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.
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
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
Make A Difference Quotes
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
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
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
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
Poems of Encouragement
"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
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.
"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
"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. 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."
"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 and 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."
Earth Day Quotes
"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!"
"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."
"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."
Poems about Life
"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."
Poems About Change
"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?"
Difficult Times Quotes