Earth Day Quotes and Slogans

Our collection of Earth Day quotes and slogans help recognize a significant day worldwide.

Earth Day is an annual celebration that falls on April 22 that recognizes the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect the earth and its resources.

Dive into the Earth Day quotes, sayings, and slogans. And follow up with some more background on the day, fun facts, and frequently asked questions. Happy Earth Day!

Best Earth Day Quotes

1.) I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful — an endless prospect of magic and wonder.
Ansel Adams

2.) There is something of the marvelous in all things of nature.

3.) The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
Rachel Carson

4.) Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation.
Charles Cook

5.) Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Earth Day Quotes and Slogans.

Love the Earth

6.) Love the earth as you would love yourself.
John Denver

7.) Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, Nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of Nature, the living cell of a plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.
Thomas Edison

8.) Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
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9.) Wildness is the preservation of the World.
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10.) The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

11.) When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

12.) When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.
Benjamin Franklin

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Happy Earth Day Quotations

13.) He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
Thomas Fuller

14.) The good man is the friend of all living things.

15.) Be the change you wish to see in this world.
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16.) God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.
Genesis 1:31

17.) The environment is where we all meet, where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.
Lady Bird Johnson

18.) The poetry of the earth is never dead.
John Keats

19.) To me, a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
Helen Keller

20.) The most patriotic thing you can do is to take care of the environment and try to live sustainably.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

21.) My father was a legendary copywriter. He wrote ‘Timex Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking.’ He named Earth Day ‘Earth Day.’ It falls on his birthday, April 22. Earth Day, birthday. So the idea came easily.
Sarah Koenig

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Quotes About Earth Day

22.) Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
The Lorax

23.) There are no passengers on spaceship Earth. We are all crew.
Marshall McLuhan

24.) In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir

25.) Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
John Muir

26.) As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, and learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens and get as near the heart of the world as I can.
John Muir

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Save the Planet

27.) Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.
John Muir

28.) People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
Iris Murdoch

29.) We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb

30.) I have amazing news for you. Man is not alone on this planet. He is part of a community upon which he depends absolutely.
Daniel Quinn, Ishmael

Love is all you need

31.) The premise of the Taker story is ‘the world belongs to man’. The premise of the Leaver story is ‘man belongs to the world.
Daniel Quinn, Ishmael

32.) It’s the idea that people living close to nature tend to be noble. It’s seeing all those sunsets that does it. You can’t watch a sunset and then go off and set fire to your neighbor’s tepee. Living close to nature is wonderful for your mental health.
Daniel Quinn, Ishmael

33.) We’re not destroying the world because we’re clumsy. We’re destroying the world
because we are, in a very literal and deliberate way, at war with it.
Daniel Quinn, Ishmael

34.) Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrises.
George Washington Carver

Earth Day Sayings

35.) A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

36.) The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.
J.R.R. Tolkien

37.) Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Lao Tzu

38.) The earth has music for those who listen.
William Shakespeare

39.) And into the forest, I go to lose my mind and find my soul.

40.) Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
Walt Whitman

41.) When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
John Muir

Short Earth Day Quotes

42.) Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.
John Ruskin

43.) All we have to do is to wake up and change.
Greta Thunberg

44.) The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.
Robert Swan

45.) Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.
Mahatma Gandhi

46.) Every day is Earth Day, and I vote we start investing in a secure climate future right now.
Jackie Speier

47.) Dear old world, You are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.
Lucy Maud Montgomery

48.) The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.
Barry Commoner

49.) Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
George Washington Carve

50.) Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.
Carl Sagan

51.) The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.
Ernest Hemingway

Inspirational Earth Day Quotes

52.) 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 a difference you want to make.
Jane Goodall

53.) The earth will not continue to offer its harvest except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.
Pope John Paul II

54.) The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
Gaylord Nelson

55.) 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

56.) A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children.
John James Audubon, Naturalist

57.) I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, This is what it is to be happy.
Sylvia Plath, Poet

Motivational Earth Day Sayings

58.) To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people’s trash.
Bill Nye

59.) An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only great curiosity but great fulfillment.
David Attenborough

60.) Earth Day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place.
Scott Peters

61.) When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.
Alanis Obomsawin, Indigenous Filmmaker

62.) We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it.
Barack Obama

63.) Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Great Environmental Quotes

64.) Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
Jimmy Carter

65.) What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?
Henry David Thoreau, Naturalist

66.) One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.
Leo Tolstoy

67.) Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night and spring after winter.
Rachel Carson

68.) We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.
Barbara Ward, Economist

69.) 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.
Chief Seattle

70.) The best friend on 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

71.) Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good Earth Day Slogans

72.) We have met the enemy, and he is us.
Pogo, First Earth Day poster

73.) Save the Earth; it’s our only source of chocolate!

74.) Earth loves you. Love it back.

75.) Show your love for Mother Earth.

76.) Make every day Earth Day.

77.) Earth day: join the fight, do what’s right.

78.) Friendly Reminder: There is no Planet B.

79.) Don’t blow it. Good planets are hard to find.

80.) Love the Earth; it’s the only choice.

81.) Pollution is not a solution.

82.) Plant a tree, plant a life.

83.) Save Earth!

84.) Nurture Nature.

85.) Do your share to care.

86.) Modern technology owes ecology an apology.

87.) A clean earth is a happy earth.

88.) Be earth-friendly.

89.) It’s our world; take care of it.

90.) Love your Mother (Earth).

91.) Keep the Earth clean and green.

92.) Pollution is never a solution.

93.) No Earth, No Life.

94.) Invest in Mother Earth.

95.) May the forest be with you.

96.) One Earth, one chance.

97.) Plant it for the planet.

98.) Lend a hand and save the land.

99.) Don’t trash our future.

100.) Life is possible on earth — protect it.

101.) Save Earth — It’s the only planet with chocolate!

Background on Earth Day

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated by many countries worldwide to recognize the importance of protecting our planet’s environment.

Events are coordinated globally by Earth Day Network. Earth Day also marks the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

Earth Day Fun Facts

A. Wisconsin Senator Gaylor Nelson proposed) The Earth Day concept.

B.) Earth Day helped create public support for the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air Act.

C.) Per, Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet, one of the world’s largest environmental networks, told Live Science that anyone can make a difference on Earth Day by simply incorporating little changes into their daily routines.

“Read your labels, and require transparency from your favorite brands. Make a pledge to keep the water clean and accessible for years to come,” Williams said. “Commit to making an at-risk species your mascot, and become an advocate for that particular species. There are so many different ways to make an impact — you just have to choose one!”

D.) More than one billion people will celebrate Earth Day this year.

FAQ Earth Day

Here are some frequently asked questions about Earth Day.

When is Earth Day?

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year. In 2023, Earth Day falls on Saturday, April 22.

When was the first Earth Day?

The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970.

Who came up with Earth Day?

Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson organized a nationwide demonstration in the spring of 1970 to force the issue onto the national agenda. It worked, and Earth Day was established.

What is the theme of Earth Day 2023?

The theme of Earth Day 2023 will be “Invest in Our Planet.”

Have a great Earth Day, and please work on protecting the earth daily.

By Sarah Olson

Sarah writes about entertainment, pop culture, and literature.


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