Wise Advice Through Environmental Quotes

Going green — By on April 10, 2010 at 6:06 am
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Breathe deeply the fresh air (image from notfrancois on Flickr)

A few weeks ago, we posted a collection of inspiring environmental quotes.  It was one of our favorite articles this year!  We loved it so much, we wanted to share some more advice, inspiration, laughter and perhaps even a call to action through these sayings about the environment.

If you have a quote you’d like to share, please do so below in the comment section!

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Lovely shades of green (image from globevision on Flickr)

“I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty.” – George Burns

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Dew drops on nature's architecture (image from estoril on Flickr)

“Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders’ spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

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Green is beautiful (image from Olof S on Flickr)

“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” – Margaret Mead

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Every day is Earth Day (image from Mecookie on Flickr)

“Let every individual and institution now think and act as a responsible trustee of Earth, seeking choices in ecology, economics and ethics that will provide a sustainable future, eliminate pollution, poverty and violence, awaken the wonder of life and foster peaceful progress in the human adventure.” – John McConnell, founder of International Earth Day

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We all share the same planet (image from kiwinz on Flickr)

“I wish they would remember that the charge to Peter was ‘Feed my sheep,’ not ‘Try experiments on my rats,’ or even ‘Teach my performing dogs new tricks.’” -  C.S. Lewis

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Future generations depend on our conservation (image from juhansonin on Flickr)

“A society is defined not only by what it creates, but by what it refuses to destroy.” – John Sawhill, former president/CEO of The Nature Conservancy

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Its easy to feel rich in the treasures of spring flowers (image from Horia Varian on Flickr)

“The best way to realize the pleasure of feeling rich is to live in a smaller house than your means would entitle you to have.” – Edward Clarke

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The Giving Tree? (image from lana.japan on Flickr)

Only when the last tree has been cut down,
Only when the last river has been poisoned,
Only when the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.

Cree Indian Prophecy

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Beautiful Butterfly Flower (image from fuzzcat on Flickr)

“In the next 24 hours, deforestation will release as much CO2 into the atmosphere as 8 million people flying from London to New York. Stopping the loggers is the fastest and cheapest solution to climate change.” — Daniel Howden, writing in The Independent

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Tend to the garden - tend to the soul (image from coolmikeol on Flickr)

“To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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What will be their inheritance? (image from Ian? on Flickr)

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. ” – Chief Seattle

Hopefully these environmental quotes will inspire you to make some changes in your lifestyle, especially with Earth Day coming up on April 22, 2010.

If you want to make a truly important difference, check out @createthegood on Twitter and consider volunteering to help where you live, particularly since its National Volunteer Month!

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