World Environment Day is observed every year on 5 June - a day designated by the UN to raise awareness of environmental issues. This year, it is being hosted by Canada and the theme for the year is "Connecting People to Nature".
IBTimes Singapore has picked up the top ten quotes to mark World Environment Day 2017.
- "The earth is like a beautiful bride who needs no manmade jewels to heighten her loveliness." - Khalil Gibran
- "The environment is everything that isn't me." – Albert Einstein
- "Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed." – Mahatma Gandhi
- "God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." – John Muir
- "Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left." – Aldo Leopold
- "I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment." – Pat Buckley
- "We must return to nature and nature's god." – Luther Burbank
- "If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either." – Joseph Wood Krutch
- "Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble." – Roger Tory Peterson
- "We won't have a society if we destroy the environment." – Margaret Mead