20 Top Quotes on Environmental Sustainability

Mankind faces a race. A race for survival. A race for continuity. A race for the unborn. A race for the future. A race for now. Below are some popular quotes on environmental sustainability and climate change.

  1. Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on Earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all. – Paul Hawken
  2. I believe humankind has looked at Climate Change in that same way: as if it were a fiction, happening to someone else’s planet, as if pretending that Climate Change wasn’t real would somehow make it go away. – Leonardo DiCaprio
  3. 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
  4. Sustainability includes how you run your business, and my bottom line includes how you treat your people. Sustainability starts with your staff. – Tom Douglas
  5. The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  6. The thing that I champion is sustainability. My terror is that suddenly we see it as a luxury, not an essential. That’s a danger. – Kevin McCloud
  7. People ‘over-produce’ pollution because they are not paying for the costs of dealing with it. – Ha-Joon Chang
  8. Everything we think about regarding sustainability – from energy to agriculture to manufacturing to population – has a water footprint. Almost all of the water on Earth is salt water, and the remaining freshwater supplies are split between agricultural use and human use – as well as maintaining the existing natural environment.- Jamais Cascio
  9. We cannot hope to create a sustainable culture with any but sustainable souls. – Derrick Jensen
  10. Can we actually suppose that we are wasting, polluting, and making ugly this beautiful land for the sake of patriotism and the love of God? Perhaps some of us would like to think so, but in fact this destruction is taking place because we have allowed ourselves to believe, and to live, a mated pair of economic lies: that nothing has a value that is not assigned to it by the market; and that the economic life of our communities can safely be handed over to the great corporations. – Wendell Berry
  11. All the human and animal manure which the world wastes, if returned to the land, instead of being thrown into the sea, would suffice to nourish the world. – Victor Hugo
  12. The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them. – Paul Hawken
  13. I actually believe ‘Sustainability’, as a concept, is one of the arteries leading to the heart of so many of our cultural transitions at play today. And it’s this concept which leads me to bottled water, and its multibillion dollar industry. – Brandon Boyd
  14. After all, sustainability means running the global environment – Earth Inc. – like a corporation: with depreciation, amortization and maintenance accounts. In other words, keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital. – Maurice Strong
  15. This mandate that I seek is about continuity and sustainability against disruption and stagnation, about moving forward versus regressing. We have to safeguard what we have already achieved. We cannot put at risk what we have; we cannot gamble away our future. – Najib Razak
  16. I’m not a left-wing person. I’m just a person interested in the sustainability of my country. – Robert Redford
  17. The planet’s biggest problems have to do with sustainability, environmental decline, global poverty, disease, conflict and so forth. Really, they’re all interconnected – it’s one big problem, which is that the way we’re doing things can’t go on. – Alex Steffen
  18. If you look at the state of our planet, the next generations won’t be around if we consider sustainability as a gimmick. -Jochen Zeitz
  19. Climate protection creates sustainability and jobs in the real economy – in construction, in the production of heavy machinery and in systems engineering. – Sigmar Gabriel
  20. We cannot relocate to Jupiter if earth becomes unlivable. We owe it to the coming generation to ensure environmental sustainability becomes our culture. – Kehinde Disu

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