Quotes About Ecology

It’s difficult to think and talk ‘green‘ without thinking about ecology and our ecosystem. But how we we define ecology?

What is the history of ecology, what is the ecology symbol, and what are the problems associated with ecology? All these questions and more are important if one wants to venture into living green and helping the environment. So if this describes at least one of your life goals, you are at the right place.

Quotes About Ecology / Get Inspired About Our World

• “The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong. To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human. To damage this community is to diminish our own existence.”
~ Thomas Berry

• “As we gain satisfaction from artificial substitutes for nature we forget that there is no known substitute for Nature, the real thing and its eons of intelligent, life supportive, experience. Each substitute we create falls short of nature’s balanced perfection, thus producing our pollution, garbage and relationship conflicts.”
~ Michael J. Cohen

• “No one person has to do it all but if each one of us follow our heart and our own inclinations we will find the small things that we can do to create a sustainable future and a healthy environment.”
~ John Denver

Quotes About Ecology / The Matrix That We Live In…

• “The great ecosystems are like complex tapestries – a million complicated threads, interwoven, make up the whole picture. Nature can cope with small rents in the fabric; it can even, after a time, cope with major disasters like floods, fires, and earthquakes. What nature cannot cope with is the steady undermining of its fabric by the activities of man.”
~ Gerald Durrell

• “Our moral and ethical responsibility is to protect other species in
the spirit of husbandry rather than destroy them in and attitude of conquest.”
~ Charles Southwick

• “This we know… the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to earth.
All things are connected, like the blood which connects one family. Whatever
befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life –
he is merely a strand in it.  Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”
~ Chief Seattle

Quotes About Ecology / A Shift of Consciousness?

• “We have to shift our emphasis from economic efficiency and materialism towards a sustainable quality of life and to healing of our society, of our people and our ecological systems.”
~ Janet Holmes

• “It is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down undiminished to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours.”
~ John F. Kennedy

• “The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.”
~ Karl Marx

Quotes About Ecology / A Shift of Consciousness?

• “The interactions of man with his environment are so complex that only an ecological approach to nutrition permits an understanding of the whole spectrum of factors determining the nutritional problems that exist in human societies.”
~ George H. Beaton

• “Continuity is at the heart of conservatism: ecology serves that heart.”
~ Garrett Hardin

• “The human family has invaluable friends and irreplaceable allies in the plant and animal worlds. We cannot continue to tug at the web of life without tearing a hole in the very fabric of our earthly existence–and eventually falling through that hole ourselves.”
~ Van Jones

Quotes About Ecology / Our Earth

• “The earth may be borrowed but not bought. It may be used but not owned. We are the tenants and not possessors, lovers and not masters. The Earth belongs to the wind and the rain, to the sun and all seasons, to the cosmic secrecy of seed, and beyond all, to time.”
~ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

• “This is a beautiful planet and not at all fragile.  Earth can withstand significant volcanic eruptions, tectonic cataclysms, and ice ages.  But this canny, intelligent, prolific, and extremely self-centred human creature had proven himself capable of more destruction of life than Mother Nature herself…. We’ve got to be stopped.” ~Michael L. Fischer

• “Our modern industrial economy takes a mountain covered with trees, lakes, running streams and transforms it into a mountain of junk, garbage, slime pits, and debris.”
~Edward Abbey

Quotes About Ecology / Our Health, Our Future

• “Our health relies entirely on the vitality of our fellow species on Earth.”
~ Harrison Ford

• “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
~ Jane Goodall

• “The future belongs to those who understand that doing more with less is compassionate, prosperous, and enduring, and thus more intelligent, even competitive.”
~ Paul Hawken

• “If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.”
~ President Lyndon B. Johns
Quotes About Ecology / Sources


For more information on ecology and keepin’ it green just use the following links:

Ecology Symbol

Definition of Ecology

Green Ecology

Ecosystem Ecology

Ecology For Kids

Ecology Problems

Trends in Ecology

History of Ecology

What is Ocean Ecology

What is Population Ecology

What is Soil Ecology

Articles on Ecology

Washington Dept. of Ecology

National Wildlife Federation

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