Saturday, April 22, 2017

Q is for Quotes For Earth Day

Since, 1970, Earth day has been reserved as a calendar day to dedicate to thinking about protecting the planet, the environmental climate, global warming, clean air and drinking water, using biodegradable goods and about the blue marble, for the good of humanity.  

It is a day to consider the oil spill of 1969 in Santa Barbara, CA and Flint’s present day, unclean water. Though we may not all be able to participate in the march for science in Washington, D.C. or may not be able to add ourselves into the 500-mile human chain in France, we can all put our hands into making a difference to this social safari by thinking about Mother Earth  more, loving her just a little bit more and by reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Here are some ways 
you can celebrate Earth Day:

“Close your eyes and turn your face into the wind. Feel it sweep along your skin in an invisible ocean of exultation.” - Vera Nazarian

“Take a quiet walk with Mother Nature. It will nurture your mind, body and soul” – Anthony Douglas Williams

Enjoy the day! “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished – Lao Tzu

Plant some flowers or a tree. “Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven” – Rabindranath Tagore

Sit in the park and enjoy the beauty of nature’s scenery. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” – Albert Einstein

One man’s garbage is another’s treasure. Donate your old clothes to a church or the salvation army or, bring your old, no-longer beneficial to you, items to a swap meet. "You can tell how high a society is by how much of its garbage is recycled."
-- Dhyani Ywahoo

Instead of buying bottled water and throwing those plastic bottles in the trash, invest in a stainless steel tumbler and carry it around with you to keep refilling as needed. 

Some things 
to consider on Earth Day:

“The earth laughs in flowers” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed” – Mahatma Gandhi

 “If you do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either” – Joseph Wood Krutch

“The tress are our lungs, the rivers our circulation, the air our breath, and the earth our body” – Deepak Chopra

“The case for recycling is strong. The bottom line is clear. Recycling requires a trivial amount of our time. Recycling saves money and reduces pollution. Recycling creates more jobs than landfilling or incineration. And a largely ignored but very important consideration, recycling reduces our need to dump our garbage in someone else’s backyard.” – David Morris

 “For many of us, clean water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely, if ever, pause to consider what life would be like without it.” – Marcus Samuelsson

“There's a lot to be said about what's happening to our ocean, big companies polluting it with their oil and all the raw garbage that's being spilled in there.” -  Lloyd Bridges

 “Nature is a numbers game. We need all the support we can get as our immune systems and health are under assault from pollution, stress, contaminated food and age-related diseases as our lifespans increase.” -  Paul Stamets

“Access by kids to the Internet should be like kids breathing clean air.”  - Nicholas Negroponte

 “The earth is a fine place and worth fighting for” – Ernest Hemingway

Happy Earth Day everyone! 
Here is a toast. 
The Earth is changing everyday.

Let's Change with the earth and as it turns and keeps on changing, change with it and make it a better place for the the here now and for future generations. 


  1. Having Earth Day is always welcome and I agree will all of your ideas on how to enjoy Earth Day. Earth Day should be something all of us do every single day. Don't leave your footprint behind.

  2. Go veggie for Earth Day! It's easy to greatly reduce your own carbon footprint. :) I'm spending the day outdoors!

  3. I love all of the different ideas for celebrating Earth Day! It's amazing how much of an impact little changes can make. At our house we're going to the park for a picnic .. it's 70 degrees and beautiful!

  4. Love the quotes and I agree, we have to do more to protect and be there for the Earth!!

  5. Happy Earth day. The earth is changing and we all need to play a part in making it better instead of destroying it. Thanks for sharing the ideas and this amazing song.

  6. You found some great quotes! Earth Day is something that should be celebrated all day every day!

    1. True. Everyday should be a day that we love the earth and remember it.

  7. I love those ideas! We went to the park with my 4 year old and had a nice nature hike!

  8. I love this! We spent Earth Day exploring and actually did a service project planting new trees. More needs to definitely be done to protect this earth.

  9. My husband and I celebrated Earth day by spending the day outside. It was gorgeous in our neck of the woods!

    1. That sounds awesome. You had a great day!

  10. Everyone should be interested in protecting the Earth that we live on. It's just an imperative that we take care of what we have.

  11. We celebrated Earth Day by cleaning up trash in a local park. Then we came home and planted some new trees in our backyard. We need to think about the Earth more often than once a year, but at least it is a start.

  12. Earth Day is so important. We really need to focus more on our beautiful Earth and making it the best place It can be. We picked up garbage and helped plant some trees at our near by park! - Jeanine

  13. We spent the day cleaning up our yard. And adding to our garden

  14. Happy Earth Day! Thanks for sharing some of the tips on how to enjoy the day. I really like the quote by Vera Nazarian.

  15. These are all great Earth Day quotes. I planted some flowers, evergreens and veggies in container gardens for Earth day. I rent and can't plant in the ground but felt like I had to do something.