One Planet Consume With Care | World Environment Day Quotes

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5 June every year, and is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging from environmental issues to marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. World Environment Day has grown to become a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually. Each year, WED has provided a new theme that major corporations, NGOs, communities, governments and all celebrities worldwide adopt to advocate environmental causes.

Theme For 2020

The theme for 2020 is “Bio Diversity”, and will be hosted in Colombia in partnership with Germany. Colombia is one of the largest “Megadiverse” nations in the world to hold 10% of the planet’s biodiversity. Since it is part of the Amazon rain forest, Colombia ranks first in bird and orchid species diversity and second in plants, butterflies, freshwater fish, and amphibians.

WORLD Environment Day Anthem

An Earth Anthem penned by poet Abhay K is sung to celebrate World Environment Day.

Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl
the most beautiful planet in the universe
all the continents and all the oceans
united we stand as flora and fauna
united we stand as species of one earth
different cultures, beliefs and ways
we are humans, the earth is our home
all the people and the nations of the world
all for one and one for all
united we unfurl the blue marble flag.

World Environment Day Quotes

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” -Native American Proverb


“I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?” – Robert Redford


“Heal the world, make it a better place, for you and for me and the entire human race. There are people dying if you care enough for the living. Make it a better place for you and for me. -World Environment Day


“When is the best time to plant a tree? …Twenty years ago. The second best time is…now!” -World Environment Day


“One who doesn’t love nature, cannot love anything in life.” -World Environment Day

World Environment Day Quotes

“Don’t blow it – good planets are hard to find.” -Time


“Imagine if trees gave off WIFI signals, we would be planting so many trees and we’d probably save the planet too. Too bad they only produce the oxygen we breathe.” -World Environment Day


Only When The Last Tree Has Died, The Last River Has Been Poisoned And The Last Fish Has Been Caught, Will We Realize That We Cannot Eat Money? -World Environment Day


“The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.” -Richard Rogers


One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken. —Leo Tolstoy

World Environment Day Quotes

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.– Aldo Leopold


Waste, not the smallest thing created, for grains of sand make mountains, and atomies infinity. – E. Knight


Every day is Earth Day. -Proverb


“Time spent among trees is never time wasted.” -World Environment Day


“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

World Environment Day Quotes

“Pleasure is Nature’s test, her sign of approval. When a man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment”. -Oscar Wilde


“Earth is our mother. In spite of our desire to harm our mother, she will always love us forever.” -World Environment Day


Hungry And The Earth Will Serve, Thirsty And The Seas Will Water! Do You Still Want To Cut That All? -World Environment Day


Nature is man’s teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumines his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence. -Alfred Billings Street


What is the use of a house if you don’t have a decent planet to put it on? -Henry David Thoreau

World Environment Day Quotes

We don’t have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment. – Dennis Weaver


Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. – Mahatma Gandhi


*It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. – Ansel Adams


Our planet’s alarm is going off, and it is time to wake up and take action! – Leonardo DiCaprio


“When a man throws an empty cigarette package from an automobile, he is liable to a fine of $50. When a man throws a billboard across a view, he is richly rewarded.” – Pat Brown

World Environment Day Quotes

“There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.” – Mother Teresa


“For 200 years we’ve been conquering Nature. Now we’re beating it to death.” – Tom McMillan


“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” – Native American Proverb


“When a man says to me, “I have the intersect love of nature,” at once I know that he has none.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing, that makes it water and nobody knows what that is.” – D.H. Lawrence

World Environment Day Quotes

“Plant together.. lets make the world greener.” -World Environment Day


“A nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt


“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” – Marshall McLuhan


“Earth is our mother. In spite of our desire to harm our mother, she will always love us forever.” -World Environment Day


“I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?” – Robert Redford

World Environment Day Quotes

“Heal the world, make it a better place, for you and for me and the entire human race. There are people dying if you care enough for the living. Make it a better place for you and for me.” -World Environment Day


“I don’t want to protect environment. I want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protection.” -World Environment Day


“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” -John Ruskin


“Modern technology Owes ecology An apology.” – Alan M. Eddison


“Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.” – Bill Vaughn

World Environment Day Quotes

“When is the best time to plant a tree? …Twenty years ago. The second best time is…now!” -World Environment Day


“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” – Terry Tempest Williams


“One who doesn’t love nature, cannot love anything in life.” -World Environment Day


“Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress.” – John Clapham


“We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.” – Barbara Ward

World Environment Day Quotes

“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.” – Dan Quayle


“Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option – they will become a necessity.” – Fujio Cho


“They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.” – James G. Watt


“Don’t blow it – good planets are hard to find.” -World Environment Day


“Because we don’t think about future generations, they will never forget us.” – Henrik Tikkanen

World Environment Day Quotes

“Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible – or even sinful – that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes!” – Paul MacCready


“We owe our lives to the sun – How is it, then, that we feel no gratitude?” – Lewis Thomas


“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” – Margaret Mead


“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs


“The earth has a skin and that skin has diseases; one of its diseases is called man.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

World Environment Day Quotes

“We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.” – Francis Bacon


“Nature provides exceptions to every rule.” – Margaret Fuller


“If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age.” – Jacques Barzun


“There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.” – Robert Lynd


“Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.” – William Ruckelshaus

World Environment Day Quotes

“In America today you can murder land for private profit. You can leave the corpse for all to see, and nobody calls the cops.” – Paul Brooks


“Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.” – Thomas Edison


“The famous balance of nature is the most extraordinary of all cybernetic systems. Left to itself, it is always self-regulated.” – Joseph Wood Krutch


“The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago – had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.” – Havelock Ellis


“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” – Thomas Fuller

World Environment Day Quotes

“Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.” – Dennis Gabor


“Newspapers: dead trees with information smeared on them.” – Horizon


“When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.” – David Orr


“All nature wears one universal grin.” – Henry Fielding


“The weight of our civilization has become so great, it now ranks as a global force and a significant wild card in the human future along with the Ice Ages and other vicissitudes of a volatile and changeable planetary system” -Dianne Dumanoski

World Environment Day Quotes

“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” – Earl Nightingale


“If we use resources productively and take to heart the lessons learned from coping with the energy crisis, we face a future confronted only, as Pogo, once said, by insurmountable opportunities. The many crises facing us should be seen, then, not as threats, but as chances to remake the future so it serves all beings.” – L. Hunter Lovins and Amory B. Lovins


“Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.” – Henry David Thoreau


“There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi

World Environment Day Quotes

“If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.” – Ellen DeGeneres


“I’m not an environmentalist. I’m an Earth warrior.” – Darryl Cherney


“There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.” – Robert Orben


“The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.” – Richard Rogers

Conclusion

Only When The Last Tree Has Died, The Last River Has Been Poisoned And The Last Fish Has Been Caught, Will We Realize That We Cannot Eat Money? Being a responsible human being we should conserve mother nature as much as we can. If you think this blog was helpful share it as much as possible to make people aware of the importance of our mother earth and the consequences if we lost our mother earth.

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