Inspirational Earth Day Quotes -- Plus Calculators -- To Help You Reflect On Your Eco Initiatives
Happy Earth Day 2021!
In the same way that we always strive to keep our social mission front and center in everything we do here at Social Imprints, Earth Day is a chance for all of us to reflect on our behaviors, how they impact the planet that we call home, and how we can always strive to do better.
So, how can we help people get inspired, while also challenging them to do better? What if we took two internet fads and combined them into one amazing piece of #EarthDay content that was just as inspirational as it was motivational, and that could challenge readers while giving them some grandiose words worth reflecting on?
Well, that's just what we did. To celebrate Earth Day this year, we've gone and put together a whole bunch of awesome inspirational Earth Day quotes, and built out a few Earth Day calculators that you can use to figure out your own wasteful emissions. It's all in the spirit of helping each of us reflect and improve on our own eco-friendly actions! We only have one home planet, so let's make it count.
Waste Not, Want Not
“I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.”
It's only human -- we all waste, no matter how hard we try not to. Some of that waste is just a byproduct of living, but how much of that waste is something that we could control and actually limit to help reduce the strain we place on the Earth?
Let's take a second and look at our daily commutes. Sure, most of us have been working from home over the past year, but with parts of the economy opening back up, offices are also starting to bring people back. And with that means the increase in number of cars on the road again.
But do you know the impact your weekly mileage is having on the environment? No? Check out our first calculator right below to figure it out!
How can you try to keep that number down? Ride share, car pooling, or even taking the good ol' shoe leather express can all help you use less gas and produce fewer carbon emissions.
“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
Whether or not you spend each and every weekend hiking or visiting Golden Gate Park, I think we all can agree how important is it to protect our forests and the natural beauty of our country.
Looking Ahead, Not Behind
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” -- Native American Proverb
Everything we do today directly impacts the future. From the constant threat that is climate change to rampant deforestation, our decisions don't only have an effect on our world today, but the future of our planet for the children and generations to come. What kind of legacy to you want to leave for future generations?
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -John Muir
It may seem weird to think that every action we take is connected to something bigger, but when it comes to the environment it really is true.
To help us look at that a bit, it's time for another Earth Day calculator. This one looks at how much energy you use each month, based on average home usage data for the U.S.
Of course, if you are running a whole bunch of video game systems, smart home technology, and other energy-draining devices, your energy usage is going to be higher. Can you think of ways to limit how much energy you and your family use every month? We challenge all of our readers to come up with personal energy goals for themselves, and to try to reduce their energy impact every month!
"One individual cannot possibly make a difference alone. It is individual efforts, collectively, that makes a noticeable difference—all the difference in the world. -- Dr. Jane Goodall
While working to set energy and recycling goals for your family is a great step, it's also important to remember that none of us are alone in our efforts. One person cannot stop pollution all by themselves, and it's up to us to solve this problem ... together.
A great way to do that is to push your company to be eco-friendly. We make sure to use eco-friendly products in our Give 2021 A Shot store, and there are ways every company can work to reduce its eco footprint!
To Infinity and Beyond
Every day is Earth Day, and I vote we start investing in a secure climate future right now. – Jackie Speier
We wanted to leave you with one last inspirational -- and parting -- thought for Earth Day 2021. Making changes and paying attention to the environment on Earth Day is good, but paying attention to it year-round is even better. Let's do all that we can this year to try to keep the spirit of Earth Day alive every day in all of our actions, and try to make sure that we are leaving a healthy planet for all of the generations to come!
Social Imprints is a San Francisco based, full service, one stop, custom branding promo shop, and one of the most ecofriendly promotional product companies on the planet. As part of our“Give 2021 a Shot” campaign, we’ re highlight and celebrating Earth Day 2021. For more details on the campaign, or to buy limited edition, ecofriendly merchandise that’s printed right here in the Social Imprints warehouse, head over to our webstore!