Earth day is recognized each year on this day since the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life, launching the modern environmental movement.  More than 1 billion people in 192 countries now participate in Earth Day activities each year.  It’s the largest civic observance in the world.

Indiana will recognize and celebrate Earth Day this Saturday, April 25th from 11am – 4pm downtown Indianapolis at White River State Park.  It’s free to all and will include music, games, activities, education and workshops.

In honor of Earth Day today, we found 23 Inspirational, funny and wise saying that pay homage to Mother Nature courtesy of International Business Times online:

1. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” — Albert Einstein

2. “Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.” — Bill Vaughan

3. “As crude a weapon as the cave man’s club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life.” — Rachel Carson

4. “We have met the enemy and he is us.” — Walt Kelly

5. “Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” — Cree Indian proverb

6. “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” — Theodore Roosevelt

7. “I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

8. “Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

9. “Environmentalists have long been fond of saying that the sun is the only safe nuclear reactor, situated, as it is some ninety-three million miles away.” — Stephanie Mills

10. “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” — John Muir

11. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

12. “The earth is what we all have in common.” — Wendell Berry

13. “Keep close to Nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” — John Muir

14. “That’s the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn’t care what economic bracket you’re in.” — Whoopi Goldberg

15. “For 200 years we’ve been conquering nature. Now we’re beating it to death.” — Tom McMillan

16. “Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees.” — Karle Wilson Baker

17. “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” — Mahatma Gandhi

18. “A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.” — John James Audubon

19. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” — Lao Tzu

20. “An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.” — David Attenborough

21. “Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.” — Evo Morales

22. “I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.” — Stephen Hawking

23. “Why should I care about future generations? What have they ever done for me?” — Groucho Marx

Which one is your favorite?

– S.O.