21 Inspiring Quotes About Sustainable Living, Nature & The Environment

Kira Simpson

1. “You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honourably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.”  – Edward O. Wilson

2. “No one will protect what they don’t care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” – David Attenborough

3. “If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it…one step at a time.” – Marian Wright Edelman

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4. “Each one of us matters, has a role to play, and makes a difference. Each one of us must take responsibility for our own lives, and above all, show respect and love for living things around us, especially each other.” – Jane Goodall

5. “Far and away, the greatest threat to the ocean, and thus to ourselves, is ignorance. But we can do something about that.” – Sylvia Earle

6. “We can sit back, do nothing and watch our planet be destroyed. Or we can take action, become advocates and start making lifestyle choices which are kinder to people and the planet.” – Kira Simpson

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7. “The best friend of earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

8. “Buy less, choose well, make it last.” – Vivienne Westwood

9. “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” – Rachel Carson

10. “”We only get a handful of decades on earth, I’d rather spend that time doing good than perpetuating bad.” – Tim Silverwood

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11. “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


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12. “We can never have enough of Nature.” – Henry David Thoreau

13. “Spend some time outdoors exploring where you live. When you love your home, you’ll fight harder to protect it.” – Kira Simpson

14. “I like to envision the whole world as a jigsaw puzzle … If you look at the whole picture, it is overwhelming and terrifying, but if you work on your little part of the jigsaw and know that people all over the world are working on their little bits, that’s what will give you hope.” – Jane Goodall

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15. “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” – Robert Swan

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

17. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

18. “Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body.” – George Carlin

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19. “Going back to a simpler life based on living by sufficiency rather than excess is not a step backward.” – Yvon Chouinard

20. ““If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, designed or removed from production.” – Pete Seeger

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


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Kira Simpson

Kira Simpson is an environmentalist and sustainability expert. She started The Green Hub as a blog in 2015, which has since grown to become one of Australia’s largest education sites dedicated to helping people live a more sustainable lifestyle.