Discover the most popular and inspiring quotes and sayings on the topic of Sustainability. Share them with your friends on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or your personal blogs, and let the world be inspired by their powerful messages. Here are the Top 100 Sustainability Quotes And Sayings by 87 Authors including Al Gore,John Replogle,Jamais Cascio,Klaus Topfer,Mathis Wackernagel for you to enjoy and share.

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I work to promote the idea of sustainable capitalism driven by long-term considerations rather than quarterly profits, which seeks to better people's lives and the planet rather than destroy them. -- Al Gore
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Sustainability is no longer optional. Companies that fail to adopt such practices will perish. They will not only lose cost basis: they will also suffer in recruiting employees as well as attracting customers. -- John Replogle
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Sustainability is a seemingly laudable goal - it tells us we need to live within our means, whether economic, ecological, or political - but it's insufficient for uncertain times. How can we live within our means when those very means can change, swiftly and unexpectedly, beneath us? -- Jamais Cascio
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It is important to recognize that behind the razzmatazz of consumerism, we all remain dependent on basic natural resources - land, air, water and biodiversity - for every product and service. There can be no free lunch on the environment. -- Klaus Topfer
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The two-word definition of sustainability is 'one planet.' -- Mathis Wackernagel
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After all, sustainability means running the global environment - Earth Inc. - like a corporation: with depreciation, amortization and maintenance accounts. In other words, keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital. -- Maurice Strong
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The raging monster upon the land is population growth. In its presence, sustainability is but a fragile theoretical construct. To say, as many do, that the difficulties of nations are not due to people, but to poor ideology and land-use management is sophistic. -- Pete Wilson
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Shikun & Binui, our infrastructure and real estate company, implements sustainability by building their projects 100% sustainable while educating their employees worldwide. -- Shari Arison
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If something is sustainable, it means we can go on doing it indefinitely. If it isn't, we can't -- Jonathon Porritt
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Transparency, accountability and sustainability have become the slogans of the market leaders. Companies carry out environmental and social audits to court the consumer, and even the bluest chips woo organisations such as Greenpeace and Amnesty. -- Noreena Hertz
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Sustainability includes how you run your business, and my bottom line includes how you treat your people. Sustainability starts with your staff. -- Tom Douglas
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We need a mobilized and active civil society using its purchasing power to demand sustainable products and practices. It is also essential that governments commit to the future, creating fiscal and regulatory conditions for sustainable policies to thrive. -- Guilherme Leal
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The sustainability revolution will be organic. It will arise from the visions, insights, experiments and actions of billions of people. The burden of making it happen is not on the shoulders of any one person or group. No one will get the credit, but everyone can contribute. -- Donella Meadows
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Each of us has a responsibility for the sustainability of our planet and each of us can make a difference if we choose to do so. -- Miranda Kerr
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Sustainable happiness is important, because it not only elevate our own wellbeing locally, but also contributes to collective global flourishing. -- Lisa Cypers Kamen
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We share this planet, our home, with millions of species. Justice and sustainability both demand that we do not use more resources than we need. -- Vandana Shiva
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If our economies are to flourish, if global poverty is to be banished, and if the wellbeing of the world's people enhanced - not just in this generation but in succeeding generations - we must make sure we take care of the natural environment and resources on which our economic activity depends. -- Gordon Brown
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World-wide practice of Conservation and the fair and continued access by all nations to the resources they need are the two indispensable foundations of continuous plenty and of permanent peace. -- Gifford Pinchot
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Now we stand at our own crossroads, looking out upon two futures: one with rising temperatures, rising oceans, and rising violence on a hot and strip-mined planet and another with expanding organic harvests, growing solar arrays, and deepening global partnerships on a green and thriving Earth. -- Van Jones
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If we each take responsibility in shifting our own behavior, we can trigger the type of change that is necessary to achieve sustainability for our race or this planet. We change our planet, our environment, our humanity every day, every year, every decade, and every millennia. -- Yehuda Berg
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A highly worthwhile read with prescriptive examples for authentic sustainability and social justice initiatives at companies - not all about the brand, the celebrity or corporate self-interest (about the book 'Compassion, Inc.'). -- Rebecca Aguilar
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Resources businesses must contribute to sustainable development if we are to continue to have access to resources. -- Cynthia Carroll
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The environmental crisis has deep spiritual, philosophical, and religious roots and causes. It is not merely the result of bad engineering. -- Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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Sustainable development: Holding our world in trust for our children -- Michael Meacher
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So-called 'sustainable development' ... is meaningless drivel. -- James Lovelock
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Nature is inexhaustibly sustainable if we care for it. It is our universal responsibility to pass a healthy earth onto future generations. -- Sylvia Dolson
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The people have a vital interest in the conservation of their natural resources; in the prevention of wasteful practices. -- Herbert Hoover
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Sustainable development: Meeting present needs without compromising the stock of natural resources remaining for future generations. In terms of buildings, it implies resource efficiency, minimum energy use, flexibility and long life -- Richard Rogers
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What is more important for the world right now than preserving ways of living in balance with the earth? -- Daoud Hari
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When sustainability is viewed as being a matter of survival for your business, I believe you can create massive change. -- Cameron Sinclair
