"What's the use of a fine house if you haven't
got a tolerable planet to put it on?"
― Henry Thoreau
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors;
we merely borrow it from our children.”
― Chief Seattle
“There is a tendency at every important but difficult
crossroad to pretend that it’s not really there.”
― Bill McKibben, The End of Nature
To minimize or reverse the environmental degradation in China brought about by economic growth, and ensure that economic development and a better standard of living do not come at the cost of the environment.