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    Winters: 1970-1980

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    The Tongass Stop the Cut

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    Order from Chaos

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    No Pebble Mine Ground Zero

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    Silk Road: The Embroyderies

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    The Arctic and Climate Change


The smaller we come to feel ourselves compared to the mountain, the nearer we come to participating in its greatness. ~Arne Naess

In an art world that values originality, this collaboration between Robert Glenn Ketchum and members of the Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute was a dazzling eye opener. ~Los Angeles Times Art Critic, Suzanne Muchnic, reviewing RGK¹s exhibit of embroideries for ARTnews magazine

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~Theodore Roosevelt

I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics. ~Albert Schweitzer

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. ~Sir Winston Churchill

We can’t say that we want better lives for our children and ourselves and then not become active in the legal and political system. Personal responsibility for lifestyle is only a single component of a complex puzzle. We must also advocate on behalf the habitat that supports us or it won’t continue to. ~Robert Glenn Ketchum

Society is like a stew. If you don't keep it stirred up you get a lot of scum on top. ~Edward Abbey

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. ~Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! ~John Muir

How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! ~Emily Dickinson, letter to Mrs. J.S. Cooper, 1880

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~John Muir, 1913, in L.M. Wolfe, ed., John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, 1938

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard. ~Standing Bear

No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied - it speaks in silence to the very core of your being. ~Ansel Adams

Human existence is a race between intelligence and extinction. ~Thomas Huxley

Unless we change the direction we are headed, we might end up where we're going. ~Chinese Proverb

I wish to speak a word for Nature... for there are enough champions of civilization. ~Henry David Thoreau

We need wild places because they teach us how to surrender to something larger than ourselves, the way we must learn to surrender in love or in our

work if we are we to be successful at our lives. ~Pam Houston

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. ~Jimi Hendrix

So let us begin anew - remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. ~John F. Kennedy

The only death you die is the death you die every day by not living. Dream big and dare to fail. ~Norman Vaughan

Ecosystems are not only more complex than we think, they are more complex than we can think. ~Frank Egler

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead

When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened. ~Carol Cristensen

Don¹t ever let the opposition portray you as "radical". Preservationist are not radical. We are conservative. "Radicals" are those who do radical things like bulldoze mountains away, strip mine the earth, destroy forests by clearcutting and conversion, pump poison into the air and water. Radicals are responsible for extinction, cancer, and misery -- and the destruction of wilderness. ~Lamar Marshall, Quoted in newsletter of Republicans for Environmental Protection

If you want to save the earth, you have to vote for the earth. ~League of Conservation Voters

We should all be concerned about the future, because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there. ~Charles F. Kettering