20 Sustainability Quotes to Inspire Kindness to our Earth

20 Sustainability Quotes to Inspire Kindness to our Earth

With the climate crisis, the burning of the Amazon Rainforest, the extinction of species and natural disasters striking all corners of the earth, many of us are trying to be more conscious and sustainable in our actions so that we can do our little bit to save the planet for future generations to come.

This might be by recycling more, driving less, using reusable cups, bottles and cutlery each time we go out, travelling more sustainably or by growing our own vegetables to reduce single-use plastic packaging from the supermarket. These are all excellent ways of lessening our impact on the planet.

But we understand it can be hard sometimes, especially when the convenience we’ve been conditioned to crave is right on our doorstep! So, we’ve created a list of 20 beautiful quotes about sustainability that will help inspire kindness to our Earth and encourage you to take little steps in the right direction.

1.    “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

– Albert Einstein

2.    “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”

– Native American Proverb

3.    “We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.”

– Thomas Fuller

4.    “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

5.    “Look after the land and the land will look after you, destroy the land and it will destroy you.”

 – Aboriginal Proverb

6.    “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

7.    “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

– Aldo Leopold

8.    “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

9.    “The natural environment sustains the life of all beings universally.”

– Dalai Lama

10. “The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.”

– Carl Sagan

11. “He that plants trees loves others beside himself.”

– Thomas Fuller

12. ” Our life is frittered away by detail…Simplify, simplify, simplify! Simplicity of life and elevation of purpose.”

– Henry Thoreau

13. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”

– Archbishop Desmond Tutu

14. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

– Anne Frank

15. “Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.”

– Cree Indian Proverb

16. “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

17. “The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.”

– Ross Perot

18. “Unless we are willing to encourage our children to reconnect with and appreciate the natural world, we can’t expect them to help protect and care for it.”

– David Suzuki

19. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

20. “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

Why not print out some of your favourite quotes and stick them on your fridge to remind you of your green values? Or share them on social media to start an eco-conversation with friends and family?

What steps are you taking to live a more sustainable lifestyle? We’d love to hear about them in the comments.

And don’t forget to let us know your favourite kindness quotes in the comments below!

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