Today, June 5th, marks the global celebration of World Environment Day. The significance of the occasion is that on this day various steps are taken by nations all around the world to educate and generate awareness among the masses about safeguarding our environment.
The theme of World Environment Day this year is ‘Ecosystem Restoration.’ The main purpose behind this is to reverse the degradation of ecosystems and the diversity of life. Furthermore, ecosystem restoration will help in improving the productivity and capacity of ecosystems to meet the needs of the present generation as well as the future generation.
A healthy ecosystem plays a key role in all of our lives. It enhances our livelihoods, counteracts climate change, and stops the deterioration of biodiversity. The best way to make a lasting difference is to join hands and focus on making collective efforts towards the betterment of the environment.
Here are some quotes to inspire you to conserve the environment for a healthy, safe and better future for all of us and further spread awareness about the same:
“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
“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realise that, in order to survive, he must protect it.” – Jacques-Yves Cousteau
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” – Robert Swan
“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.” – John Paul II
“I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.” – Pat Buckley
“The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.” – Ernest Hemingway
“Meditate often on the interconnectedness and mutual interdependence of all things in the universe. For in a sense, all things are mutually woven together and therefore have an affinity for each other — for one thing follows after another according to their tension of movement, their sympathetic stirrings, and the unity of all substance.” – Marcus Aurelius
“We are not citizens of one particular country, we’re all citizens of the world. What harms the world community, also harms the individual. The sooner we accept this notion of cosmopolitanism, the bigger impact and contribution we’ll be able to make.” – Parth Sawhney
“That which isn’t good for the hive, isn’t good for the bee.” – Marcus Aurelius
“A nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.” – Franklin D Roosevelt
“People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame and only one themselves.” – Robert Collier
“The Earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry
“We are all part of the same mighty living being.” – Parth Sawhney
“Our planet’s alarm is going off, and it is time to wake up and take action!” – Leonardo DiCaprio
“Pleasure is Nature’s test, her sign of approval. When a man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.” – Oscar Wilde
“If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.” – Joseph Wood Krutch
“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” – Margaret Mead.
“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.” – Aldo Leopold.
“There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.” – Robert Orben
“The environment is everything that isn’t me.” – Albert Einstein
“What is the good of having a nice house without a decent planet to put it on?” – Henry David Thoreau
“Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble.” – Roger Tory Peterson
“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” — Frank Lloyd Wright
“Choose only one master—nature.” — Rembrandt
“A good Stoic understands that proper impulses, and the right actions that arise from them, naturally carry the good of the whole, which is the wise person’s only good. Conversely, good and wise actions by the whole are what’s good for the individual.” – Ryan Holiday
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” — John Burroughs
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” — Native American Proverb
“The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.” — Baha’U’Llah
“Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.” — Gretel Ehrlich
“Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.” – John Burroughs
“We are not alone, we are part of something bigger than ourselves. Instead of cultivating a narrow-minded perception of life, we need to take a broader perspective. We all have a duty to work for the greater good. It’s important that we let go of our selfish concerns and look after each other. Because one is all and all is one.” – Parth Sawhney
“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.” – Leo Tolstoy
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