"Wind is a local resource. It is our resource. We want renewable energy, and we want to make money out of it. So we do it ourselves" Paulsen (german wind cooperative member)
"Those who consume electricity should also be a part of the solution. This is sthe right thing to do". Pesch Joseph (German wind and solar cooperative member and founder)
"Imagine we came across a man at the edge of a forest in heavy rainfall. This man is dying of thirst. He has an axe in his hand and he is felling the trees in order to suck the sap from the trunks. There are a few mouthfuls in each tree. All around him is devastation, dead trees, no birdsong, and he knows the forest is vanishing. So why doesn't he tip back his head and drink the rain? Because he cuts trees expertly, because he has always done it this way, because the kind of people who advocate rain-drinking he considers suspicious types.
That rain is our sunlight. An energy source drenches our planet, drives its climate and its life. …"
"Do not jump into your automobile next June and rush out to the Canyon country hoping to see some of that which I have attempted to evoke in these pages. In the first place you can't see anything from a car; you've got to get out of the goddamned contraption and walk, better yet crawl, on hands and knees, over the sandstone and through the…cactus. When traces of blood begin to mark your trail you'll see something, maybe."