Environmental Protection Quotes

Quotes tagged as "environmental-protection" (showing 1-30 of 77)
Henry David Thoreau
“What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?”
Henry David Thoreau, Familiar Letters

Thomas L. Friedman
“In my world, you don’t get to call yourself “pro-life” and be against common-sense gun control — like banning public access to the kind of semiautomatic assault rifle, designed for warfare, that was used recently in a Colorado theater. You don’t get to call yourself “pro-life” and want to shut down the Environmental Protection Agency, which ensures clean air and clean water, prevents childhood asthma, preserves biodiversity and combats climate change that could disrupt every life on the planet. You don’t get to call yourself “pro-life” and oppose programs like Head Start that provide basic education, health and nutrition for the most disadvantaged children...The term “pro-life” should be a shorthand for respect for the sanctity of life. But I will not let that label apply to people for whom sanctity for life begins at conception and ends at birth. What about the rest of life? Respect for the sanctity of life, if you believe that it begins at conception, cannot end at birth.”
Thomas L. Friedman

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Quand on a terminé sa toilette du matin, il faut faire soigneusement la toilette de la planète.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Ramez Naam
“The world has a very serious problem, my friend' Shiva went on. 'Poor children still die by their millions. Westerners and the global rich -- like me -- live in post-scarcity society, while a billion people struggle to get enough to eat. And we're pushing the planet towards a tipping point, where the corals die and the forests burn and life becomes much, much harder. We have the resources to solve those problems, even now, but politics and economics and nationalism all get in the way. If we could access all those minds, though...”
Ramez Naam, Crux

Sheniz Janmohamed
“What melody will our rivers remember if songbirds forget how to sing?”
Sheniz Janmohamed, Firesmoke

Wangari Maathai
“A tree has roots in the soil yet reaches to the sky. It tells us that in order to aspire we need to be grounded and that no matter how high we go it is from our roots that we draw sustenance. It is a reminder to all of us who have had success that we cannot forget where we came from. It signifies that no matter how powerful we become in government or how many awards we receive, our power and strength and our ability to reach our goals depend on the people, those whose work remain unseen, who are the soil out of which we grow, the shoulders on which we stand”
Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai
“No matter how dark the cloud, there is always a thin, silver lining, and that is what we must look for. The silver lining will come, if not to us then to next generation or the generation after that. And maybe with that generation the lining will no longer be thin.”
Wangari Maathai, Unbowed: A Memoir

“Protecting our environment is not a luxury we can choose to enjoy, but a simple matter of survival.”

“The question haunted me, and the real answer came, as answers often do, not in the canyon but at an unlikely time and in an unexpected place, flying over the canyon at thirty thousand feet on my way to be a grandmother. My mind on other things, intending only to glance out, the exquisite smallness and delicacy of the river took me completely by surprise. In the hazy light of early morning, the canyon lay shrouded, the river flecked with glints of silver, reduced to a thin line of memory, blurred by a sudden realization that clouded my vision. The astonishing sense of connection with that river and canyon caught me completely unaware, and in a breath I understood the intense, protective loyalty so many people feel for the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. It has to do with truth and beauty and love of this earth, the artifacts of a lifetime and the descant of a canyon wren at dawn.”
Ann Zwinger, Downcanyon: A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon

John Ruskin
“The idea of self-denial for the sake of posterity, of practicing present economy for the sake of debtors yet unborn, of planting forests that our descendants may live under their shade … never I suppose, efficiently takes place among publicly recognized motives of exertion. Yet these are not the less our duties; nor is our part fitly sustained upon the earth, unless the range of our intended and deliberate usefulness include, not only the companions but the successors of our pilgrimage. God has lent us the earth for our life; it is a great entail. It belongs as much to those who are to come after us … as to us; we have no right, by anything that we do or neglect, to involve them in unnecessary penalties, or deprive them of benefits which it was in our power to bequeath.”
John Ruskin, The Seven Lamps of Architecture

