On Friday, the world observes an important holiday: Earth Day. Every April 22 since 1970, a spotlight is placed on environmental concerns and the importance of taking action to preserve the planet.

The event, which was founded by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson, can be celebrated in a variety of ways, including community cleanups, planting trees, recycling, and more.

This year’s Earth Day theme is "Invest In Our Planet."

“We need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet,” the official Earth Day website stated.

“And while there is still time to solve the climate crisis, time to choose BOTH a prosperous and sustainable future and time to restore nature and build a healthy planet for our children and their children, time is short.”

Check out these 12 inspirational quotes complied from Goodreads and Today in celebration of mother nature.

1. “When enough people come together, then change will come and we can achieve almost anything. So instead of looking for hope — start creating it.” — Greta Thunberg

2. “The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” ― Gaylord Nelson

3. “We have the opportunity to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited. All we need is the will to do so.” — Sir David Attenborough

4. “Love thy mother, Love Earth!” ― Mukesh Kwatra

5.“We can do this. This is the biggest emergent social movement in all of history. We can do this. And if anybody thinks that we don’t have the political will, remember, political will is itself a renewable resource.” — Al Gore

6. “Nature doesn’t belong to us, we belong to nature.” ― Abhijit Naskar

7. “The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves, but a focusing lens on what we can become.”— Lady Bird Johnson

8. “The earth is always changing...readjusting to our existence. Each era is full of unique challenges” ― Val Uchendu

9. “The climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win.” — António Guterres

10. “All measures of conservation, as well as all technologies meant to wean us from fossil fuels, are worth pursuing in the same way that doing something is always more than doing nothing.” ― Hope Jahren

11. “To deserve living on earth primarily requires loving the earth!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

12. “We’re the advocates for the salmon, the animals, the birds, the water. We’re the advocates for the food chain. We’re an advocate for all of society.” —Billy Frank, Jr.

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This photo of Earth was captured by NOAA's GOES-East satellite. NASA/NOAA/GOES Project
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