Sometime we all need a little inspiration to remind us the importance of looking after our wonderful planet.
I often find short but sweet quotes motivate me more than reels of scary stats and facts; so I thought I would share 15 of my favourite inspiring quotes to help you in your quest to live greener…
“Going green doesn’t start with doing green acts — it starts with a shift in consciousness. This shift allows you to recognize that with every choice you make, you are voting either for or against the kind of world you wish to see. When you assume this as a way of being, your choices become easier. Using a reusable water bottle, recycling and making conscious daily consumer choices are just a few…” – Ian Somerhalder
“Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.” – Stewart Udall
“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” – Albert Schweitzer
“Before you rip off three feet of toilet paper, consider that each year 500,000 acres of virgin boreal forest in northern Alberta and Ontario are being clear-cut to make the stuff. These forests are home to some 500 First Nation communities, as well as caribou and bears, moose and wolves, and, in the summertime, billions of songbirds.”- Alex Shoumatoff
“Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes – every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.” – Orison Swett Marden
The frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives. – Chinese Proverb
“Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air and drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something.” – Carl Sagan
“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.” – Jacques-Yves Cousteau
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Tikkun olam – Hebrew phrase meaning “repairing the world”. used to suggest humanity’s shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world.