am a humanitarian (read Dr + Epidemiologist) and I care about the health of the general public (part of the package) , I am all for saving the planet and living green.

Also, I would like to do something about the DAMN Global warming.

A few months ago, I was required to google some quotes or slogans we could use to promote some local 'Green' events.

I got plenty, some of them were usable. Some of them were plain whack.
I had only one rule to select a usable quote : If you have a clever or sarcastic comeback to any of these quotes, don't us 'em.

Read on to see what I mean.
Note: These are the ones I did NOT select. For obvious reasons.

"Only after the last tree has been cut down…the last river has been poisoned…the last fish caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten."
- Cree Indian Prophesy

But you can eat each other.
With the Obesity epidemic , there's plenty to eat......

"The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives."
- Native American Proverb

No, he pees and moves on to the next pond.
And then Andrew Zimmern feasts on his legs.

"When you plant a tree, never plant only one. Plant three -- one for shade,
one for fruit, one for beauty."
-African proverb

Plant one for the squirrels too. And the chipmunks. And the Cuckoos.
While you are at it, plant one for thy neighbor.

Modern technology
Owes ecology
An apology.
~Alan M. Eddison

Apology not accepted.

Only recycling will do.

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend? ~Robert Redford, Yosemite National Park dedication, 1985

Electronic medical records?

Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible - or even sinful - that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes! ~Paul MacCready, Jr.

Your grandchildren will also be upset that you passed on THAT faulty gene

These two are some of the most retarded out there:

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
-Dan Quayle

"Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans."
-Jacques Cousteau

Note: Most of these comebacks are mine. They are sarcastic. And they are not meant to offend anyone.
Andrew Zimmern is the host of Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel. He eats a bunch of things.
And I do not support Cannibalism.


  1. Funny post!
    ..but, actually, "fluids" include liquids AND gases :)

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  3. I agree, but it's still a corny quote