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Earth Day: 30 quotes about the environment

Earth Day: 30 quotes about the environment

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Are you planning to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd? You are not the only one: Earth Days were created in 1985. One billion people in almost 200 countriesParticipated in related events.

This annual springtime event, which was founded in 1970, remains a place for reflection and awareness about nature. The first Earth DayThis was more than 50 years ago when Gaylord Nelson (a Wisconsin senator) was inspired to use the momentum of student-driven antiwar movements to support a different cause: environmental justice. Nelson wanted to make air and water pollution a national priority.

Earth Day today feels more urgent than ever because the International Energy Agency (IEA), reported that Global energy-related CO2 omissions reached an all time high2021, an events global organizer, announced that the theme of 2022’s Earth Day will be Invest In Our Planet. There are many planned events across the country, including workshops with environmental experts and neighborhood cleanups, tree planting parties, letter writing campaigns, and student essay contests.

Consider taking action this Earth Day by volunteering in your local community, donating to an environmental group, or contacting a representative. You can also spread the word by sharing these quotes from nature and the importance of saving the planet with your friends or students, or posting them on social networks to increase awareness.

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  • 1. We are losing the race to address climate emergencies, but we can win it. Antnio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

  • 2. The environment is where we all meet, where we share a common interest; it is the only thing we all have in common. It is not just a mirror of our own selves, but a focus lens for what we can be. Lady Bird Johnson

  • 3. Equitable development is the only way to achieve peace. Sustainable management of the environment in a peaceful and democratic space is the only way to develop. Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize lecture

  • 4. To my old brown soil / And my old blue sky. / I’ll now give these last molecules of I. / And you sing, / and you stand near, / I charge you not to weep. Pete Seeger, To My Old Brown Earth

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  • 5. If the importance of our forests was understood by the general public, even from an economic perspective, their preservation would require the most vigilant attention of the government. John Muir, The Treasures of Yosemite

  • 6. I’m not the Lorax, but I still speak for trees / The survival and growth of our forest depends upon you and me / Look in the eyes of children / You will find the beauty of the world within them. Xiuhtezcatl, Speak for the Trees

  • 7. We can do it. This is the largest emerging social movement in history. We can do it. We can do it. Al Gore

  • 8. If enough people get together, change can happen and we can accomplish almost anything. Instead of looking for the next big thing, start building it. Greta Thunberg

  • 9. I believe that this generation must come into agreement with nature. I think we were challenged like mankind has never before to prove our maturity. Silent Spring, Rachel Carson

  • 10. When the sun shine, then I was walking / And the wheatfields waving and dust clouds rolling / The voice came a-chanting as the fog lifted / This land was made just for you and me. This Land Was Made for You, Woody Guthrie

  • 11. Together, we can save the forest and ensure that all our children have access to this treasure. Chico Mendes

  • 12. Let us all listen to the unborn generations, and make the earth a safe place that is welcoming for all. Gro Harlem Brundtland

  • 13. Global warming is, quite simply speaking, the most significant thing humans have ever achieved. Bill McKibben

  • 14. There is no such thing “away”. It is impossible to throw away something. Annie Leonard

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  • 15. We can live in harmony with the Earth and each other by focusing on values such as caring for the sacred, and conserving ecological wellbeing. Jacqueline Patterson, Resilience Matters

  • 16. Only humans can create waste that nature can’t digest. Charles Moore

  • 17. Today’s youth do not have the luxury of a childhood. We were forced to give it away by older generations, thereby destroying our planet. But if you strike now, and if you work to undo the damage done before, then maybe we can restore this luxury for the generations ahead of us. Ciara Lonergan

  • 18. We were advocates for the salmon, animals, birds, water. We were the advocates for the food chains. We were an advocate of all of society. Billy Frank, Jr.

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  • 19. We are now pushing more roads into every remaining patch of wilderness out of sheer momentum. In many cases, this is pure stupidity. Aldo Leopold

  • 20. We have the chance to make our home and restore the world we have inherited. All that’s required is the will. Sir David Attenborough

  • 21. The fundamental problem is conservation of natural resource. It is the fundamental problem. We can’t solve it if we don’t solve it. Theodore Roosevelt

  • 22. Water is life. Africa will die if it doesn’t have water. Opha Pauline Dube

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  • 23. The more cities that can be designed to keep people from driving, the better they will be for their health and the better the air quality. Dr. Philip Landrigan

  • 24. Take in each season as it comes; take in the air, the drink, the fruit, and accept the influence of each. Henry David Thoreau

  • 25. “Those who see the beauty of the Earth find strength that will last for as long as they live. The repeated repetitions of nature’s words can bring healing. They remind us that there is always hope for the future. Silent Spring, Rachel Carson

  • 26. This pretty planet is spinning through space. / Youre an oasis, youre a harbor. / Youre holy. / Golden sun going out. / Gentle giant, spin us around. This Pretty Planet by Tom Chapin and John Forster

  • 27. I must work with young people today in order to try to raise new generations to take care of this poor planet. Dr. Jane Goodall

  • 28. We all play a part in a great human orchestra. Now it is time to play the Save the World Symphony. You don’t need to play solo. However, you are required to know your instrument and be able play it as best you can. You are required to find your spot in the score. We must protect what we love. Sandra Steingraber

  • 29. Earth was made up of two kinds of people: Those who could do the math and follow science, and those that were happier with their own truths. We all lived our lives as if tomorrow was a clone in our hearts, regardless of the schools we attended. Richard Power, Bewilderment

  • 30. It will require visionary leadership and determination. It will take courage and determination, but remember that billions will support you when you rise. Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate, Dominika Laota, Mitzi Tan, The Emergency Appeal for Climate Action

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