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42 Environmental quotes that will inspire you.

Living an eco-friendly lifestyle can sometimes seem like a losing battle. With pollution levels going up, deforestation increasing and our oceans filled with plastic and other trash it is important for us to keep our heads up and focused on our goals. These 42 Environmental quotes will help inspire you to keep fighting that green lifestyle fight we are all a part of. Never let your head down, because there is an eco friendly quote out there to keep you going, no matter what the situation may be.


"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it." - Robert Swan


"The earth laughs in flowers" - Ralph Waldo Emerson


"The best environment in which to awaken, to heal, and to grown is one of complete freedom and total safety" - Dan Brule


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


"Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple." - Bill Mollison (The godfather of permaculture)


"If you don't like the way the world is, you change it... one step at a time." - Marian Wright Edelman


"We can sit back, do nothing, and watch our planet be destroyed. Or we can take action, become advocates, and start making lifestyle choices which are kinder to people and the planet." - Kiara Simpson


"The grass is greener where you water it" - Niel Barringham


"...the greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small scale, in our own gardens. If only 10% of us do this, there is enough for everyone." - Bill Mollison (the grandfather of permaculture)


"Anything else you're interested in is not going to happen if you can't breathe the air or drink the water. Don't sit this one out. Do something." - Carl Sagen


"I like to envision the whole world as a jigsaw puzzle... If you look at the whole picture, it is overwhelming and terrifying, but if you work on your little part of the jigsaw and know that people all over the world are working on their little bits, that's what will give you hope." - Jane Goodall


"The truth is: The natural world is changing, and we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water, and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it." - David Attenborough


" Earth is what we all have in common." - Wendell Berry


"Its easier to call vegans crazy than it is to question your morality." - Unknown


"Our single biggest threat to our planet is the destruction of habitat and along the way loss of precious wildlife. We need to reach a balance where people, habitat, and wildlife can co-exist - if we don't, everyone loses... One day." - Steve Irwin


"There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living." - David Attenborough


"The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now" - Chinese proverb


"We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet." - Stephen Hawking


"We are living on the planet as if we have another one to go to." - Terry Swearingen


"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree long ago." - Warren Buffett


"First question is 'As individuals what can we do? -- the answer is: practically nothing! What could be done and always has been done in history is by people who are organized. The labor movement, civil rights movement, women's movement, anti-war movement. These can do things. And that's one of the reasons why powerful systems are so intent on atomizing people." - Noam Chomsky


"I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues." - Dr Seuss, The Lorax


"Every time you buy organic you are persuading more farmers to grow organic." - Unknown


"Every day I supply oxygen for up to 4 people. Don't you think I am worth saving?" - Every tree in the world


"To damage the earth is to damage your children." - Wendell Berry


"If you are fearful of the destruction of the environment, then learn to quit being an environmental parasite." - Wendell Berry


"Caring for the earth is not a hippie thing, it's a survival thing." - Unknown


"You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them, and you help them understand that these resources are their own, that they must protect them." - Wangari Maathai


"Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience." - R. W. Emerson


"The Earth does not belong to us; We belong to the Earth." - Chief Seattle


"What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another..." - Mahatma Gandhi


"Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man." - Stewart Udall


"Deforestation is changing our climate, harming people and the natural world. We must, and can, reverse the trend." - Jane Goodall


"We live in a culture where people are more offended by "swear" words and middle fingers than they are by famine, warfare and the destruction of our environment." - Unknown


"A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people." - Franklin D. Roosevelt


"We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do." - Barbara Ward


"We won't have a society if we destroy the environment." - Margaret Mead


"It is the fallacy of all intellectuals to believe that intellect can grasp life. It cannot, because it works in terms of symbols and language. There is another factor involver: Consciousness." - Colin Wilson


"Sitting at our back doorsteps, all we need to live a good life lies about us. Sun wind, people, buildings, stones, sea, birds and plants surround us. Cooperation with all these things brings harmony, opposition to them brings disaster and chaos." - Bill Mollison


"Every mental health clinic needs a permaculture food garden" - Unknown


"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try" - Unknown

Final Say

I hope these environmental quotes and sayings have brought you some inspiration to continue your eco journey. Never let the world get you down because you are amazing and can do anything, as long as you try. Please share these eco quotes with your family and friends to encourage them to keep living an eco-friendly lifestyle.

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