"The use of paper, perhaps more than any other single product, reflects the throwaway mentality that evolved during the last century. There is an enormous possibility for reducing paper use simply by replacing facial tissues, paper napkins, disposable diapers, and paper shopping bags with reusable cloth alternatives." –Lester R. Brown, Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Lester Brown is featured in a Science News for Students article entitled "Cool Jobs: Paid to dream." In the story, three experts who spend their time looking into humanity’s future are interviewed. Each, in his own way, tries to predict what can happen, and even what should happen. While Brown doesn’t call himself a futurist, as president of the Earth Policy Institute, he does spend plenty of time envisioning what our planet could and should look like decades from now. Get the full article here.