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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!)

Green living quotes to inspire! Photo by: Prastowo Ufairah Art & Design (Pixabay)

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

Let these quotes motivate you to start living an eco-friendly lifestyle. Photo by: Free-Photos (Pixabay)

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

Environmental quotes to live by. It's everyone's responsibility to go green. Image by: Gerd Altmann (Pixabay)

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!

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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.


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