"Unless someone like You cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
"Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! We are happy in proportion to the things we can do without.”
"Our planet's alarm is going off, and it is time to wake up and take action!"
" Be loyal to what you love, be true to the earth, fight your enemies with passion and laughter."
"Be a part of the change. No one else is going to do it."
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
“We're a consumer nation and you have the power to influence these big corporations who are running the world right now through what you chose to, or not to, purchase.”
“And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy all his food in one place and He could save that which was good to eat in the refrigerator and throw away that which had no further use. And soon the earth was covered with plastic bags and aluminum cans and paper plates and disposable bottles and there was nowhere to sit down or walk, and Man shook his head and cried: ‘Look at this Godawful mess.’"
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”
“The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.”
“In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.”
"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?”
"Those things of real worth in life are worth going to any length in love and respect to safeguard.”
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
“Recycling just seems like the right thing to do, I mean really, it makes us responsible for the messes that we make. It’s all about just picking up after yourself, not shoving our trash in our oceans and streams. We might as well reuse it before we lose it.”
“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”
“I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet.“