Green Living Quotes: 25 MORE Inspiring Quotes About the Environment & Living Sustainably
Did you like our original round-up of 80 of the best quotes about sustainability? Well then you’re going to LOVE this post – 25 more inspiring green living quotes!
Soil Quotes! Eat & Grow Your Way to a Sustainable Lifestyle
Simply by changing our eating habits we can significantly reduce pollution, and in doing so improve our health and the health of generations to come. – Brendan Brazier
Essentially, all life depends upon the soil… There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together. – Dr. Charles E Kellogg
To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves. – Mahatma Gandhi
A mere 2% increase in the carbon content of the planet’s soils could offset 100% of all greenhouse gas emissions going into the atmosphere. – Dr. Rattan Lal
More than a mere alternative strategy, regenerative agriculture represents a fundamental shift in our culture’s relationship to nature. – Charles Eisenstein
(Want to know more about soil? Click here to read more about why soil is important and here learn some fun soil facts!)
Inspiring Quotes About the Environment
These are some of the most transcendental, inspiring environmental quotes out there.
The earth is what we all have in common. – Wendell Berry
He that plants trees loves others besides himself. – Thomas Fuller
The mountains are calling and I must go. – John Muir
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty. – John Ruskin
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir
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Green Living Quotes: How to Take Responsibility & Live an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle
We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. – Native American Proverb
Environment is no one’s property to destroy; it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect. – Mohith Agadi
If we want to move towards a low-polluting, sustainable society, we need to get consumers to think about their purchases. – David Suzuki
It is one world. And it’s in our care. For the first time in the history of humanity, for the first time in 500 million years, one species has the future in the palm of its hands. – David Attenborough
We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it. – Barack Obama
Environmental Sustainability Quotes: What Can We Do to Promote Green Living?
What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on. – Henry David Thoreau
Here we are, arguably the most intelligent being that ever walked planet Earth, with this extraordinary brain, yet we’re destroying the only home we have. – Jane Goodall
We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone is arguing over where they’re going to sit. – David Suzuki
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
If your house is on fire, you don’t comfort yourself with the thought that houses have been catching fire for thousands of years. You don’t sit idly back and think, “Oh well, that is the way of nature.” You get going, immediately. And you don’t spring into action because of an idealistic notion that houses deserve to be saved. You do it because if you don’t, you won’t have a place to live. – Bill Nye
Green Living Quotes About Taking Action
Wondering where to start when it comes to green living? These quotes will no doubt help jump-start your motivation, and start you down the path towards living sustainably.
To do good, you actually have to do something. – Yvon Chouinard
If you walk the talk, you don’t have to talk that much. – Michael Reynolds
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James
Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. – Buddha
The great thing about the dilemma we’re in is that we get to re-imagine every single thing we do…There isn’t a single thing that doesn’t require a complete remake. There are two ways of looking at that. One is: Oh my gosh, what a big burden. The other way, which I prefer, is: What a great time to be born! What a great time to be alive! Because this generation gets to essentially completely change the world.” – Paul Hawken
You don’t need to wait for Earth Day to start caring about the environment. Why not go green and make every day earth day? Let these green living quotes inspire you to embark on a new, eco friendly lifestyle – today!
About the Author
Sarah has over 10 years’ experience working with indigenous communities in Peru. She travelled to Peru for the first time in 2006, where the culture, the people and the landscapes ignited her passion. Sarah has travelled extensively throughout the country as well as the rest of South America, and is especially familiar with the Cusco and Sacred Valley areas. After completing her law degree at the University of Victoria in 2017, Sarah now splits her time between Cusco, Peru and Kingston, Ontario.