Nature and the Environment

While the two words are closely tied to one another, they each have slight variances that can have an effect on how one uses each term. The word nature is the physical world that humans share with plants, animals, and other living organisms. One could also use the term to explain how your natural way of being, your thoughts, feelings, or behavior, are in this world. The term environment not only refers to your surroundings or your home but can also encompass the social aspect of your environment. The social connotation deals more with how everything around you affects how you are as an individual. This explanation should assist with gaining deeper insights into the 14 quotes on nature and the environment by the Dalai Lama.

14 quotes on nature and the environment by His Holiness Dalai Lama.

1. Climate change threatens us all. It’s one of those natural challenges that teach us that we must work together, making a common effort to reach a common goal.
Climate change threatens us all. It’s one of those natural challenges that teach us that we must work together, making a common effort to reach a common goal.
2. We must share responsibility for meeting the problems like climate change, depletion of natural resources and expanding population that affect us all. To limit our concern to our own nation alone is out of date.
We must share responsibility for meeting the problems like climate change, depletion of natural resources and expanding population that affect us all. To limit our concern to our own nation alone is out of date.
3. The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.
The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.
4. As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it.
As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it.
5. Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.
Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.
6. Interdependence is a fundamental law of nature. Even tiny insects survive by cooperating with each other.
Interdependence is a fundamental law of nature. Even tiny insects survive by cooperating with each other.
7. We need to take account of the well-being of the whole of humanity and preserving the health of the planet.
We need to take account of the well-being of the whole of humanity and preserving the health of the planet.
8. What is clear is that we are the only species with the power to destroy the earth. Birds and insects have no such power, nor does any other mammal.
What is clear is that we are the only species with the power to destroy the earth. Birds and insects have no such power, nor does any other mammal.
9. We depend on each other for our survival. In terms of the threats we all face from climate change, national boundaries have no meaning.
We depend on each other for our survival. In terms of the threats we all face from climate change, national boundaries have no meaning.
10. Climate change affects everybody. Treat it as a global issue and national interests will automatically be addressed.
Climate change affects everybody. Treat it as a global issue and national interests will automatically be addressed.
11. We share the earth not only with our fellow human beings, but with all the other creatures.
We share the earth not only with our fellow human beings, but with all the other creatures.
12. The natural environment sustains the life of all beings universally.
The natural environment sustains the life of all beings universally.
13. It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.
It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.
14. The earth is not just our environment. The earth is our mother.
The earth is not just our environment. The earth is our mother.