Green Quotes and Captions

These green quotes will help you recognize that there is no Planet B. Earth is all we have, and collectively, 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.
William Shakespeare

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs but not every man’s greed.
Mahatma Gandhi

If you really think the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money.
Guy McPherson

We have modified our environment so radically that we must now modify ourselves to exist in this new environment.
Norbert Wiener

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

Every green natural place we save saves a fragment of our sanity and gives us a little more hope that we have a future.
Wallace Stegner

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.
Robert Swan

To plant trees is to give body and life to one’s dreams of a better world.
Russell Page

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Good Green Quotes

There is no such thing as ‘away. When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere.
Annie Leonard

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.
Martin Luther

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.
Leo Tolstoy

The environment is where we all meet, and 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.
George Holland

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Wendell Berry

You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them, and you help them understand that these resources are their own and that they must protect them.
Wangari Maathai

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.
Chai Jing

If environmentalism is a fad, it will be the last one.
Barry Commoner

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.
Marya Mannes

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?
Robert Redford

Short Green Quotes

If there is a future, it will be Green.
Petra Kelly

All our wisdom is stored in the trees.
Santosh Kalwar

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.
Gary Snyder

For me, green is more about cycling than recycling.
Giles Deacon

I am in love with this green Earth.
Charles Lamb

I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order.
John Burroughs

How sad to think that nature speaks and mankind doesn’t listen.
Victor Hugo

The environment is everything that isn’t me.
Albert Einstein

Being green and clean is not just an aspiration but an action.
Christine Pelosi

They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.
James G. Watt

A tree is our most intimate contact with nature.
George Nakashima

Green calm below, blue quietness above.
John Greenleaf Whittier

Nature’s first green is gold.
Robert Frost

Interesting Green Quotes

It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home.
Tom Jones

Trees give peace to the souls of men.
Nora Waln

Time spent among trees is never time wasted.

The recycling in my house was imposed by my kids.
Antonio Banderas

Stay green, stay in the woods, and stay safe.
Karl Pilkington

No water, no life. No blue, no green.
Sylvia Earle

Unless we keep this planet healthy, everything else is for naught.
Victoria Principal

We are not above nature, we are a part of nature.
Jennifer Nini

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.
Terry Swearingen

If you’re not a tree hugger, then you’re a what, a tree hater?
Doug Coupland

Sustainability Quotes

great green quotes

Reducing our levels of consumption will not be a sacrifice but a bonus if we simply redefine the meaning of the word ‘success’.
David Wann

We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down.
Paul Morley

I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.
Mother Teresa

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.
Elizabeth May

Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option… they will become a necessity.
Fujio Cho

We can’t just consume our way to a more sustainable world.
Jennifer Nini

The natural environment sustains the life of all beings universally.
Dalai Lama

It angers me when sustainability gets used as a buzzword. For 90 percent of the world, sustainability is a matter of survival.
Cameron Sinclair

The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces or at least not try to defy them.
Paul Hawken

Being green is more than just buying ‘eco’. It is an unshakable commitment to a sustainable lifestyle.
Jennifer Nini

People who will not sustain trees will soon live in a world that will not sustain people.
Bryce Nelson

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
Stewart Udall

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Recycling Quotes

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.
Pete Seeger

Recycling and packaging businesses are changing all of those things because that’s what consumers want.
Jerry Greenfield

When you put the whole picture together, recycling is the right thing to do.
Pam Shoemaker

If you want grown-ups to recycle, just tell their kids the importance of recycling, and they’ll be all over it.
Bill Nye

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.
Emily Deschanel

If recycling is the future, then we must focus our efforts on mitigating negative impacts to our community while protecting our environment.
Tony Cardenas

I like to take out the recycling because I actually feel like I’m doing something.
Mike Quigley

While recycling is great in a lot of ways, the ultimate goal is to get people to prevent waste in the first place.
Mckenzie Jones

I’m adamant about recycling in my house, and I’m always making sure to turn off the lights.
Matt Lanter

I would rather see us recycle fewer things well than more things poorly.
David Allaway

If you’re not buying recycled products, you’re not really recycling.
Ed Begley, Jr.

