What moves you to live a sustainable life? Its the weekend, which may mean recreation, rest or even some spring cleaning.
Have you thought about the impacts of your actions?
We have collected some inspiring quotes about the environment, as well as some gorgeous nature photographs. They’ll make you think. Make you wonder. Perhaps even trigger a few small changes in how you live your life.
There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi
Because we don’t think about future generations, they will never forget us. ~Henrik Tikkanen
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. ~Ralph Nader, quoted in Linda Botts, ed., Loose Talk, 1980
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her. ~Francis Bacon
When the soil disappears, the soul disappears. ~Ymber Delecto
For 200 years we’ve been conquering Nature. Now we’re beating it to death. ~Tom McMillan, quoted in Francesca Lyman, The Greenhouse Trap, 1990
When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves. ~David Orr
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. ~Ansel Adams
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river. ~Ross Perot
We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved. ~Author Unknown
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature. ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854
The struggle to save the global environment is in one way much more difficult than the struggle to vanquish Hitler, for this time the war is with ourselves. We are the enemy, just as we have only ourselves as allies. ~Al Gore
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive. ~Albert Einstein
After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world. ~Pam Shaw
To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance. ~Buddha
There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet. ~Brooke Medicine Eagle