These 13 Quotes About The Environment Remind Us We Need To Love Our Planet

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Who will speak for the trees?

In past years, the environment had been a hot topic (no pun intended). But within the past few weeks, some serious decisions have been made that will directly effect it — and the future of our planet. 

In December 2015, almost every country in the world agreed to join the first global pact aimed at reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, also known as the Paris Climate Accord.

On June 1, President Trump announced that the United States would be withdrawing from that agreement. This announcement was met with shock and outrage from not only U.S. citizens but from leaders and citizens from various countries. 

Every day, the state of our planet is clearly brought to our attention, both through science and popular culture.

Books like The Lorax visualize the importance of taking care of our planet, and celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio have become advocates for our planet, sharing their own experiences with our planet and explaining how it is falling apart. 

We have now multiple holidays — like Earth Day and World Oceans Day — dedicated to making ourselves more aware of our planet and how we need to protect it. On these types of days we reflect on the world around us — and how we fit into it. We share pictures of beautiful landscapes and become more aware that we are responsible for keeping the Earth safe and healthy.

Once it is destroyed, it will be nearly impossible to get it back. 

So in this time of uncertainty, where there may seem there is nothing to do, read these inspirational quotes about our environment and what it means to our planet and the people who live here.

The United States may now be one of only three countries total that have abandoned the Paris Accord, but that doesn't mean that combating climate change has become any less important. Now is the time to act.

 

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebsactivists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.

 

From The Lorax

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not."  —​ Dr. Seuss

From Lady Bird Johnson

"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

From Leonardo DiCaprio's Address to The United Nations in 2014

"Protecting our future on this planet depends on the conscious evolution of our species."  —​ Leonardo DiCaprio 

 

Henry David Thoreau

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 "Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of each."

John James Audubon

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"A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children."

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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"A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself. forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."

The Lorax

"I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues."- Dr. Seuss

At the 2016 Oscars

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"Climate change is real. It is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating."- Leonardo DiCaprio

Richard Rogers

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 "The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved."

To the United Nations in 2014

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"The time to answer the greatest challenge of our existence on this planet is now. you can make history or be vilified by it." -Leonardo DiCaprio

Jane Goodall

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"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."

John Kasich

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"If we intend to provide a better life, and a better world, for future generations, we can’t ignore the quality of the environment we leave them."

To the United Nations in 2016

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"You are the last, best hope of Earth. We ask you to protect it. Or we, and all living things we cherish, are history."-Leonardo DiCaprio 

 

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