Earth Day Quotations
Happy Earth Day! It seems like this day is coming quicker every year--which is great! But there is still a lot for us to do. The Earth is in the worst shape it has been in a long time (well, a bad shape for humans. The Earth will still be here with or without us). Even though our future doesn't look so well, there are more people becoming concious of the problems we face every second.
For this Earth Day, don't just do your part to help the environment. Go out and educate the people around you about the problems we face. Tell your parents, your grandparents, your classmates, everyone!
Quotes on the Environment
And quotes on being green
Soil is not usually lost in slabs or heaps of magnificent tonnage. It is lost a little at a time over millions of acres by the careless acts of millions of people. It cannot be saved by heroic feats of gigantic technology, but only by millions of small acts and restraints, conditioned by small fidelities, skills, and desires. Soil loss is ultimately a cultural problem; it will be corrected only by cultural solutions.
The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We are far more concerned about the desecration of the flag than we are about the desecration of our land.
I am I plus my surroundings; and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Quotes on Trees and Woods
Pines a thousand years old. Every year they must go farther for them: they recede, like beavers and Indians, before the white man.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who cuts down woods beyond a certain limit exterminates birds.
Henry David Thoreau
Of all man's works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that.
Henry Ward Beecher
He that plants trees loves others beside himself.
A man does not plant a tree for himself; he plants it for posterity.
If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. As if a town had no interest in its forests but to cut them down!
Henry David Thoreau
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