22 famous motivational quotes about sustainability & a green lifestyle

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Living a sustainable lifestyle requires commitment, dedication, and strength to overcome minor to major challenges. Of course, it’s a long journey. You may need the support of your peers and constant motivation to stay on the right track. 

Here are some famous quotes about sustainability that will motivate you to live a green lifestyle. 

1. “Each one of us matters, has a role to play, and makes a difference. Each one of us must take responsibility for our own lives, and above all, show respect and love for living things around us, especially each other.” Jane Goodall

2. “No matter how complex global problems may seem, it is we ourselves who have given rise to them. They cannot be beyond our power to resolve.” Daisaku Ikeda

3. “Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It’s about doing more good.” Jochen Zeitz

4. “We don’t have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.” Dennis Weaver

5. “When people can see a vision and simultaneously recognise what can be done step by step in a concrete way to achieve it, they will begin to feel encouragement and enthusiasm instead of fright.” Erich Fromm

6. “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” English Proverb

7. “We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” Thomas Fuller

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

9. “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” Robert Swan

10. “Look after the land and it will look after you. Destroy the land and it will destroy you.” Native Saying

11. “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.” Chris Maser

12. “We all need to work together, because there are no jobs on a dead planet; there is no equity without rights to decent work and social protection, no social justice without a shift in governance and ambition, and, ultimately, no peace for the peoples of the world without the guarantees of sustainability.” Sharan Burrow

13. “We can sit back, do nothing and watch our planet be destroyed. Or we can take action, become advocates and start making lifestyle choices which are kinder to people and the planet.” Kira Simpson

14. “I don’t want to protect the environment. I want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protection.” Anonymous

15. “Sustainability is treating ourselves and our environment as if we are to live on this earth forever.” Aaron Wood

16. “There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.”Annie Leonard

17. “When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” Aldo Leopold

18. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Peter Drucker

19. “What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” Henry David Thoreau

20. “Being green is more than just buying “eco.” It is an unshakeable commitment to a sustainable lifestyle.” Anonymous

21. “Climate change is destroying our path to sustainability. Ours is a world of looming challenges and increasingly limited resources. Sustainable development offers the best chance to adjust our course.” Ban Ki-moon

22. “Environment is no one’s property to destroy; it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect.” Mohith Agadi

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