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Squeezing the lives of people is now being proposed as the saviour of the planet. Through the green economy an attempt is being made to technologise, financialise, privatise and commodify all of the earth's resources and living processes. -- Vandana Shiva
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Developing countries present a real opportunity for sustainable consumption. There, we can start from a clean slate and develop appropriate products and services that serve people's needs in a more efficient, integrated way. -- Paul Meyer
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In our search for more, we have blinded ourselves to our personal responsibility for challenging these absurdities. A resource-based society considers us all equal shareholders of Earth. We are responsible both for the planet and for our relationship with each other. -- Jacque Fresco
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The only technology that helps to create a plethora of business and employment opportunity while promoting the green environment, is serving good for the society and, therefore, the sustainability. -- Anuj
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We have to have a way of dealing with this that engenders confidence, trust, gives us every chance of getting the right outcome and boosts both sustainability and economic return at the same time. -- John Anderson
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I think about sustainability all the time, whether it's with fish or farmers in Eastern Oregon. -- Tom Douglas
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Humans - a renewable resource. -- Carrie Vaughn
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Climate change, demographics, water, food, energy, global health, women's empowerment - these issues are all intertwined. We cannot look at one strand in isolation. Instead, we must examine how these strands are woven together. -- Ban Ki-Moon
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A sustainable world means working together to create prosperity for all. -- Jacqueline Novogratz
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Our livelihood is intimately tied to the food we eat, water we drink and places where we recreate. That's why we have to promote responsibility and conservation when it comes to our natural resources. -- Mark Udall
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Our planet's lands and oceans are already stretched to meet the demands of 7 billion people. The human population continues to grow. The search for sustainable solutions is an economic and a moral imperative if we are to create the future we want. -- Ban Ki-Moon
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We have entered a new era. Global society is interconnected as never before. [...] I suggest that we have arrived in the Age of Sustainable Development. -- Jeffrey D. Sachs
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By obtaining a sense of its place in the unfolding drama of life, set in an ecological theatre, so we can understand why it has become one of the leading players. -- Simon Conway Morris
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The world has entered a new era, evolving from an industrial into a knowledge-based society, and into a society that wants to live in harmony with nature. -- Minoru Mori
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We don't know yet how to build a society which is environmentally sustainable, which is shareable with everybody on the planet, which promotes stability and democracy and human rights, and which is achievable in the time-frame necessary to make it through the challenges we face. -- Alex Steffen
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Climate change is destroying our path to sustainability. Ours is a world of looming challenges and increasingly limited resources. Sustainable development offers the best chance to adjust our course. -- Ban Ki-Moon
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Without environmental sustainability, economic stability and social cohesion cannot be achieved -- Phil Harding
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Today the great gift of God's Creation is exposed to serious dangers and lifestyles which can degrade it. Environmental pollution is making particularly unsustainable the lives of the poor of the world ... we must pledge ourselves to take care of creation and to share its resources in solidarity. -- Pope Benedict Xvi
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We have a dire need to get onto the page as a sustainable country -- Digby Jones, Baron Jones Of Birmingham
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It frequently happens that an element of the standard of living which set out with being primarily wasteful, ends with becoming, in the apprehension of the consumer, a necessary of life. -- Thorstein Veblen
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Sustainable Development is more than meeting the needs of today and the future generations; to my understanding this definition better fits sex industry. -- M.f. Moonzajer
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We try to make earth-friendly decisions whenever we can, as it's part of our brand DNA. -- Stella Mccartney
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With the world's human population now at seven billion and growing, and the demand for technology and modern conveniences increasing, we can't control all our negative impacts. But we have to find better ways to live within the limits nature and its cycles impose. -- David Suzuki
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Business and the environment: Wasting resources costs the earth - and lowers your competitive edge -- Phil Harding
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I have always been an advocate and was, in my last job at M&S, a supporter of the Al Gore dictum that a sustainable business can be a profitable business. We were the first sizeable company in the U.K. to prove that was the case. -- Stuart Rose
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Conservation of energy also protects our environment. -- Lamar S. Smith
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Sustainability takes forever. And that's the point. -- William Mcdonough
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In life there are many thing's you may not like or want but is necessary for stability and sustainability for life and its environment. GOOD - BAD, BAD - GOOD = GOOD = BAD. -- Anonymouse
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I always make the business case for sustainability. It's so compelling. Our costs are down, not up. Our products are the best they have ever been. Our people are motivated by a shared higher purpose - esprit de corps to die for. And the goodwill in the marketplace - it's just been astonishing. -- Ray Anderson
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The core values that underpin sustainable development - interdependence, empathy, equity, personal responsibility and intergenerational justice - are the only foundation upon which any viable vision of a better world can possibly be constructed -- Jonathon Porritt
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If we are going to carry on growing, and we will, because no country is going to forfeit its right to economic growth, we have to find a way of doing it sustainably. -- Tony Blair
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We all know we're going to die one day, but who wants to think about it? What's sustainable is joy, pleasure and freedom. -- Dean Ornish
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All over the world, we're seeing access to food, clean water, education and healthcare improve; as a result, global innovation is rising as well. -- Peter Diamandis
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The seriousness of ecological degradation lays bare the depth of man's moral crisis ... Simplicity, moderation, and discipline as well as the spirit of sacrifice must become a part of everyday life. -- Pope John Paul Ii
