123 Inspirational Quotes for Earth Day (Nature)

Discover the beauty of our planet in these inspirational quotes for Earth Daythat celebrate the wonders of nature and sustainability. 

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Sustainability Quotes to Live By

The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats, and biodiversity. Gaylord Nelson
Let every breath, every word, and every step make the mother earth proud of us. Amit Ray Inspirational Quotes for Earth Day 
You don’t live on earth, you are passing through. Rumi
Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir
Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness. Eckhart Tolle
These young people are saying we all have a right to know what is in the air we breathe, in the water we drink, and the food we eat. It is our responsibility to leave this planet cleaner and greener. That must be our legacy. John Lewis Inspirational Quotes for Earth Day 
Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw
The Earth is what we all have in common. Wendell Berry
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed. Mahatma Gandhi
One reason I wanted to go vegetarian was to help save the environment…I highly recommend it. You’re saving animals, you’re saving the planet, you’re saving a lot of time at Thanksgiving. Lily Singh
Break clear away once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir Inspirational Quotes for Earth Day 
What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on? Henry David Thoreau
Land really is the best art. Andy Warhol
What about naming trees?…if we have a tree in our name, we want that tree to live. Jane Goodall
Earth rejoices our words, breathing and peaceful steps. Let every breath, every word and every step make the mother earth proud of us. Amit Ray
The earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson Inspirational Quotes for Earth Day 
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. Jimmy Carter
When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money. Alanis Obomsawin
The climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win. António Guterres
Every day is Earth Day, and I vote we start investing in a secure climate future right now. Jackie Speier
Avoiding climate breakdown will require cathedral thinking. We must lay the foundation while we may not know exactly how to build the ceiling. Greta Thunberg
Nature is an infinite sphere of which the centre is everywhere and the circumference nowhere. Blaise Pascal
The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations. Pope John Paul II
To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people’s trash. Bill Nye
You don’t have to sit outside in the dark. If, however, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness is necessary. But the stars neither require nor demand it. Annie Dillard
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. Albert Einstein

Earth Day Reflections from Visionaries

An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment. David Attenborough
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together; all things connect. Chief Seattle
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. E. E. Cummings
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family, to support its weaker members and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live. Dalai Lama
The main solution is so simple that even a small child can understand it. We have to stop the emission of greenhouse gases. Greta Thunberg
Together we can preserve the forest, securing this immense treasure for the future of all these children. Chico Mendes Inspirational Quotes for Earth Day 
If we truly showed respect for the sacred, we would cease in its destruction and abuse. We would seek consent, rather than taking what does not belong to us. We would not work to destroy that which we don’t understand. Without the sacred, humanity perishes. Ruth H. Hopkins
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty. John Ruskin
Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known. Carl Sagan
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. Martin Luther King Jr.
The miracle is not to fly in the air or to walk on water, but to walk on the earth. Chinese proverb
I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours. Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. Rachel Carson
Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of nature, the living cell of a plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life. Thomas Edison
We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do. Barbara Ward
Now is the time to listen to the people and communities most impacted by the climate crisis, support their initiatives, and take action internally and externally to voice your solidarity. Eric Johnson
I think it would be great to be born on Earth and to die on Mars. Just not on impact. Elon Musk
Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. Rabindranath Tagore
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods. There is a rapture on the lonely shore. There is society, where none intrudes by the deep sea, and music in its roar. I love not man the less, but nature more. Lord Byron Inspirational Quotes for Earth Day
A vibrant, fair, and regenerative future is possible not when thousands of people do climate justice activism perfectly but when millions of people do the best they can. Xiye Bastida
First thing in the morning you look after yourself, you brush your teeth and wash your face, don’t you? Well, the second thing you must do is to look after the planet. Antoine De Saint-Exupery
If the environment is happy, people will laugh and your grief will go away. Srinivas Mishra
We can’t save the planet without uplifting the voices of its people, especially those most often unheard. Leah Thomas
We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it. Barack Obama
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken. Leo Tolstoy
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
If you can’t be in awe of Nature, there’s something wrong with you. Alex Trebek
The good man is the friend of all living things. Gandhi
When enough people come together, then change will come and we can achieve almost anything. So instead of looking for hope start creating it. Greta Thunberg
The sun does not forget a village just because it is small. African Proverb
You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you. Vandana Shiva Inspirational Quotes for Earth Day 

