Environmental quotes always broaden my thoughts, expand my mind, contemplate and appreciate the world around me.
Here are a few quotes that I recently came upon. I hope you enjoy.
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. ~John Muir
Man is a complex being: he makes deserts bloom – and lakes die. ~Gil Stern
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
~Alan M. Eddison
The difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves. ~Ayn Rand
In doing research for a paper I came across some quotes that made an impact on my thoughts and really touched me. I thought I would share them.
To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed. ~Theodore Roosevelt, seventh annual message, 3 December 1907
When the soil disappears, the soul disappears. ~Ymber Delecto
In an underdeveloped country, don’t drink the water; in a developed country, don’t breathe the air. ~Changing Times magazine
I’m not an environmentalist. I’m an Earth warrior. ~Darryl Cherney, quoted in Smithsonian, April 1990
When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves. ~David Orr
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her. ~Francis Bacon
I will leave you with these fruits of thought for now to blossom into action and hope.
The time has come to celebrate our wildlife!
When: March 16 – 20
You ask why is this post going up midway through the week? I say because it’s not too late to get involved and celebrate!
What is National Wildlife Week?
It is a time to take notice of the beauty around us and the importance of protecting and conserving what is left.It is a time to honor nature and the bounties she provides for us.
What can You do to get involved?
It’s as easy as getting outdoors! Hike, bird watch, animal watch, learn to identify a new plant; any of these and more.
You have the opportunity to not only participate yourself, but to get those around you excited as well. The National Wildlife Week website has a mountain of information and activities for all ages.
In this world we shouldn’t need a special week to commemorate what is gifted to us. Everyday should be a wildlife celebration.
So what are you waiting for?