“Tous les jours arrivaient des avions et sur chacun, il y avait un message.
« Gardez votre eau bien propre. »
« N’empestez pas l’air, vous allez étouffer. »
« Comment allez-vous ? »
« Plantez des fleurs. »
« Ne coupez pas trop d’arbres, ils vous protègent. »
Et encore des messages, tous les jours un ou deux et même des fois plus, sur des avions de toutes les couleurs.
« Ne mettez pas trop d’engrais. »
« Ne vous lavez pas dans les ruisseaux avec vos gros savons rouges. »
« Ne vous en faites pas pour moi, je vais bien. »
Les gens s’habituaient lentement à cette nouvelle vie et suivaient tous les conseils des avions de papier.
Ils trouvaient aussi des trucs eux-mêmes et les trouvaient bien meilleurs que ceux du grand. C’était bien normal.”
Christiane Duchesne, Le Grand qui Passe ou l'Histoire des Avions de Papier

“Nous consommons ressources naturelles, énergie et matières premières comme si elles étaient des biens gratuits. Vous pourrez constater à la lecture de cette brochure que tel n’est pas le cas. Dans notre alimentation, notre habitation, nos moyens de transports, nos loisirs, bref dans notre vie de tous les jours, nos gestes de consommation peuvent aider à protéger, conserver ou améliorer notre environnement. Par nos gestes quotidiens, nous pouvons bâtir notre milieu de vie.
La protection de l’environnement n’exclut pas le progrès. Mais le progrès ne doit pas aller à l’encontre de la qualité de l’environnement. C’est un équilibre que je vous invite à respecter.”
Marcel Léger, L'environnement consommé à crédit

“Where there is poverty, there will be destruction and exploitation by the corporations and governments benefitting from destroying our rainforests and trafficking wildlife.”
Eileen Anglin

“If men would understand and appreciate the good efforts that went into creation and how beautiful, good and awesome the creations were at the beginning, they would never think of undermining the Creators effort and integrity by destroying the beauty of nature! God is watching us!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Donald Firesmith
“Woe to any climate denier who called climate change a hoax when she was nearby.”
Donald Firesmith, What Lurks Below

“Calling the earth activists, lightworkers, spiritual warriors. Stay awake. Take action. Spread awareness.”
Eileen Anglin

Eleanor Brownn
“The world really isn’t a very big place. The air we breathe, the water we drink and the earth we stand upon are connected to all other people on all other parts of the globe. Peace.”
Eleanor Brownn

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The root system supports the branches.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Cyrille  Mendes
“Leurs têtes surgirent presque en même temps du haut de la combe aux loups et ils marquèrent un temps d’arrêt... L'arbre était si haut qu'ils ne pouvaient en distinguer la cime.”
Cyrille Mendes, Les Épieurs d'Ombre

Mehmet Murat ildan
“To save our dying earth, any government which is not environmentalist must go because on earth there are thousands of governments but there in only one earth! Continuing with the eco-traitor stupid governments means an environmental suicide! Enemies of nature are real barbarians and there is no place for these savages in our civilisation!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Love water, protect it:”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Without the earth, where can humankind live?”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Environmental cleanliness begins with individual desire to be clean.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Cleanliness begins with the love for godliness”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If every community acts collectively, the city shall be clean.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Take care of our own Mother Earth, it is the only so beautiful planet we have to live on. Use/produce/manufacture ecological household/industrial items. You (and your children) are the one drinking water from.”
Ema Dan, Hearty Land: A tale about a journey into a land of abundance

Mango Wodzak
“By stepping out of the picture and refusing to purchase consumer items necessitating bloody murder, you are not only washing your hands to it all [the animal holocaust], but helping toward cleaning up the planet from the mess we have made of it.”
Mango Wodzak, Destination Eden - Eden Fruitarianism Explained

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