How else to honor the air we breathe, the land with which we grow our food, and the water that revives us than to protect the very source of it all? For the first time, Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. There were several factors that led to the initiation of Earth Day, the need for environmental changes being the most obvious. However, the urgency for the protection of our planet was pushed and spearheaded by certain people.
Rachel Carson, for instance, documented the detrimental effects of pesticides in her book Silent Spring. Opening the eyes of the American public to the dangers of chemicals, she brought about changes and inspired an environmental movement. Finally, in 1970, Earth Day was founded by US Senator Gaylord Nelson. Initially starting as an educational forum tackling environment-related issues, it has since evolved into something more meaningful.
Subsequent Earth Day movements became bigger and grander as they launched on a global scale across countries and now using the Internet as a means and platform to reach even more people. With nearly 200 countries participating, Earth Day unites individuals from around the world with one clear message: the Earth needs saving and it’s up to us to do something about it. Our planet sustains the very life we put so much value on, allowing us to live and to thrive. The least we can do is to not destroy it.
Fellow Earth lovers, which should be all of us, share these Earth Day quotes with friends and family to help spread awareness.
Earth Day Quotes
On Earth Day, we celebrate all the gifts the world and nature make available to us. We recognize our complete dependence on its bounty. And we acknowledge the need for good stewardship to preserve its fruits for future generations. – John Hoeven
Earth Day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place. – Scott Peters
He that plants trees loves others beside himself. – Thomas Fuller
Every day is Earth Day.
There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet. – Brooke Medicine Eagle
If we are ever to halt climate change and conserve land, water and other resources, not to mention reduce animal suffering, we must celebrate Earth Day every day – at every meal. – Ingrid Newkirk
For 200 years we’ve been conquering nature. Now we’re beating it to death. – Tom McMillan
Every New Yorker has the right to clean air, safe drinking water, and healthy communities to raise their children – and you can rest assured that I will aggressively protect that right, not just on Earth Day, but every day. – Eric Schneiderman
Every day is Earth Day, and I vote we start investing in a secure climate future right now. – Jackie Speier
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. – Native American Proverb
We have met the enemy and he is us. – Walt Kelly
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. – Henry David Thoreau
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed. – Gandhi
I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours. – Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Save the Earth, it’s our only source of chocolate!
The earth is what we all have in common. – Wendell Berry
There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew. – Marshall McLuhan
When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water. – Benjamin Franklin
It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family, to support its weaker members and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live. – Dalai Lama
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. – Cree Indian Proverb
Be the change you wish to see in this world. – Gandhi
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair. – Kahlil Gibran
What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on? – Henry David Thoreau
Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values…. God made life simple. It is man who complicates it. – Charles A. Lindbergh
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. – William Shakespeare
Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. – Rachel Carson
Man is still the greatest miracle and the greatest problem on this earth. – David Sarnoff
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. – Lao Tzu
Trees are Earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. – Rabindranath Tagore
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. – John Muir
Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better. – Einstein
Earth laughs in flowers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 Earth has a skin and that skin has diseases, one of its diseases is called man. – Friedrich Nietzsche
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet. It must be this voice that is telling me to do something, and I am sure it’s the same voice that is speaking to everybody on this planet – at least everybody who seems to be concerned about the fate of the world, the fate of this planet. – Wangari Maathai
Help spread the important message of protecting the planet by sharing these 35 Earth Day quotes on social media.