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What is this book about? Who wrote this book? Who drew these pictures? All these are very good questions. The answer is very simple.
Dear Reader, As the person who helped in putting together this book, I am proud to say that you are what makes this book special. You might have drawn some pictures. You might have written some words. You might find yourself identifying with some of the ideas shared by your peers. Afterall, you are the person who this book is meant for. This book was made to inspire. To connect voices through art, words and songs. To become a platform for expressing your wishes for a better planet for the future.. This collection will become letters to a future you, who can say, “Taking care of the Earth, starts with me.” This collaborative project involves 20 children across the globe (and their parents). On Earth Day 2021, these 20 children invite you to be a part of this collective voice.
Are you ready to join in?
FUTURE OF THE EARTH
An open lette
r, by Lavanya
Garg, 8 Years , India
Earth Day is celebrate d on 22nd April, every day is celeb year. This rated to ple dge suppor t to the envir protection. onmental India is a c ountry whic h has wors Earth, who hiped the provides se lflessly and in abundan care and af ce, with fection. As we know , people acro ss the wor ld are explo natural res iting our ources, whic h is harmin g our moth byer Earth - Cutting d own trees for infrast ructure dev - Polluting elopment our environ ment - Exploiting our natura l resources in the nam indiscrimin e of ate develop ment. We can on ly hope tha t all of us s tart caring environmen for our t and resto re it and pr eserve for generation the future s.
HOPE Once upon a time....... Earth will be beautiful again and we won’t have pollution and the covid virus. I hope people love Earth, the way I do.
Keep Earth Safe, Illustration by Manahil Farhan Tirmizey, 7 Years, Thailand 4
I already know about the 3Rs
REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE
Great! So, what’s next?
A huge lot of other stuff you can do for this planet.
Here are 3 ways in which some of the collaborators of this book connected with Earth (literally and figuratively). #1 OBSERVING #2 INTERACTING #3 ENGAGING
We need to take care of mother nature. If we don’t then who will? Save the planet and play your part in making the Earth a better and happier place.
Acrostic poem by Daniyal Farhan Tirmizey, 9 Years, Thailand
Nature is protecting us. We should protect nature too. -Aliya Whitaker
Our earth is beautiful. I want us all to play a part to keep it safe and healthy. -Kiara Ann Kalidasan
Paintings by Samayal Doowa and Savara Doowa, 6 Years, Thailand 8
EARTH IS OUR HOME Earth is our home. We all live in it. From the tiniest bugs to the biggest whale in the sea. Please save our ocean from plastic pollution. Earth is our home. We all live in it. Earth is heating up. Ice is melting. Forests are getting cut down and animals are getting less in number. What do you want to do to help all these animals? and us humans too? Earth is our home We all live in it.
Poem by Twisha Thakur, 7 Years, Thailand
NOW AND THE FUTURE Eco-Posters by Daniel Andr, 8 Years, Czech Republic
How do you see the Earth in fifty years?
What do you th ink the Earth will look lik e when we are sixty year s old?
AN IDEA arth, e of E d a m e We ar nd , Air a r e t a Fire, W her s Mot i o S . e. Space he sam t e r a We Earth. a nil Mitr
An idea, shared by Jayhaan, 6 Years, Thailand 11
# 1. OBSERVING How to observe the planet we call ‘home’, in 3 simple ways. # Use all your senses when you are outdoors. Describe all that you feel. # Look at things from different angles, different perspectives and different lenses. # Always carry a notebook to record your observations
E. A. R. T. H. Environment is important All around is air, polluted air. Roads need fewer cars. Trucks make too much carbon dioxide. Humans could save the earth.
Acrostic poem by Aliya Whitaker, 6 Years, Thailand
SAVE MY EARTH My earth is beautiful, With flowers, forests and fields. With pretty plants, amazing animals and mighty mountains. I’m thankful for my beautiful world.
But now the seas are getting dirty, People are littering around, Plastics are everywhere. The trees are being cut down. My animal friends are in danger.
So, please do your part. Keep my earth clean and healthy. Save my beautiful earth. Save it for me.
Poem by Kiara Ann Kalidasan, 7 Years, Singapore
Let’s keep the world green and clean. This is the new birth of the Earth.
Artwork by Meher Sethi, 7 Years, Thailand
SAVE THE WORLD - A SONG FROM THE HEART Message and song video by Joshua, 8 Years, Singapore
I feel SUPER about saving the world.
EARTH IS OUR HOME - A SONG FROM THE HEART Video of song composed and sung by Sofia Smith, 6 Years, Thailand Earth is our home to live in forever. Everything to go in and out, such as nothing gets in my way. Mother earth and trees and beautiful flowers. The rivers in my mind are going wild. Bye bye.
Artwork by Miraya Pathela, 6 Years, Thailand 19
Happy Earth Day! Save Electricity. Artwork by Suhavni Thakral, 6 Years, Thailand
Artwork by Nandini Acharya, 8 Years, India 20
# 2. INTERACTING
Close your eyes and listen to the sounds all around. Can you tell the sounds that nature is making? Perhaps the birds chirping or the rustling of leaves? Next time you are outside, write 10 things in your notebook about all that you observe, that you hadn’t noticed earlier. Use all your senses and do it quickly.
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Try these and think of more ideas. Don’t forget to share!
# Collect interesting leaves. Freeze them in a bowl of water. Hang it outside your house! # Leave a bowl of water for thirsty birds on a hot summer afternoon. # Make pressed flowers and leaf prints. # Plant a garden (and don’t forget to water it!) # Go camping (not glamping)! # Embrace all that is out there. Be an example for your younger peers!
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Our picture has all the beautiful things on our Earth. The moon, sun, rainbows, animal prints, bamboo trees, fruit, flowers, ocean, chameleon, beehive, bee and stars. - we love to look after our Earth and daily we recycle items to make new things or hand over to recycling companies that make robes for the monks from plastic bottles. Art work on recycled paper by Shanaya Narula, 8 Years and Rayaan Narula, 6 Years, Thailand 23
THE EARTH Happy happy happy. The Earth is the best. The Earth is where we live. Some people are good and some people are bad. But everyone loves something. We should take care of the Earth. Happy happy happy. The Earth is the best and we should love it.
Poem by Olive Gladden, 6 Years, Thailand 24
MY EARTH DAY BOOK
A book by Nehchal Narula, 7 Years, Thailand 26
# 3. ENGAGING The most powerful way to engage in a dialogue about our Earth is to form a collective voice. Ask questions. Create awareness. Collaborate and work together.
‘We the children’ (previous page) and ‘A collection of endangered creatures and us’ (above), illustrations by Twisha Thakur, 7 years, Bangkok.
To maintain the authenticity of the work done by the children, there was no editing involved in the written text submitted for this project. Minimal editing of art work was necessary to create a consistent layout for this publication.
‘Man from the Earthscape’, Sculpture by Rudranil Mitra, 7 Years, India The man is embracing the Earth with his long hands. The contours of the Earth are hugging him. ISBN: 9798741513323
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