37 Quotes About Protecting the Earth


There are many economic benefits to making the right choices for nature. These quotes about protecting the Earth remind us of our moral importance to take care of the place we live in.

“Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority.”

“Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.”

“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.”

“Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.”

“Everybody is so distracted by things for the self. They don’t care about their relatives anymore. The SUV shows how we feel about the environment. To turn this around, we need to go back to the earth and live with the earth spiritually.”

“I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.”

“I’m interested in doing conservation work because like the word says I want to conserve the environment around me. And I know that it starts with me—that if I don’t help no one else will either.”

“If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.”

“If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you.”

“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”

“Mother Earth is not a resource, she is an heirloom.”

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

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

“Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.”

“Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever.”

“Sadly, it’s much easier to create a desert than a forest.”

“Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.”

“Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.”

“The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth.”

“The environment is everybody. It’s not strictly tribal.”

“The environment is everything that isn’t me.”

“The future will either be green or not at all.”

“The Great Spirit is in all things. He is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us. That which we put into the ground she returns to us.”

“The most important thing about global warming is this. Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists, but it’s all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it.”

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

“The relationship between Native nations and their environment is sacred. It is the foundation of their cultures and worldview.”

“There are two problems for our species’ survival – nuclear war and environmental catastrophe – and we’re hurtling towards them. Knowingly.”

“Together we can end the holocaust against the environment.”

“Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.”

“Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.”

“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.”

“We all need the same things: clean air and clean water. We have a lot of work to do, but if we can combine our strengths, we can fight for what’s right.”

“We are the natural nurturers of the Earth Mother. The Earth Mother needs our help, she needs our prayers. We need to educate the women of the world that prayer works.”

“We don’t have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.”

“We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can’t speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.”

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

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”

Making a conscious effort to protect life and those endangered species that exist will ensure we preserve them for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

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