Cynthia Farrell Johnson is an artist, who also makes lovely greeting cards. I include one of her images for this occasion. As is always the case with Goethe, what he said about freedom is contextual and, in toto, conflicting. For the Fourth of July, however, one might consider the following from Faust II:
Nur der verdient sich Freiheit wie das Leben,
Der täglich sie erobern muß!
More on Goethe and environmentalism in succeeding posts.