Environmental Quotes

EnvironmentalWelcome to Environmental Quotes, your one-stop source for inspiring and provocative quotes regarding the environment. Below you will find quotes from some of the globe's most influential ecologists, scientists, and lobbyists, along with day-to-day individuals who are enthusiastic regarding shielding our earth. Whether you're trying to find a quote to share on social media sites, a quote to motivate your own environmental advocacy, or just a couple of words to remind you of the value of protecting our earth, you'll find it below. So have a look around, and allow the words of these environmental champions inspire you to act.
Small: Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions.
Michael Burgess
"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, Congressman
Small: In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious
Wangari Maathai
"In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace"
Wangari Maathai, Activist
Small: We wont have a society if we destroy the environment
"We won't have a society if we destroy the environment"
Margaret Mead, Scientist
Small: God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and flood
"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, Environmentalist
Small: We dont have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment
"We don't have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment"
Dennis Weaver, Actor
Small: I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is ju
"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, Actor
Small: Not all is doom and gloom. We are beginning to understand the natural world and are gaining a reverence for li
"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, Environmentalist
Small: For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision. Im doing the right thing by the animals
Alexandra Paul
"For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision. I'm doing the right thing by the animals"
Alexandra Paul, Actress
Small: By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water
Aeschylus
"By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water"
Aeschylus, Playwright
Small: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, its the only thi
"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, Scientist
Small: If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20 to 30 times more land for food than we have now
"If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20 to 30 times more land for food than we have now"
James Lovelock, Scientist
Small: I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens
"I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens"
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Novelist
Small: I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement
"I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement"
Ted Turner, Businessman
Small: Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know its a challenge to the
Al Gore
"Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a challenge to the moral imagination"
Al Gore, Vice President
Small: I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy
Al Gore
"I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy"
Al Gore, Vice President
Small: A knowledgeable and courageous U.S. president could help enormously in leading the worlds nations toward savin
Donella Meadows
"A knowledgeable and courageous U.S. president could help enormously in leading the world's nations toward saving the climate"
Donella Meadows, Environmentalist
Small: Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this
"Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved"
Bill Bradley, Politician
Small: We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand
Christopher Dodd
"We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand"
Christopher Dodd, Politician
Small: Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blam
"Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything"
Dixie Lee Ray, Politician
Small: I dont think were going to save anything if we go around talking about saving plants and animals only weve got
"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, Scientist
Small: People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue
"People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue"
Michael Pollan, Educator
Small: When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe"
John Muir, Environmentalist
Small: Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left
"Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left"
Aldo Leopold, Environmentalist
Small: Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land
"Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land"
Aldo Leopold, Environmentalist
Small: Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements, and organize
"Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements, and organized crime are worldwide problems that don't stop at a nation's borders"
Warren Christopher, Statesman
Small: Population, when unchecked, goes on doubling itself every 25 years or increases in a geometrical ratio
"Population, when unchecked, goes on doubling itself every 25 years or increases in a geometrical ratio"
Thomas Malthus, Economist
Small: All is connected... no one thing can change by itself
"All is connected... no one thing can change by itself"
Paul Hawken, Environmentalist
Small: We assume that everythings becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense thats true our lives are better
"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, Environmentalist
Small: When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done!
"When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done!"
Dennis Weaver, Actor
Small: I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment
"I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment"
Pat Buckley, Clergyman
Small: We are now heading down a centuries-long path toward increasing the productivity of our natural capital - the
"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, Environmentalist
Small: When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works o
Joseph Wood Krutch
"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, Environmentalist
Small: People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame - and only one - themselves
"People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame - and only one - themselves"
Robert Collier, Publisher
Small: I consider myself to have been the bridge between the shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching. Before I ca
"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, Environmentalist
Small: Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know well soon be in trouble
"Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble"
Roger Tory Peterson, Environmentalist
Small: No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means
"No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means"
Garrett Hardin, Environmentalist
Small: In a finite world this means that the per capita share of the worlds goods must steadily decrease
"In a finite world this means that the per capita share of the world's goods must steadily decrease"
Garrett Hardin, Environmentalist
Small: If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either
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, Environmentalist
Small: If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals if they destroy something irr
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, Environmentalist
Small: After all, sustainability means running the global environment - Earth Inc. - like a corporation: with depreci
"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, Businessman
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