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51 Amazing Environment Quotes To Inspire Us To Save The World

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If you are looking for an incredible selection of environment quotes you’re in the right place.

Looking after our environment is crucially important.

Too often over the years people have not paid enough attention to looking after the environment.

These environment quotes will help you understand the importance of looking after the world we live in.

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Top 10 Environment Quotes

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

Stewart Udall
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It’s the little things that citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.

Wangari Maathai
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To damage the earth is to damage your children.

Wendell Berry
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Environment is no one’s property to destroy; it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect.

Mohith Agadi
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Stop fighting about who created the world and start fighting against the people who are trying to destroy it!

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It’s easier to call vegans crazy than it is to question your morality.


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

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

Dennis Weaver

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

Robert Swan

Fast fashion isn’t free. Someone else is paying.

Lucy Siegle

More Environment Quotes

Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing. Unknown

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

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

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

Trees are the answer. Unknown

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, environmental movement. These can do things. And that’s one of the reasons why powerful systems are so intent on atomizing people. Noam Chomsky

If you really think the environment is less important than the economy try holding your breathe while you count your money. Unknown

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. Albert Einstein

I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. Dr. Seuss

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

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

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

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

Global warming isn’t real because I was cold today! Also great news: world hunger is over because I just ate. Stephen Colbert

To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed. Theodore Roosevelt

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little. Do what you can. Sydney Smith

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 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

Every day I supply oxygen for up to people. Don’t you think I’m worth saving? A tree

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

Have you ever had a conversation with a Christian Conservative who tells you that you should believe in God just in case he is real? Why don’t they say the same thing about climate change? Unknown

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.

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

Inspirational Environment Quotes

The 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

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. Mahatma Gandhi

Our planet’s alarm is going off, and it is time to wake up and take action! Leonardo DiCaprio

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

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

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. Unknown

The environment and the economy are really both two sides of the same coin. If we cannot sustain the environment, we cannot sustain ourselves. Wangari Maathai

What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on? Henry David Thoreau

Earth is what we all have in common. Wendell Berry

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

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

Caring for the Earth is not a hippie thing, it’s a survival thing. Unknown

[The movement to address climate change is] about something deeper than [justice], it’s about solidarity. Human solidarity. Bill McKibben

It is our collective and individual responsibility … to preserve and tend to the world in which we all live. Dalai Lama

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

To Sum Up

Hopefully you enjoyed this big list of environment quotes.

There are lots to motivate and inspire you every day.

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