April 22 marks the anniversary of Earth Day, an event that began in 1970 as a way to raise awareness about environmental concerns. The importance of celebrating Earth Day only increases in significance with each passing year. And after a year spent indoors, where going out in nature felt like a true treat and escape from our day-to-day lives, it’s more important than ever before to celebrate Earth Day.
As we get ready to celebrate Earth Day, consider using the photo editing tips you’ve picked up this past year to create your own social media posts with insightful Earth day quotes. Then use them to inspire your friends, customers, and community to take action. Think about it – one of the biggest social media trends this year is using your Instagram account to post carousel posts and videos that share important educational information. When paired with tips on how to celebrate Earth Day, these thought-provoking Earth Day captions can spark action among your followers!
Importance of Celebrating Earth Day
Did you know that the theme for Earth Day 2021 is “Restore Our Earth?” Back in the 1970s, Americans were protesting against environmental health issues concerning toxic drinking water, air pollution, and the effects of pesticides. Yet, the issues facing our environment have never been more pressing than they are today – global warming, an increase of natural disasters, waterway pollution, the decline in air quality, loss of forest and wetlands, species at risk of extinction, and more.
Earth Day is a beautiful annual reminder to take care of our planet. From choosing eco-friendly products and sustainable fashion brands to eating local sustainably grown food, planting trees, conserving water and energy, and recycling, there are so many activities that you can do to support the environment. Another important way to celebrate Earth Day is to learn more and educate others about our planet. Not sure where to start? Check out the Earth Day quotes below and use them in a social media post with conservation tips. Don’t forget to edit your posts in PicsArt to give them that extra edge and make sure they stand out in the newsfeed or in Instagram Stories.
Sayings and Famous Environmental Quotes to Celebrate Earth Day
One way to celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd for those of you keeping track!) is by reading some famous environmental quotes that inspire you to take action. It is even more effective when you include inspiring Earth Day quotes in your springtime designs and use the opportunity to disseminate them more widely. From lost roads through the woods to dreaming beside the river and the oneness of man with nature, poets, thinkers, and songwriters have been inspired by the beauty and harmony of the natural world for centuries. Check out these thoughtful Earth Day quotes and use them to inspire your creative designs this spring.
- Finding Your True Self in Nature
“In the forest, I am my entire self. Everything is possible in my heart just as it is in the hiding places in ravines. Thickly wooded distance separates me from moral codes and cities.” – Louis-Nicolas Ménard
Ménard describes the state of transcending the state of day-to-day city life, surrendering himself entirely to nature.
- Nature as a Source of Inspiration
“Dreaming beside the river, I gave my imagination to the water, the green, clear water, the water that makes the meadows green. …The stream doesn’t have to be ours; the water doesn’t have to be ours. The anonymous water knows all my secrets.” – Gaston Bachelard
This famous environmental quote reminds us to turn to nature as a source of free creative inspiration.
- Lost Connections to Nature
“You will hear the beat of a horse’s feet, /And the swish of a skirt in the dew, Steadily cantering through/ The misty solitudes, As though they perfectly knew/ The old lost road through the woods.” – Rudyard Kipling.
Kipling reminds us of travels through nature and the excitement of exploring long-forgotten paths.
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi
The famous Indian leader’s succinct quote reminds us not to waste the precious resources we are given by Mother Earth.
- Intuitive Wisdom from Nature
“If we surrender to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
The prominent poet’s picturesque quote is about the search for answers hidden in nature.
- Primum Non Nocere
“I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.” – Andy Warhol
The famous Latin phrase “First, do not harm” is seen through Warhol’s quote reminding us not to damage our land.
“Our task must be to free ourselves … by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” – Albert Einstein
The eminent scientist views to nature and all living beings as part of an inseparable whole.
- Love for Nature
“After an hour my senses begin to vibrate in a definite rhythm, I tune into the great stillness, I tune in. I gaze at the crescent moon sitting like a white shell in the sky, and I have a feeling of love for it, I feel I’m blushing. It’s the moon, I say softly and passionately, it’s the moon! And my heart beats toward it with a gentle throbbing.” – Knut Hamsun.
The emotional quote from the Norwegian Nobel Prize writer is a beautiful confession of love for Nature.
- Social Responsibility
“Scientists may depict the problems that will affect the environment based on available evidence, but their solution is not the responsibility of scientists but of society as a whole.” – Mario Molina, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry.
We all play a part in solving environmental issues.
- A Rallying Cry for Everyone
“Together and united, we are unstoppable.” – Greta Thunberg
Make this your rallying cry! It’s a great reminder that we can do big things on our own and even more when we band together.
How to Create the Best Earth Day Social Media Posts
Feeling inspired? Spread the important message about protecting our planet by posting one of your favorite Earth day quotes to spark larger conversations with your friends. Luckily, PicsArt has extensive editing tools and features to help you design the ultimate Earth day post. There are also so many fonts to choose from for amazing Earth day captions.
Use popular Earth Day Stickers and color palettes as inspiration for your design project or create your own color palette from an image of your choice. Notice that you can minimize the use of popular green and earthy colors in favor of modern hues like yellow-green, dark cyan, or teal green to lend a fresh look to the holiday! Ready to get started? Here are some easy steps to get you started on your Earth Day creative projects:
Step 1) Open the PicsArt app and tap on the plus sign (+) at the bottom of the screen.
Step 2) Select from a variety of backgrounds in the Editor toolbar or upload your own. Want to work off of a plain background? Tap on Draw & Color, then tap on More in the Backgrounds section and select a shade using the color wheel. You can also add a variety of filters under the Effects button in the Editor.
Step 3) Scroll across the Editor on the bottom of the screen and tap on Sticker to search for Earth Day themed one or upload your own image. Look for our latest Earth Day Sticker pack for some fun retro Earth Day stickers to edit with!
Step 4) Scroll across the Editor toolbar and tap on Text. Write your text, then tap on the upper right checkmark to save the text. Now, scroll right to pick a font and tap on Color to choose the color of your text. Click Apply when done. There are tons of font options to experiment with and each will lend a different feeling to your overall edit!
Step 5) Save and share your design as a beautiful celebration of Earth Day.
Do you want to use the desktop version? Simply open the PicsArt Editor and click on the editing toolbar on the left to proceed with the same steps as with the PicsArt app. Play around with Text, Effects, Templates, and Stickers to design the perfect image. Once you are done editing your Earth day quotes, click on Share or Download in the top right corner to save and share your project with the world.
As Carl Sagan once wrote, let’s “preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” Happy Earth Day!
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