47 Environment Quotes

Many of these environment quotes talk specifically about the duty of humankind to take action to make a difference in cleaning up our environment. The environment, in modern-day, is a subject of debate especially as it relates to what is known as climate change.

Some would suggest that there is no such thing as climate change while others argue the opposite. While agreement may be contentious, some quotations present opinions that our earth is in grave danger of being overburdened with abusive practices. Whatever your view, we hope that these quotes will adequately represent some of the issues in our worldly environment that deserve attention, and that they offer encouragement to act in the most appropriate ways.

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  1. Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. Wendell Berry

  2. Humanity must become more environmentally aware and start using natural resources more efficiently, or an environmental catastrophe might eventually occur. Leonardo David, Green Home, Green Wallet, Green Planet

  3. "Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans." Jacques Cousteau

  4. Our environment was never our own. It was given by God for our stewardship, not for abuse.

  5. Our environment was never our own. It was given by God for our stewardship, not for abuse. Victoria L. Adenson

  6. To form a friendship with our fragile environment is to understand how much we need each other as a partnership to survive. Sam Fickinsen

  7. Every acorn on the ground is just as alive as the three-hundred-year-old oak tree that towers over it. Hope Jahren

  8. Lord make us mindful of the little things that grow and blossom in these days to make the world beautiful for us. W. E. DuBois

  9. We are more likely to protect the environment when we own a piece of it and profit by nurturing it. Mary Ruwart, Healing Our World

  10. We bury our heads in the sand about the impact we have on the environment and spend little time addressing how we could change our lives for the good of the planet. We can’t just hope that other people will take charge of making improvements—every one of us needs to be involved to have an impact. Harriet Dyer, The Little Book of Going Green

  11. Oceans are no one's property to destroy; They are everyone's responsibility to protect. Mohith Agadi

  12. "Environments are not just containers, but are processes that change the content totally." Marshall McLuhan

  13. For those animals that can’t withstand changes to their environments, migrate or adapt fast enough, their survival often depends on human intervention. M. R. O'Connor, Resurrection Science

  14. Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists, but it's all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it. Mike Huckabee

  15. The environmental costs of water supply schemes are becoming less acceptable as they become greater, and as they are increasingly measured in economic terms. James Winpenny, Managing Water as an Economic Resource

  16. Humans need to be educated about the fascinating, yet potentially lethal, set of atmospheric, surface and internal processes that interact to produce our living environment. David Huddart, Earth Environments

  17. I'm not an environmentalist.  I'm an Earth warrior.
  18. "I'm not an environmentalist. I'm an Earth warrior." Darryl Cherney

  19. "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

  20. "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." Dave Foreman

  21. "Sooner or later, wittingly or unwittingly, we must pay for every intrusion on the natural environment." Barry Commoner

  22. "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.  It is alarming when you realize the chemicals put in some of these products." Catherine Pulsifer

  23. "Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth." Henry David Thoreau

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  25. "When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves." David Orr

  26. "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

  27. There must be a better way to make the things we want, a way that doesn't spoil the sky, or the rain or the land. Paul McCartney

  28. Let us never forget that peaceful environments can be found where humans should not disturb or abuse. Byron Pulsifer

  29. "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." Bryon Pulsifer

  30. "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." Marya Mannes

  31. "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

  32. For the sake of our health, our children and grandchildren, and even our economic well-being, we must make protecting the planet our top priority. David Suzuki

  33. "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." Kathy Thompson

  34. "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

  35. "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 and Byron Pulsifer

  36. "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." Catherine Pulsifer

  37. "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!" Catherine Pulsifer

  38. "Living simply has resulted in us becoming more aware of the environment and the impact we have on it." Catherine Pulsifer

  39. "Lemon Juice, a product found in most of our homes and one which is friendly to our environment." Catherine Pulsifer

  40. The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. Lady Bird Johnson

  41. "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

  42. "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." Daniel Burnham

  43. "It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it." Dan Quayle

  44. "The difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves." Ayn Rand

  45. "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?" Robert Redford

  46. "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?" Richard Bach

  47. "It seems to me that we all look at Nature too much, and live with her too little." Oscar Wilde

  48. Environment, create what you dream for by setting your goals and taking action Catherine Pulsifer

  49. "We have modified our environment so radically that we must now modify ourselves to exist in this new environment." Norbert Wiener

  50. "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?" Al Gore


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