It is Sunday, the day of rest and to feel at one in your own home. It is a day to enjoy the small things in life, to share and see a family member. So, why not enjoy the small gifts our planet has to offer? Go outside and ask yourself why we would want to destroy such a thing? It is mind-boggling to say the least.
Below are a list of environmental activists in one way or another. Have a read, however quick it may be to set you up for the coming week, to take inspiration from some of the biggest names of history. After all, we are sharing the same planet.
- We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment. – Margaret Mead
- Environment is no one’s property to destroy; it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect. – Mohith Agadi
- We don’t have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment. – Dennis Weaver
- 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
- Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all. – Ban Ki-moon
- If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos. E. O. Wilson
- 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
- Our planet’s alarm is going off, and it is time to wake up and take action! – Leonardo DiCaprio
- To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed. ― Theodore Roosevelt
Credit: William Wand – The Figure Head