Earth Day

This Old Earth

(to the tune of “This Old Man”)

This old earth
Needs our help
To stay fresh and clean and green
With a pick it up; pitch it in; and throw it in the can–
This old earth needs a helping hand!

Everyday is Earth Day

Everyday is Earth Day,
If it’s cold or wet or hot
Pitch in to save the planet
It’s the only one we’ve got.

Save The Earth

People everywhere
breathe the same air,
share the same seas,
live together on the land.
People everywhere
who learn, plan,
work, care,
save the earth.

Betty Miles

In Tune With Mother Nature

If you listen for the songbirds
As they greet the summer sun,
And love the way the wind can make
The trees sings just for fun;

If you like to hear the ocean
As it drums upon the shore,
And imagine all the whales out there,
And hope they’ll sing some more;

If you think of all the animals
As players in a band,
Each with a lovely tune to play,
All needed on the land;

And know that as a boy or girl
A woman or a man
You have a vital role to play
In Mother Nature’s plan;

If you honor every living thing
As a part of nature’s treasure
You’re in tune with Mother Nature
So let’s all sing her song together.

Earth Day

I am the Earth
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

That’s why we
Celebrate this day.
That’s why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear, as free,
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.

Jane Yolen

Our Earth

The Earth is ours to enjoy
For every little girl and boy.
But we must always be aware.
That all its beauty we must share
With all the children yet to come,
Who want to laugh and play and run
Around the trees and in the fields.

So we must keep our planet free
From messy trash and debris
With air that’s clean and fresh and clear
For all to breathe from year to year.
We must never ever abuse
Our sweet Earth that’s ours to use.

Recycling In My Home

(to the tune of “The Wheels On the Bus”)

Recycling in my home goes round and round,
Round and round, round and round.
Recycling in my home goes round and round,
All through the day.

Tie up the papers and take them back,
Take them back, take them back.
Tie up the papers and take them back,
All through the day.

Crush the cans and take them back…..
Rinse the milk bottles and take them back….
Save the glass and take it back……

Working on the Trash

(to the tune of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”)

We’ve been working on RECYCLING All the trash we can,
We’ve been working on recycling, It’s a very simple plan,
Separate your glass and paper,
Separate your plastic and tin.
Take the trash that you’ve recycled To your recycling bin!

We’ve been working on REDUCING All the trash we can.
We’ve been working on reducing It’s a very simple plan.
Don’t go wasting any products, Use just exactly what you need.
Don’t buy things in extra wrapping, Reduce and you’ll succeed!

We’ve been working on REUSING All the trash we can.
We’ve been working on reusing, It’s a very simple plan.
If it’s a paper bag you’re using, Don’t use it once, use it twice!
Give old clothes and toys to someone, To reuse them would be nice!

Working on Recycling

(to the tune of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”)

We’ve been working on recycling
All the trash we can
We’ve been working on recycling
It’s a very simple plan
Separate your glass and paper
Separate you plastic and tin
Take the trash you’ve recycled…
To the recycling bin!!!

Reduce Reuse Recycle

(to the tune of “The More We Get Together”)

Reduce Reuse Recycle
Recycle… recycle
Reduce Reuse Recycle
It’s easy to do
Cause your trash
And my trash
Make up way
Too much trash
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Its easy to do!