Environmental Quotes

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.-Margaret Mead

 

 

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.-Richard Rogers

 

 

Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.-Evo Morales

 

 

Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.-Ban Ki-moon

 

 

The most important thing about global warming is this. 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

 

 

Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us. – Bill Nye

 

 

Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.-Sidney Sheldon

 

Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.-Barry Commoner

 

 

We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand.-Christopher Dodd

 

 

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.-John James Audubon

 

 

 

We don’t have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.-Dennis Weaver

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

The time is right for electric cars – in fact the time is critical.-Carlos Ghosn

 

 

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.-John Muir

 

 

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.-E. O. Wilson

 

 

The future will either be green or not at all. – Bob Brown

 

 

The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth.-Chief Seattle

 

 

Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority.-Bill Gates

 

 

Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever.-Leonardo DiCaprio

 

 

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

 

 

When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm. Yes, fall gives us a premonition of winter, but then, winter, will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring.-Madeleine M. Kunin

 

 

Sadly, it’s much easier to create a desert than a forest.-James Lovelock

 

 

We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one. There can be no ‘plan B’ because there is no ‘planet B.’-Ban Ki-moon

 

 

The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most effective tool we have to repair the environmental harm that is causing a species to decline.-Norm Dicks

 

 

We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.-Kurt Vonnegut

 

 

Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal. – E. O. Wilson

 

 

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.-Muir

 

 

Every drop in the ocean counts.-Yoko Ono

 

 

We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.-William Inge

 

 

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.-Aldo Leopold

 

We’re running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere… can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.-Elon Musk

 

 

 

If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you.-Alex Trebek

 

 

Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.-Michael C. Burgess

 

 

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.-Ansel Adams

 

 

Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble.-Roger Tory Peterson

 

 

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

 

 

The sooner we get started with alternative energy sources and recognize that fossil fuels makes us less secure as a nation, and more dangerous as a planet, the better off we’ll be.-Lindsey Graham

 

 

I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment. – Pat Buckley

 

 

Ten percent of the big fish still remain. There are still some blue whales. There are still some krill in Antarctica. There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape, a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet. There’s still time, but not a lot, to turn things around.-Sylvia Earle

 

 

You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.-Donella Meadows

 

 

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.-Wangari Maathai

 

 

If you cut down a forest, it doesn’t matter how many sawmills you have if there are no more trees.-Susan George

 

 

I think the future for solar energy is bright.-Ken Salazar

 

 

No one is an environmentalist by birth. It is only your path, your life, your travels that awaken you.-Yann Arthus-Bertrand

 

 

Green-tech could be the largest economic opportunity of the 21st Century.-John Doerr

 

 

Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.-Tom Allen

 

 

People need to be cautious because anything built by man can be destroyed by Mother Nature.-Russel Honore

 

 

You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition. – Gro Harlem Brundtland

 

 

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

 

 

Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.-John Muir

 

 

Without the oceans there would be no life on Earth.-Peter Benchley

 

 

All is connected… no one thing can change by itself.-Paul Hawken

 

 

Mother Nature is not sweet.-John Shelby Spong

 

 

If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20 to 30 times more land for food than we have now.-James Lovelock

 

 

The environment is everything that isn’t me.-Albert Einstein

 

 

I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.-Isaac Bashevis Singer

 

 

We are aware only of the empty space in the forest, which only yesterday was filled with trees.-Anna Freud

 

If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either. – Joseph Wood Krutch

 

I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy.-Al Gore

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