The environment, a subject on everyone's mind.
May these short environment quotes inspire you to take action
to make a difference in cleaning up our enviroment.
We hope you find these brief quotes
encouraging and ones that you would share with others.
"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."
"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment."
Alan M. Eddison
"We won't have a society if we destroy the environment."
"I'm not an environmentalist. I'm an Earth warrior."
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth."
Henry David Thoreau
"When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves."
"Reduce Energy Consumption by buying efficient equipment and turning it *off* when it's not in use. This can save you money while you're helping the environment."
Donna Schwartz Mills
"While this may seem as a wonderful environment to be in, it is one that most city dwellers only have for a short summer vacation, or as a cottage retreat. It all seems so inviting that you may wish you could live in every day. But, imagine the changes you have to adapt to when this living environment is a constant 365 days a year."
"The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future."
"This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one."
Arthur C. Clarke
"Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values.... God made life simple. It is man who complicates it."
Charles A. Lindbergh
"Our environmental problems originate in the hubris of imagining ourselves as the central nervous system or the brain of nature. We're not the brain, we are a cancer on nature."
"Sooner or later, wittingly or unwittingly, we must pay for every intrusion on the natural environment."
"When I think of the harm that we have done to the environment and the money we have spent on products for cleaning our home I shudder. Since our move to the country and a simple life we have been talking to our family and friends and researching cleaning products. It is alarming when you realize the chemicals put in some of these products."
"Avid gardeners say working a garden is the best way to control stress and worry. An added benefit is the creation of a more beautiful, restful environment."
"Our environmental problems originate in the hubris of imagining ourselves as the central nervous system or the brain of nature. We're not the brain, we are a cancer on nature.
"As a society, we are bombarded with negative information about the environment and our resources constantly. Feeling powerless because we cannot afford to donate cash or time to a cause, we begin to feel overwhelmed by the immense environmental problems our world faces."
Lillian & Dave Brummet
"Implementing the three R's - reduce, recycle, reuse, will help you save money and help protect the environment! And, if we protect the environment we are reducing our stress by living in a healthy world."
Catherine & Byron Pulsifer
"What can I do to celebrate Earth Day, you ask? This year, pick at least one thing from our list. You can make a difference in celebrating Earth Day and help the environment."
"So, practice recycle, reuse, and reduce when it comes to your ink print cartridge and help our environment either by refilling your empty container, or by donating your empty cartridge. Doing this one thing can help our environment, and together we can all make a difference!"
"All of these things may seem small, but the savings do add up! And, in addition, we are helping the environment by reducing our electricity consumption!"
"Living simply has resulted in us becoming more aware of the environment and the impact we have on it."
"Lemon Juice, a product found in most of our homes and one which is friendly to our environment."
"If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos."
Edward O. Wilson
"Strict economy in the use of natural resources has not been practiced, but it must be henceforth unless we are immoral enough to impair conditions in which our children are to live."
"Environments are not just containers, but are processes that change the content totally."
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
"The difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves."
"Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans."
"I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?"
"We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent a life we've created ourselves? Who's to blame, who's to credit but us? Who can change it, anytime we wish, but us?"
"It seems to me that we all look at Nature too much, and live with her too little."
"We have modified our environment so radically that we must now modify ourselves to exist in this new environment."
"The struggle to save the global environment is in one way much more difficult than the struggle to vanquish Hitler, for this time the war is with ourselves. We are the enemy, just as we have only ourselves as allies. In a war such as this, then, what is victory and how will we recognize it?"