25 Quotes Around The Environment & Sustainability That Will Inspire Conscious Living

It all starts with each of us! πŸ’š

Did you know that more than 700,000 trees are cut down every day? That’s a lot of fallen trees… and a lot of CO2 emissions! It’s so easy to be ignorant and not notice such things when you’re busy. One small, simple step you can take is to start paying more attention to the planet’s needs and become more aware of your surroundings. Here’s a collection of quotes on sustainability and about the environment that will surely inspire you to live more consciously!

25 quotes on sustainability and the environment

Quotes on Sustainability - Robert Swan

1. “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” – Robert Swan

2. “I’m telling you there is hope. I have seen it, but it does not come from the government or corporations. It comes from the people.” – Greta Thunberg

3. “The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.”Ernest Hemingway

4. “I don’t want to protect the environment, I want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protecting.” – Bibhab Pradhan

5. “Buy less, choose well, make it last.” – Vivienne Westwood

Quotes on Sustainability - Vivienne Westwood

6. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

7. “The Earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry

8. “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

9. “The most environmentally friendly product is the one you didn’t buy.” – Joshua Becker

10. “Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.” – Sidney Sheldon

Quotes on Sustainability - Sidney Sheldon

11. β€œThe world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

12. “I am literally made of planet. By hurting it I am hurting myself.” – Em Von Euw

13. “It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.” – David Attenborough

14. “It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.” – Dalai Lama

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

Quotes on Sustainability - Bob Brown

16. β€œBe part of the solution, not part of the pollution.” – Unknown

17. “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

18. “We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” – Thomas Fuller

19. β€œThe ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” – Gaylord Nelson

20. β€œWe can’t afford to keep making the same mistakes, because there’ll be nothing left.” – Shawn Heinrichs

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Quotes on Sustainability -Shawn Heinrichs

21. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

22. “It angers me when sustainability gets used as a buzzword. For 90 percent of the world, sustainability is a matter of survival.” – Cameron Sinclair

23. β€œThe 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

24. “Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even spiritual satisfaction.” – Dr. Edward O. Wilson

25. “Being green is more than just buying β€˜eco’. It is an unshakable commitment to a sustainable lifestyle.” – Jennifer Nin

Quotes on Sustainability - Jennifer Nin

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But at the end of the day, it’s only by taking a moment to reflect on our actions that we can truly hope to improve the future of our planet. Hopefully, these quotes on sustainability will inspire you and those around you to think about your choices more carefully. Let us all make small changes that can have a big impact.

Remember, change begins with each one of us! πŸ’š

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