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Earth Day: The Best 40 Environmental Quotes

"The Earth is what we have in common." Wendell Berry; read more Earth day quotes like this one

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40 Environmental Quotes for Earth Day

Every 22nd April is Earth Day, an annual celebration around the world to show the world's support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970 and now, every year, there are different events globally organized by the Earth Day Network. This day, and some countries even have the Earth Week, is a time to remind people the importance of keeping the place we live safe. As I said, it's just a reminder, we should think about environmental issues not only that day, but more often.

We all have the obligation of taking care of the Earth, for it is what we all share and where we all live together. Without nature, we wouldn't be able to live, so it is our main duty to keep our planet clean and healthy. It is true that until now, humankind has damaged the Earth a great deal. However, not everything is lost. We can help recover it if we all join the purpose.

These Environmental quotes for Earth Day will encourage you to make the planet where we live a better world.

1"Every day is Earth Day, and I vote we start investing in a secure climate future right now."

Jackie Speier

2"Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise."

George Washington Carver

3“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”

John Muir

4“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.”

Lady Bird Johnson

5“I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.”

Mother Teresa

6"In wilderness is the preservation of the world."

Henry David Thoreau

7"Now I know why I’m here. Not for a closer look at the moon, but to look back at our home, the Earth."

Alfred Worden

8"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."

George Bernard Shaw

9“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.”


10“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.”

Albert Einstein

11“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

12“Time spent among trees is never time wasted.”


13"The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun."

Ralph Nader

14"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them."

Bill Vaughan

15"The earth is what we all have in common."

Wendell Berry

16"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money."

Cree Indian Proverb

17"To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour."

William Blake

18"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."

William Shakespeare

19"There is perhaps no better a demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world."

Carl Sagan

20"An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment."

David Attenborough

21"Good planets are hard to find. Don't blow it."


22"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty."

John Ruskin

23“Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”

Walt Whitman

24“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

25“Deforestation is changing our climate, harming people and the natural world. We must, and can, reverse this trend.”

Jane Goodall

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

Albert Einstein

27“If you are fearful of the destruction of the environment, then learn to quit being an environmental parasite.”

Wendell Berry

28“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

29“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

30“To damage the earth is to damage your children.”

Wendell Berry

31“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree long ago.”

Warren Buffett

32“We are living on the planet as if we have another one to go to.”

Terry Swearingen

33"The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”

Chinese Proverb

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

Robert Swan

35“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

36“We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.”

Barbara Ward

37“Unless we keep this planet healthy, everything else is for naught.”

Victoria Principal

38“Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment. Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium.”

Paul Tsongas

39“The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth.”

Marlee Matlin

40“If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.”

Joseph Wood Krutch