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The collective consciousness of mankind defines the existence and sustainability of this civilization. -- Toba Beta
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The old myth of unlimited growth alienates human beings from nature. To live sustainably we must respect nature and live by its rules. We must walk softly, leaving as small a footprint as possible. -- Linda Mason Hunter
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When you build a beautiful building, people love it. And the most sustainable building in the world is the one that's loved. -- Cameron Sinclair
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In today's world, it is no longer unimaginable to think that business can operate - and even thrive - in an environmentally-friendly manner. -- Olympia Snowe
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Since most corporate competitors have the same problems with sustainability and social reputation, it's worth trying to solve them together. -- Simon Mainwaring
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Sustainable farms are to today's headlong rush toward global destruction what the monasteries were to the Dark Ages: places to preserve human skills and crafts until some semblance of common sense and common purpose returns to the public mind. -- Gene Logsdon
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Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human beings and all other living creatures. -- Gaylord Nelson
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Economic dynamism can be combined with environmental and social responsibility. High financial returns can go hand in hand with respect for human rights, and the preservation of the planet's natural resources -- David Miliband
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If human life is to survive on this planet, the old dualistic worldview, with people on one side and the environment on the other, must yield to a new vision that connects us with everything else and leads us to care for and take responsibility for it. -- Huston Smith
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The first law of sustainability: population growth and/or growth in the rate of consumption of resources cannot be sustained -- Albert Allen Bartlett
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For organisations to become truly sustainable we believe it is essential to create a new organisation model: a more cooperative leader, a new way for people to cooperate inside the organisation and a new way for organisations to be measured by society. -- Miguel Reynolds Brandao
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Sustainability is a political choice, not a technical one. It's not a question of whether we can be sustainable, but whether we choose to be -- Gary Lawrence
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Reclaim our environment from those who would destroy it with their predatory economic behavior. -- Dennis Kucinich
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Our society must move from ego-system to eco-system economics. This requires that we shift from ego-system silos to eco-system awareness that considers others and includes the whole. -- Otto Scharmer
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The fight against global warming is a humanitarian issue - how the planet can be preserved - and it is also an issue of considerable economic importance, of what we call green growth. -- Francois Hollande
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We now see numerous examples of brands working together to address issues such as environmental degradations, climate control, pollution, poverty and disease. -- Simon Mainwaring
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My main issue is sustainability of the Earth, and protection of those animals and people who dwell here. -- Lynda Resnick
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We can survive as a population only if we conserve, develop sustainably, and protect the world's resources. -- Silvia Cartwright
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I came to all the realizations about sustainability and biodiversity because I fell in love with the way food tastes. That was it. And because I was looking for that taste I feel at the doorsteps of the organic, local, sustainable farmers, dairy people and fisherman. -- Alice Waters
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Green is the new black: make the environment part of your personal brand. -- Laura K. Ipsen
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Adopting and promoting sustainable production practices require concerted effort, something which in practice is too often missing or insufficient. Making this shift at the scale required demands forward-looking leadership in the public and private sectors alike. -- Helen Clark
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Sustainable development is a process which enables all people to realise their potential and to improve their quality of life in ways which protect and enhance the Earth's life support systems -- Sara Parkin
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I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment. -- Steve Irwin
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When the forest and the city are functionally indistinguishable, then we know we have reached sustainability. -- Janine Benyus
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Sustainability before ambition. Okal Rel. -- Lynda Williams
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Overconsumption is the mother of all environmental problems. For the first time in the history of capitalism, consumption itself has become controversial. -- Kalle Lasn
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Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles. -- David Suzuki
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A sustainable business is resource efficient, respects the environment and is a good neighbour -- Phil Harding
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A balance between sustainable ecology and sustainable human life, on the one hand, and the unfettered drive for profit, on the other, is just an oxymoron. -- David Suzuki
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Energy is essential for development, and sustainable energy is essential for sustainable development. -- Tim Wirth
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The greatest problem we face is the growing number of people living in poverty. The related sense of hopelessness has to be impacting on every part of environmental management. -- Richard Leakey
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I'd like to provide information, inspiration, and access to whatever goods and services are needed to make it super easy for everyone to change their lifestyle to a sustainable one. -- Daryl Hannah
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The ecological problem of our times demands a radical reevaluation of how we see the entire world; it demands a different interpretation of matter and the world, a new attitude of humankind toward nature, and a new understanding of how we acquire and make use of our material goods. -- Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I Of Constantinople
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Clean communities, healthy citizens. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
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The purpose of conservation: The greatest good to the greatest number of people for the longest time. -- Gifford Pinchot
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Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth,
increased social equity, and an environment that allows the world to thrive. -- Ban Ki-Moon