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39 Environmental Quotes For New Resolutions in 2023

It’s that time of the year when we collectively reflect on what we hope to see in the new year ahead. Even if you’re reading this well into the new year, each day provides a new opportunity to start or resume your green goals. We’ve put together a collection of some of our favourite environmental quotes to keep you inspired. 

Green Quotes

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot...Nothing is going to get  better. It's Not.

Earth Quotes

"You can start changing the world for the better daily - no matter how small the action."

climate change quotes

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

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quotes about climate change

Just because you’re trash, doesn’t mean you  can’t do great things.  It is called a Garbage CAN... NOT a Garbage CANNOT

mother nature quotes

"I am only one but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."

earth day quotes

"We may never reach the ZERO in Zero Waste, but that's no reason to take ZERO action."

sustainability quotes

''One to change a few. A few to change many. Many to change the world. It all starts with one."

"The greatest threat o our planet is the belief that someone else will save it"

"Nobody made a greater mistake than they who did nothing because they could only do a little."

Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most."

"There are 7 days in a week. And someday ain't one of them."

“I like to envision the whole world as a jigsaw puzzle... If you look at the whole picture, it is overwhelming and terrifying, but if you work on your little part of the jigsaw and know that people all over the world are working on their little bits, that's what will give you hope.”

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."

If you think you're too small to make a difference... Consider the size of a mosquito.

If many little people in many little places do many little things. They can change the face of the Earth.

We don't need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.

Poll _ tion... Ed_ cation... Sol _ tion..... What's missing?

save the planet quotes

“If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.”

Be The Change You Wish To See In The World!

If you can't find the inspiration... be the inspiration!

  • “The Earth is what we all have in common.” —Wendell Berry

  • “We are on Earth to take care of life. We are on Earth to take care of each other.”  Xiye Bastida
  • “All we have to do is to wake up and change.” —Greta Thunberg
  • “Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” —Carl Sagan
  • “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein 

  • “Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.” ~ Albert Einstein 

  • “If you want to become an instrument of change, gather people in your community and host a regular conversation. The only way to succeed is to connect people, share inspiration and support one another.” ~ Deepak Chopra 

  • “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” ~ Karen Lamb 

  • “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe 

  • “Action is the antidote to despair.” ~ Edward Abbey 

  • “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.” ~ Jane Goodall 

  •  “We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it.” ~ Barack Obama
  • “Adults keep saying we owe it to the young people to give them hope. But I don’t want your hope, I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic, I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act, I want you to act as if you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if the house was on fire, because it is.” ~ Greta Thunberg

  • “Because, underneath all of this is the real truth we have been avoiding: climate change isn’t an “issue” to add to the list of things to worry about, next to health care and taxes. It is a civilizational wake-up call. A powerful message—spoken in the language of fires, floods, droughts, and extinctions—telling us that we need an entirely new economic model and a new way of sharing this planet. Telling us that we need to evolve.” ~ Naomi Klein 

  • “Every time you spend money you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” ~ Anna Lappe 

  • “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as life lasts.” ~ Rachel Carson 

  • “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” ~ Audrey Hepburn 

  • “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ~ Chinese proverb

  • “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” ~ Gary Snyder 

  • “When we destroy something created by man we call it vandalism, but when we destroy something created by nature we call it progress.” ~ Ed Begley Jnr

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