These green quotes will help you recognize that there is no Planet B. Earth is all we have and collective, we need to do a better job of protecting it. It’s about sustainability. It’s about recycling. And, we all need to make an effort to be more environmentally conscious of how our decisions can affect others now and in the future.
These inspirational green quotes are a good reminder for us to value the important things in life.
Best Green Quotes
Here are the Poet Panel’s favorite green quotes.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.
If you really think the environment is less important than the economy try holding your breath while you count your money.
We have modified our environment so radically that we must now modify ourselves to exist in this new environment.
The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.
Every green natural place we save saves a fragment of our sanity and gives us a little more hope that we have a future.
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
If you live in harmony with nature, you will never be poor; if you live according to what others think, you will never be rich.
The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.
To plant trees is to give body and life to one’s dreams of a better world.
Good Green Quotes
There is no such thing as ‘away. When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere.
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.
Joseph Wood Krutch
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.
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
Where the quality of life goes down for the environment, the quality of life goes down for humans.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them, and you help them understand that these resources are their own, that they must protect them.
Environmental protection and economic development are not in conflict. Environmental protection is not a burden but a source of innovation. It can increase competition, create jobs, and lifts the economy.
If environmentalism is a fad, it will be the last one.
The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence, we are diminishing our future.
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?
Short Green Quotes
If there is a future, it will be Green.
All our wisdom is stored in the trees.
Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.
For me, green is more about cycling than recycling.
I am in love with this green Earth.
I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order.
How sad to think that nature speaks and mankind doesn’t listen.
The environment is everything that isn’t me.
Being green and clean is not just an aspiration but an action.
They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.
James G. Watt
A tree is our most intimate contact with nature.
Green calm below, blue quietness above.
John Greenleaf Whittier
Nature’s first green is gold.
Interesting Green Quotes
It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home.
Trees give peace to the souls of men.
Time spent among trees is never time wasted.
The recycling in my house was imposed by my kids.
Stay green, stay in the woods, and stay safe.
No water, no life. No blue, no green.
Unless we keep this planet healthy, everything else is for naught.
We are not above nature, we are a part of nature.
We can never have enough of Nature.
Henry David Thoreau
We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to.
If you’re not a tree hugger, then you’re a what, a tree hater?
Reducing our levels of consumption will not be a sacrifice but a bonus if we simply redefine the meaning of the word ‘success’.
We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down.
I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.
Once you got a solar panel on a roof, energy is free. Once we convert our entire electricity grid to green and renewable energy, the cost of living goes down.
Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option… they will become a necessity.
We can’t just consume our way to a more sustainable world.
The natural environment sustains the life of all beings universally.
It angers me when sustainability gets used as a buzzword. For 90 percent of the world, sustainability is a matter of survival.
The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them.
Being green is more than just buying ‘eco’. It is an unshakable commitment to a sustainable lifestyle.
People who will not sustain trees will soon live in a world that will not sustain people.
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned, or removed from production.
Recycling and packaging, businesses are changing all of those things because that’s what consumers want.
When you put the whole picture together, recycling is the right thing to do.
If you want grown-ups to recycle, just tell their kids the importance of recycling, and they’ll be all over it.
It makes a big difference to recycle. It makes a big difference to use recycled products. And, it makes a big difference to reuse things, to not use the paper cup – and each time you do, that’s a victory.
If recycling is the future, then we must focus our efforts on mitigating negative impacts to our community while protecting our environment.
I like to take out the recycling because I actually feel like I’m doing something.
While recycling is great in a lot of ways, the ultimate goal is to get people to prevent waste in the first place.
I’m adamant about recycling in my house, and I’m always making sure to turn off the lights.
I would rather see us recycle fewer things well than more things poorly.
If you’re not buying recycled products, you’re not really recycling.
Ed Begley, Jr.
Inspirational Green Quotes
Learn of the green world what can be thy place in scaled invention or true artistry.
Green is a process, not a status. We need to think of ‘green’ as a verb, not an adjective.
Every green herb, from the lotus to the darnel, is rich with delicate aids to help incurious men.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.
For still there are so many things that I have never seen: in every wood, in every spring, there is a different green.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Our green valleys will be greener once we fully grasp the infinite vitality of the green!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
The natural environment sustains the life of all beings universally.
That’s the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn’t care what economic bracket you’re in.
Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
Motivational Green Quotes
Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.
Environmental cleanliness begins with an individual desire to be clean.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Nature in her green, tranquil woods heals and soothes all afflictions.
We often talk of saving the planet, but the truth is that we must do these things to save ourselves.
Going green doesn’t start with doing green acts, it starts with a shift in consciousness.
At its core, the issue of a clean environment is a matter of public health.
Plant Trees Quotes
Green is the color of nature, trees. I’m a tree freak. I spend a lot of my time planting trees, nurturing them, and studying them. It’s one of the colors I couldn’t live without.
Reversing deforestation is complicated; planting a tree is simple.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
He who plants a tree plants hope.
Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking.
Plant a memory. Plant a tree. Do it today for tomorrow.
