35+ Great Quotes About Deforestation


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As responsible woodworkers, we try to respect the environment as we use wood for our various woodworking projects. The world has become poorer in virgin wood forests. The exploitation knows no limits and it has severely damaged the environment.

In this post, we dedicate to the environment a few significant quotes that we could find that are suitable to those who care about the environment and are trying to do something about it. We have also curated some beautiful quotes on deforestation, global warming, and climate change – the crux of the environmental crisis today.

Quotes About the Environment

  •  “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”– Robert Swan, Author
  • “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – Fred Rogers, Television Personality
  • “There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.” – Annie Leonard, Proponent of Sustainability
  • “When you put the whole picture together, recycling is the right thing to do.” – Pam Shoemaker, Author
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  • “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”– Albert Einstein, Physicist
  • “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” – Native American Proverb
  • “We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” – Thomas Fuller, Historian
  • “Recycling, packaging, businesses are changing all of those things because that’s what consumers want.” – Jerry Greenfield, Co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
  • “If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, designed or removed from production.” – Pete Seeger, Folk Singer & Social Activist
  • “We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to.” – Terry Swearingen, Nurse & Winner of Goldman Environmental Prize in 1997
  • “Buy less, choose well.” – Vivienne Westwood, Fashion Designer
  • “At its core, the issue of a clean environment is a matter of public health.” – Gina McCarthy, Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mother Teresa statue, Shishu Bhavan, one of the houses establish

  • “I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” – New England proverb
  • “If you’re not buying recycled products, you’re not really recycling.” – Ed Begley Jr.
  • “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” -New England Proverb
  • “Solid wastes are the discarded leftovers of our advanced consumer society. This growing mountain of garbage and trash represents not only an attitude of indifference toward valuable natural resources, but also a serious economic and public health problem.” – Jimmy Carter
  • “Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to be dispersed because we’ve been ignorant of their value.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

Deforestation Quotes

  • “One thing leads to the other. Deforestation leads to climate change, which leads to ecosystem losses, which negatively impacts our livelihoods – it’s a vicious cycle.” – Gisele Bundchen
  • “A tree is beautiful, but what’s more, it has a right to life; like water, the sun and the stars, it is essential. Life on earth is inconceivable without trees. Forests create climate, climate influences peoples’ character, and so on and so forth. There can be neither civilization nor happiness if forests crash down under the axe, if the climate is harsh and severe, if people are also harsh and severe. … What a terrible future!” – Anton Chekhov

SAINT JOHN, CANADA - MAY 21: Charles, Prince of Wales

  • “Forests … are in fact the world’s air-conditioning system-the very lungs of the planet-and help to store the largest body of freshwater on the planet … essential to produce food for our planet’s growing population. The rainforests of the world also provide the livelihoods of more than a billion of the poorest people on this Earth… In simple terms, the rainforests, which encircle the world, are our very life-support system-and we are on the verge of switching it off.” – Prince Charles
  • “The silencing of the rainforests is a double deforestation, not only of trees but a deforestation of the mind’s music, medicine and knowledge.” Jay Griffiths
  • “Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. It will not remove the pain of torture inflicted on a prisoner of conscience. It does not comfort those who have lost their loved ones in floods caused by senseless deforestation in a neighboring country. Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.” – Dalai Lama

Quotes About Global Warming and Climate Change

  • “Climate change is real. It is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.” – Leonardo di Caprio
  • “Climate change is the greatest threat to our existence in our short history on this planet. Nobody’s going to buy their way out of its effects.” – Mark Ruffalo
  • “I hope to use my celebrity to motivate people and contribute to moving our global society back from the brink. I am surprised environment is not at the top of the agenda. What is more important than good and clean air?” – Don Cheadle
  • “It’s important for me to have hope because that’s my job as a parent, to have hope, for my kids, that we’re not going to leave them in a world that’s in shambles, that’s a chaotic place, that’s a dangerous place.” – James Cameron
  • “I’ve starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something, climate change is not science fiction. This is a battle in the real world, it is impacting us right now.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • “By polluting the oceans, not mitigating CO2 emissions and destroying our biodiversity, we are killing our planet. Let us face it, there is no planet B.” – Emmanuel Macron

Barack Obama at Bayfront Park 2008

  • “We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it.” – Barack Obama
  • “Believe in the power of your own voice. The more noise you make, the more accountability you demand from your leaders, the more our world will change for the better.” – Al Gore
  • “I hold a vision of this blue green planet, safe and in balance. At the end of the Fossil Fuel Era, we are emerging to a new reality. We are ready to make the next leap – as momentous as abolishing slavery or giving women the vote.” – Elizabeth May
  • “Climate change knows no borders. It will not stop before the Pacific Islands and the whole of the international community here has to shoulder a responsibility to bring about sustainable development.” – Angela Merkel
  • “The time for seeking global solutions is running out. We can find suitable solutions only if we act together and in agreement.” – Pope Francis

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