Educational Quotes for Earth Advocates

It is a blessing to be the color of the earth; do you know how often flowers confuse me for home? Rupi Kaur
A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children. John James Audubon
I firmly believe nature brings solace in all troubles. Anne Frank
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
The environment is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. Lady Bird Johnson
Teach us to walk the soft earth as relatives to all that live. Sioux prayer
The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. Lady Bird Johnson
You can never see a plant grow, but they do. Carol Plum-Ucci
Nature never hurries: atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. The lesson one learns from yachting or planting is the manners of Nature; patience with the delays of wind and sun, delays of the seasons, bad weather, excess or lack of water. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do. Michel de Montaigne
A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children. John James Audubon
I need to be outside. I need to be in the world and to remember that I am of it. John Green
Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea. Dr. Sylvia Earle
It looks big, Earth. But there are lots of us on here (7,523,458,567 and counting) so be kind. Oliver Jeffers
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together … all things connect. Chief Seattle
The earth is always changing…readjusting to our existence. Each era is full of unique challenges. Val Uchendu
The most environmentally friendly product is the one you didn’t buy. Joshua Becker
When we choose to protect others, we are also protecting ourselves.
We cannot achieve climate justice, without uplifting and supporting all communities.
The wanting was a wilderness and I had to find my own way out of the woods. Cheryl Strayed
What do you need to solve the climate crisis? The answer is, everyone. Katharine Hayhoe
Earth day/week/month always is so busy but it’s always still such a time of celebration and reverence for the work we do. Isaias Hernandez
The real you is loving, joyful and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun. Don Miguel Ruiz Inspirational Quotes for Earth Day
Earth Day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place. Scott Peters
The good man is the friend of all living things. Mahatma Gandhi
We can do this. This is the biggest emergent social movement in all of history. We can do this. And if anybody thinks that we don’t have the political will, remember, political will is itself a renewable resource. Al Gore
Do something. Pay your rent for the privilege of living on this beautiful, blue-green, living Earth. Dave Foreman
It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living. David Attenborough
Even a wounded world is feeding us. Even a wounded world holds us, giving us moments of wonder and joy. I choose joy over despair. Not because I have my head in the sand, but because joy is what the Earth gives me daily and I must return the gift. Robin Wall Kimmerer Inspirational Quotes for Earth Day 
We need the tonic of wildness—to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground. Henry David Thoreau
All we have to do is to wake up and change. Greta Thunberg
No one comes from the earth like grass. We come like trees. We all have roots. Maya Angelou
An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment. David Attenborough
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 difference you want to make. Jane Goodall
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahlil Gibran
We need to have a whole cultural shift, where it becomes our culture to take care of the Earth, and in order to make this shift, we need storytelling about how the Earth takes care of us and how we can take care of her. Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act. Albert Einstein

Earth’s Call to Action Quotes

If every day were Earth Day we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in. Neil deGrasse Tyson
I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use. Mother Teresa
The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. Gaylord Nelson
It’s Earth day. I wonder if we can plant more trees than people for a change? Stanley Victor Paskavich
The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. Robert Swan
There is no medicine you can take that has such a direct influence on your health as a walk in a beautiful forest. Dr. Qing Li
Dear old world, You are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you. Lucy Maud Montgomery
Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option…they will become a necessity. Fujio Cho
We are on Earth to take care of life. We are on Earth to take care of each other. Xiye Bastida
When we know how to protect all beings, we are protecting ourselves. Thích Nhất Hạnh
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. Frank Lloyd Wright
Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance. Theodore Roosevelt
A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. Franklin D. Roosevelt
As cheesy as it sounds, truly every day is Earth Day. Ashlan Gorse Cousteau
I don’t know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice. Roland A. Browne
To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people’s trash. Bill Nye
Nature does not hurry yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu
The earth has music for those who listen. William Shakespeare
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir
We need joy as we need air. We need love as we need water. We need each other as we need the earth we share. Maya Angelou
I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy. Sylvia Plath Inspirational Quotes for Earth Day 
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the Earth. Henry David Thoreau
He that plants trees loves others beside himself. Thomas Fuller
And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and my soul. John Muir
There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. Marshall McLuhan
Look after the land and the land will look after you, destroy the land and it will destroy you. Aboriginal Proverb
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein

One Day, Zero Waste: The Earth Day Challenge

Earth Day is the perfect occasion to challenge yourself to make a meaningful impact on our environment. While the idea of going zero-waste might sound daunting, embarking on a “Zero-Waste Day” is a manageable and eye-opening experience. In this article, we’ll explore how you can take on the Earth Day Challenge of going zero-waste for a day.

What is Zero-Waste?

Zero-waste living is a philosophy aimed at minimizing waste and reducing our environmental footprint. It involves reusing, recycling, and composting as much as possible and avoiding single-use items and packaging. While achieving absolute zero waste may be challenging, striving for it is a worthy goal.

The Earth Day Challenge

Going zero-waste for a day is a great way to start your eco-friendly journey. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you with the challenge:

1. Preparation is Key

Begin by planning your day. Think about your meals, snacks, and daily activities. Pack a reusable bag or container for shopping and bring your own water bottle, coffee cup, and utensils. These items will help you avoid single-use plastics and disposables.

2. Choose Your Food Wisely

Opt for unpackaged and fresh foods. Farmers’ markets and bulk food stores are excellent places to shop for package-free produce and grains. If you must buy packaged items, look for products in recyclable or compostable packaging.

3. Embrace DIY

Homemade meals and snacks not only reduce waste but are often healthier. Try your hand at making your own snacks and meals, and you’ll be surprised at the amount of packaging you can avoid.

4. Say No to Disposable Items

Throughout the day, be vigilant about avoiding disposable products. Politely decline straws, napkins, and single-use utensils when dining out.

5. Composting

If you have access to composting facilities, make use of them. Composting can divert a significant portion of your waste from landfills.

6. Reflect and Learn

As you navigate your day, take note of any challenges or discoveries. What were the most difficult moments? What waste did you generate inadvertently? These observations will help you make more sustainable choices in the future.

7. Share Your Experience

Use social media to document your Zero-Waste Day journey. Share your successes, struggles, and any tips you discover along the way. Encourage your friends and followers to join the Earth Day Challenge.

8. Extend the Challenge

While Earth Day is a single day, the lessons you learn can be applied year-round. Continue to reduce waste in your daily life by implementing the practices you discover during the challenge.

By taking on the Earth Day Challenge of going zero-waste for a day, you not only reduce your impact on the environment but also raise awareness about the importance of waste reduction. Remember, every small change you make contributes to a healthier planet. So, are you up for the challenge? Give it a try this Earth Day, and you might find that going zero-waste is easier and more rewarding than you thought.

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