Environmental Quotes

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Environmental quotes could be credited with helping to save this planet for generations yet to be born.

It is astonishing to observe the wonders of a living planet. It is just as amazing to try to wrap your head around the awesome power of nature that we cannot control.

If you are searching for environmental quotes that might help clarify your views on the importance of protecting the environment undoubtedly these quotes about the environment is just for you.

Following you will find environmental quotes from Luther Burbank, Margaret Mead, Olympia Snowe and others.

You will die but the carbon will not; its career does not end with you. It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time, sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life.
-Jacob Bronowski

If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20 to 30 times more land for food than we have now.
-James Lovelock

I don't think we're going to save anything if we go around talking about saving plants and animals only; we've got to translate that into what's in it for us.
-Jim Fowler

Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
-John Muir

Take a course in good water and air, and in the eternal youth of Nature, you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
-John Muir

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.
-John Muir

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
-John Muir

Industry is fortune's right hand, and frugality it's left.
-John Ray

When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman.
-Joseph Wood Krutch

If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers.
-Joseph Wood Krutch

If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.
-Joseph Wood Krutch

We must return to nature and nature's god.
-Luther Burbank

I see humanity now as one vast plant, needing for its highest fulfillment only love, the natural blessings of the great outdoors, and intelligent crossing and selection.
-Luther Burbank

If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
-Luther Burbank

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
-Margaret Mead

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
-Margaret Mead

Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. The policies they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today. We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years.
-Marsha Blackburn

After all, sustainability means running the global environment - Earth Inc. - like a corporation: with depreciation, amortization, and maintenance accounts. In other words, keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital.
-Maurice Strong

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Under the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program, homes are independently verified to be measurably more energy efficient than average houses.
-Melissa Bean

Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.
-Michael Burgess

People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue.
-Michael Pollan

The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most effective tool we have to repair the environmental harm that is causing a species to decline.
-Norm Dicks

In today's world, it is no longer unimaginable to think that business can operate - and even thrive - in an environmentally-friendly manner.
-Olympia Snowe

I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds, and the environment.
-Pat Buckley

All is connected... no one thing can change by itself.
-Paul Hawken

We are now heading down a centuries-long path toward increasing the productivity of our natural capital - the resource systems upon which we depend to live - instead of our human capital.
-Paul Hawken

We assume that everything's becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that's true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources.
-Paul Hawken

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

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.
-Richard Rogers

People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame - and only one - themselves.
-Robert Collier

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
-Robert Redford

Not all is doom and gloom. We are beginning to understand the natural world and are gaining a reverence for life - all life.
-Roger Tory Peterson

Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
-Roger Tory Peterson

I consider myself to have been the bridge between the shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching. Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds was to shoot them and stuff them.
-Roger Tory Peterson

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
-Sitting Bull

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
-Ted Turner

Population, when unchecked, goes on doubling itself every 25 years or increases in a geometrical ratio.
-Thomas Malthus

I really have enjoyed bringing all these environmental quotes to you. It seems to me that there is something going on with the environment that should cause more people to sit up and take notice. Maybe these environmental quotes will serve as one smaller step in the understanding process of our amazing environment.

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