On a certain day, month, and year, one should observe the ceremony of tree planting.
That’s the way I do things when I want to celebrate, I always plant a tree.
The planting of a tree is a modest form of immortality and one of the few truly long-term expressions of hope to mortal human beings.
Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
We could have saved the Earth but we were too damn cheap.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
The good news is the real-world hands-on conservation.
Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. (And), only if we help, shall all be saved.
Without the oceans, there would be no life on Earth, so help conserve it.
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.
John Paul II
What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on.
Henry David Thoreau
The environment is no one’s property to destroy; it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect.
Our planet’s alarm is going off, and it is time to wake up and take action!
The great challenge of the twenty-first century is to raise people everywhere to a decent standard of living while preserving as much of the rest of life as possible.
Edward O. Wilson
Consume less; share better.
If the conservation of natural resources goes wrong, nothing else will go right.
M. S. Swaminathan
Mother Earth Quotes
Mother Earth is what we all have in common.
People need to be cautious because anything built by man can be destroyed by Mother Nature.
You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment.
Thich Nhat Hanh
We have a responsibility to Mother Earth to protect it as much as possible.
If we want to increase our own happiness, we need to invest in growing the community’s happiness and also take care of the whole of Mother Earth.
We should honor Mother Earth with gratitude; otherwise, our spirituality may become hypocritical.
The only thing I want is to awaken all humans on the planet that we are living on Mother Earth.
Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement, that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth.
We happen to believe that emissions going into the atmosphere are not good for us as humans or for Mother Earth.
I hardly can sleep. I feel that my target now is really to save Mother Earth for humanity. And it’s doable.
Mother Earth speaks to you through every flower.
Green quotes and inspirational nature quotes follow similar paths. Read on and discover for yourself.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Take a quiet walk with mother nature. It will nurture your mind, body, and soul.
When it comes to climate change, you must be the change you wish to see in the world.
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
Vincent van Gogh
We need nature more than nature needs us. It should be looked upon with awe and humility.
Sadruddin Aga Khan
One-touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
We have to shift our attitude of ownership to nature to a relationship with nature. The moment you change from ownership to relationship, you create a sense of the sacred.
Cherish the natural world, because you’re a part of it and you depend on it.
Sir David Attenborough
It’s very, very dangerous to lose contact with living nature.
I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits unless I spend four hours a day at least sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.
Henry David Thoreau
If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you.
When we honor the earth, we honor ourselves.
The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.
The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.
Trees are great messengers of peace. One of the worst crimes of modern humankind is indiscriminate cutting down of the trees, and forests, in the pursuit of establishing civilization.
We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
If you are fearful of the destruction of the environment, then learn to quit being an environmental parasite.
Earth is the holiest place in the Universe, loving the earth, and loving life is the way to generate positive vibrations.
Deforestation is changing our climate, harming people and the natural world. We must, and can, reverse this trend.
There doesn’t seem to be any way of creating the next green revolution without GMOs.
E. O. Wilson
You have to hold yourself accountable for your actions, and that’s how we’re going to protect the Earth.
Julia Butterfly Hill
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
George Washington Carver
We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.
Interesting Thoughts on Living Green
These additional green quotes provide further insight into our challenge.
Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists, but it’s all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it.
Facts alone can’t save the world. Hearts can. Hearts must. We’re working to make sure that hearts do.
We must never forget that it is our duty to protect this environment.
If you are not an environmentalist, you are either selfish or ignorant.
What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.
Look after the land and the land will look after you, destroy the land and it will destroy you.
Morally speaking, we should be concerned for our whole environment. We need to teach people that the environment has a direct bearing on our own benefit.
Unless we are willing to encourage our children to reconnect with and appreciate the natural world, we can’t expect them to help protect and care for it.
You can’t force people to care about the natural environment, but if you encourage them to connect with it, they just might.
What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
Green Captions for Instagram
- Go green or go home.
- Love me, love the environment.
- Walk away from the mean team and join the green team.
- Make every scene a lush green.
- Go Green, there is no Planet B!
- Go green so there will be a tomorrow.
- Don’t throw cash in the trash, recycle it all — it’s your call!
- We are Environment. We are in it for the Long Run!
- Let the good plants roll.
- Eat, Think, Recycle.
- Conserve to preserve green.
- Save the environment, go ECO.
- Think green!
- Just tell me I’m pretty and bring me plants.
- Care for nature. Save the future.
- Life is short. Just buy plants.
- Be the Queen by going green.
Captions about the Environment
- Healthy Environment, Healthy Mind.
- All things grow with love!
- Live life cleaner by making Earth greener.
- Green doings bring green rewards!
- Take a stand for the love of green!
- Save the environment or ruin your future.
- Green Revolution is the best revolution.
- Buy Green and Save Green.
- Never refuse to reuse.
- Everything is green and clean.
- A green planet is a happy planet!
- Ready, set, grow!
- Keep smiling and save the environment!
- It’s our world, take care of it!
- Live green to save more green.
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By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.
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