Kids poems in honour of Earth Day

Kids poems in honour of Earth Day

Every year on April 22, people all across the globe celebrate Earth Day to show support for environmental protection. Earth Day, which began in 1970, gave a voice to the emerging public consciousness about the state of our planet. People celebrate Earth day in lots of different ways.

In St. Maarten for example, a major beach clean-up took place at Mullet Bay on Saturday, organised by Nature Foundation St. Maarten, Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) and CC1 St. Maarten. Lots of people showed up to help and they collected 1,881 pounds of trash…now that’s a lot of trash!

YOU can help the environment every day through simple actions, for example by not being wasteful with food or water, throwing away your trash responsibly, recycling, and saying no to single-use plastics such as straws, forks, and water bottles.

 

I am the Earth

By Jane Yolen

…and the earth is me

Each blade of grass,

Each honey tree,

Each bit of mud

And stick and stone

Is blood and muscle

Skin and bone.

And just as I

Need every bit

Of me to make

My body fit

So Earth needs

Grass and stone and tree

And things that grow here

Naturally

 

Earth Day

By Candace Zuester

Our Earth is Special, there is just one.

It gives us water, soil and sun.

People and animals share the land,

Let’s all lend a helping hand!

You can save water, and plant a tree

Make a better home for you and me.

Recycle things, don’t throw away.

Make every day an Earth Day!

 

Earth Day

Unknown author

I’m proud to celebrate Earth Day

I give the Earth a hand.

I pick up litter, care for trees,

Recycle what I can.

I’m an Earth Day helper

Each and every day.

I take care of Mother Earth

In oh, so many ways.

 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Unknown author

These words we know

We have to save our planet

So we can live and grow

We might only be children

We have to try, you’ll see

We will save our planet

It starts with you and me!