I enjoyed reading the long history of environmentatlism through quotes in this book. It was good to connect with people centuries up to just years ago, knowing .
After witnessing the catastrophic sequences of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson came up with an idea for a national day to focus on the environment. Drawing inspiration by the student anti-war movement, he came to the realization that the protection of nature could be introduced to the political agenda of the United States if that social power was combined with public consciousness about environmental pollution.
Celebrating Earth Day is a chance to remember what several famous people said about the environment and the notion of a sustainable life. This collection of environmental quotes helps us realize that human activity can’t be disrespectful towards the planet we live in. These words might be the sparks that will ignite a global movement to help keep Earth safe, forever.
Nature is a miracle we depend upon.
By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. The simple act of becoming vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet. Thich Nhat Hanh.
We must protect our planet. It is our only home and provider.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. Ansel Adams.
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.
If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live. Maurice Maeterlinck
We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone is arguing over where they’re going to sit. David Suzuki.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir.
We are the last generation with a real opportunity to save the world. Laurence Overmire
humans are a part of the whole of Nature, on which we depend, and by which also we are governed. Spinoza.
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Did you know that every year we help local teachers bring the wonder of the outdoors into their classrooms? Our summer workshops bring teachers out to their local parks to prepare for and experience the Bridging The Watershed activities their students will do in the upcoming school year. After taking this summer training, teachers are confident and ready to dive into the hands-on science learning activities with their classes, both inside and outside the classroom.
Recently, I shadowed a group of teachers from Charles County Public Schools as they explored renewable energy, litter prevention, and sustainability activities with our Bridging The Watershed educators.
As we learned about pollution in local waterways, I overheard these four awesome quotes:
Sustainability will not be achieved in a day. But, if everyone makes one change in their own lives, then we would all make a big stride to save our waterways!
Program educators highlighted the ways we help each class do an action plan or project they can implement in their own lives or schools based on what they learn during their experience with us. These actions often include small changes students can make in their daily lives, such as getting a recycling bin for their home or asking their parents to use reusable shopping bags. An action plan can also include writing a letter to their principal about how they could be a “greener” school.
Small changes like these definitely add up.
The environment is not picky about who helps protect it! Although you may not have been the person to throw trash in the river, you can choose to join the fight against pollution and take action by volunteering for cleanups, educating others about sustainability, or implementing changes in your workplace, school, or home.
Have you ever looked at a plastic straw and thought about it might end up once you throw it away? Turns out, plastic straws can’t be recycled or composted, so they often end up in landfills, waterways, and communities…and are one of the top ten items found during cleanups!
During the day’s pollution cleanup activity, we collected more than thirteen bags of trash from the Potomac River shoreline in just 45 minutes, which included more than 250 plastic straws. Once you see how these everyday items end up as litter, it’s hard to walk anywhere without spotting that discarded plastic straw, bottle cap, food container, or empty bottle.
This old adage still rings true! The three R’s mantra continues to be one of the easiest sustainability practices to implement, with three small changes that anyone can make in their daily lives:
After spending just one day with this great group of teachers, I know that the lessons they’ve learned today will go back with them to the classroom and help inspire the next generation of environmental champions. Here’s to these four overheard and unassuming ideas can help change the world for the better.
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World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5.
World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year. Each year, World Environment Day has a new theme. The year's World Environment Day 2019 theme is "Beat Air Pollution" and the host is China. It was first established by the UN General Assembly in 1972. The day puts focus on environment and how it affects people's health. Pledging for a cleaner, safer, sustainable planet, this World Environment Day brings the focus on living in harmony with nature and addressing various challenges our environment faces.
For a better tomorrow, plant more trees and make this planet a better place to live in.
"Each one plant as many as you can" should be today's mantra.
Live life more sustainably by being in sync with nature.
A life lived consciously is a life best lived.
Beat Air pollution is this Environment Day's theme.
Say no to plastic. Make your life eco-friendly products your best friend.
"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed."
- Mahatma Gandhi
Go green, choose cycles over cars this World Environmnet Day.
"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
"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"
- Henry David Thoreau, Familiar Letters
Say no to plastic this World Environment Day and every day.
Nature is the best healer. Do not spoil it with your acts.
Start changing your habits and make them environment friendly.
Be pro-environment, pro-energy conservation and pro-nature this World Environment Day.
Make environmentally conscious choices this World Environment Day.
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