Inspirational Green Quotes

Learn of the green world and what can be thy place in scaled invention or true artistry.
Ezra Pound

Green is a process, not a status. We need to think of ‘green’ as a verb, not an adjective.
Daniel Goleman

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.
John Ruskin

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.
William Ruckelshaus

The natural environment sustains the life of all beings universally.
Dalai Lama

That’s the thing about Mother Nature; she really doesn’t care what economic bracket you’re in.
Whoopi Goldberg

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
Aldo Leopold

Motivational Green Quotes

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.
Lois Lowry

Environmental cleanliness begins with an individual desire to be clean.
Lailah Gifty Akita

Nature in her green, tranquil woods heals and soothes all afflictions.
John Muir

We often talk about saving the planet, but the truth is that we must do these things to save ourselves.
David Attenborough

Going green doesn’t start with doing green acts; it starts with a shift in consciousness.
Ian Somerhalden

At its core, the issue of a clean environment is a matter of public health.
Gina McCarthy

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.
John Boorman

Reversing deforestation is complicated; planting a tree is simple.
Martin O’Malley

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
Chinese Proverb

If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
Carolus Linnaeus

Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books.
Whitney Brown

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Warren Buffett

He who plants a tree plants hope.
Lucy Larcom

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.
Wangari Maathai

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.
Dalai Lama

That’s the way I do things when I want to celebrate, I always plant a tree.
Wangari Maathai

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 Sayings

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
Aldo Leopold

We could have saved the Earth but we were too damn cheap.
Kurt Vonnegut

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Ansel Adams

The good news is the real-world, hands-on conservation.
Ted Nugent

Only if we understand will we care. Only if we care will we help. (And), only if we help shall all be saved.
Jane Goodall

Without the oceans, there would be no life on Earth, so help conserve it.
Peter Benchley

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.
Mohith Agadi

Our planet’s alarm is going off, and it is time to wake up and take action!
Leonardo DiCaprio

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.
Hervé Kempf

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.
Wendell Berry

People need to be cautious because anything built by man can be destroyed by Mother Nature.
Russel Honore

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.
Wes Studi

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.
Guilherme Leal

We should honor Mother Earth with gratitude; otherwise, our spirituality may become hypocritical.
Radhanath Swami

The only thing I want is to awaken all humans on the planet that we are living on Mother Earth.
Afrika Bambaataa

Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth.
Dennis Banks

We happen to believe that emissions going into the atmosphere are not good for us as humans or for Mother Earth.
Dick Durbin

I hardly can sleep. I feel that my target now is really to save Mother Earth for humanity. And it’s doable.
Imelda Marcos

Mother Earth speaks to you through every flower.

Nature Quotations

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.
Albert Einstein

Take a quiet walk with mother nature. It will nurture your mind, body, and soul.
A.D. Williams

When it comes to climate change, you must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

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.
William Shakespeare

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.
Satish Kumar

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.
Albert Hofmann

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.
Alex Trebek

Green Sayings

When we honor the earth, we honor ourselves.
L.M. Wilde

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

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

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.
Banani Ray

We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.
Margaret Mead

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
Alice Walker

If you are fearful of the destruction of the environment, then learn to quit being an environmental parasite.
Wendell Berry

Earth is the holiest place in the Universe; loving the earth and loving life is the way to generate positive vibrations.
Amit Ray

Deforestation is changing our climate, harming people and the natural world. We must, and can, reverse this trend.
Jane Goodall

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.
Barbara Ward

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.
Mike Huckabee

Facts alone can’t save the world. Hearts can. Hearts must. We’re working to make sure that hearts do.
Carl Safina

We must never forget that it is our duty to protect this environment.
Nelson Mandela.

If you are not an environmentalist, you are either selfish or ignorant.
Anwar Bundini

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.
Mahatma Gandhi

Look after the land, and the land will look after you; destroy the land and it will destroy you.
Aboriginal Proverb

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.
Dalai Lama

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.
David Suzuki

You can’t force people to care about the natural environment, but if you encourage them to connect with it, they just might.
Jennifer Nini

What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.
Evo Morales

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
Doug Larson

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.

We hope you enjoyed our green quotes and caption ideas. Please help us spread the word. Many hands make light work.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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