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.
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“I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty.” – George Burns
“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
“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” – Margaret Mead
“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
“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
“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
“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
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
“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
“To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“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.