"As Kansans, we enjoy a rich natural inheritance of land, water and energy. Our well-being depends upon the wise use of these gifts, for they are the sources of our prosperity. We can no longer afford to squander top soil and fossil fuels or to pollute our water supplies. That is why the Kansas Natural Resource Council searches for ways to balance our demands with our available resources. KNRC's goal is to build sustainable natural resource policies - to harvest our inheritance at a rate that assures an equal abundance of resources for our children. "Economy" and "Ecology" both have a common root in the Greek word for "home". When we preserve the integrity of our Kansas environment, we enhance the vitality of our homes, businesses, and communities."