Solutions to Pollution
It's great to hear what children are doing
in the world to help the earth.
Here are a few kids and schools that have shared what they
Let us know what you are doing? Send them right away - make
it a class project.
e-mail us at:firstname.lastname@example.org
She is 7 years old and in her first grade. She was one of the
pioneer of a new School called Dyatmika, which prepare the kids
to be really concerned with the environment.
Dear Sweet Water :
In school we had a project to go to a rain forest (I live in
The teacher said, we have to take care of the plants and don't
cut the trees
down, because we need the trees to keep the water and animals.
"Helping Animals Live
When my papa and I go fishing there's a lot of bottles and cup
tops and stuff. Papa and I pick up the stuff and throw the trash
Patrick brian wright
- "I take shorter baths. I keep the
"I pick up trash that is on the school
playground. I walk to school a lot so I won't pollute the air.
I always reduce, reuse, and recycle. I want to help our environment!"
Kelsey Press, Age 9, Austin, Texas
"Everytime I buy a six pack of drinks
I cut the rings so that animals will not choke in them."
Erin, 12 in Virginia, USA
"I have a goldfish pond in our yard.
We filled it with the hose, added pond plants like water lillies,
irises, salvinea and duck weed. We put in three gold fish and
two koi. The water got very cloudy right away from algae, then
it cleared up. One of the koi died, it was my koi and its name
was tooney, it was orange and white. Before it died she spawned
with either one of the goldfish or the other koi. Now I have
about 100 goldfish in my pond. They are black right now, because
they are babies and their colour protects them from predators
like skunks or cats. My mom's friend's pond has a snake in it
that eats up his big fish. So fish need water, plants, food,
and cover from enemies in order to spawn. I don't know what
I am going to do with all these fish in the winter. I'm going
to sell some and keep some for myself."
"I love you."
Cooper, age 6, California
"I wish that more people would love
one another and have no more wars and also have the Middle East
have peace too. "
"HIYA!!! My name is Marisa and I am
12 years old. To help the animals in the water I am not polluting
the water and if I see an animal I just leave it alone. If I
see an animal in our street that doesnt have an owner then I
go and get a bowl of water or milk. I don't usually touch it
in case it has diseases. We also have a bird bath and a bird
feeder. Birds always come and have a feed or a drink. I even
drop some of my crumbs outside for the ants to eat off. Well
I better be going."
Marisa in Australia.
"Dan's wish is that people would have
the common sense to be against the space program. every year,
we spend billions destroying our home, just so that we might
one day know what else is out there. I don't think that it is
worth throwing the Earth's life away."
"We keep the water clean by not polluting
the air and the water. When I need to throw trash away I throw
it in the trash can and not the water.
I AM SEVEN YEARS OLD AND I DO TAKE CARE OF
THE WATER. I LOVE THE WATER AND ANIMALS VERY MUCH.
"I have helped keep the air clean by
riding my bike."
Alex, age 10 , Edmonton, Alberta
"Our family are trying not to put hazardous
wastes down the sink."
Han, age 9, Toronto, Ontario
"I have planted a tree to help the air
and animals and birds who live in the tree."
Ben, age 7, Texas, USA
"I keep the air clean. We do not use
pesticides and have an organic garden."
Troy, age 12, Nelson, British Columbia
"We are the Planet Protectors
of Eastside Elementary in Edinburgh, Indiana. We recycle
aluminum from the cafeteria, buy bird seed with our money making
projects, and we keep the bird feeders full. We are grades 4-6.
On May 6th. we are visiting the Bartholew County landfill and
the recycling center. We meet monthly and try to learn as much
as we can about earth environmental problems. We share this
information with our school. We bought 10 acres of rain forest
and adopted a whale this year."
"We are the Eco-Patrol of Anderson Valley
Elementary School. We are the 1st - 3rd grade group. We recycle,
reuse, and reduce our trash here at school. We also teach the
other classes how to recycle. We recycle paper, bottles, newspapers,
boxes, cans, plastic, paper bags, colored paper, and we also
recycle food in our worm box. We would like some ideas on other
ways to help keep our school clean."
Read about this creative solution to planting
A school in Hamilton, NY planted a Norway Maple and got soil
to mix with their soil from 14 different schools.. They sent
a message to the participating schools saying "Our Tree" is
The schools are:
Lakes Elementary School, Lacey, Washington
Hartigan School, Chicago, Illinois
Elizabeth Bartlett, Japan
Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio
Parkers Prairie School, Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
Somerville Elem., Somerville, Texas
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Middleton Middle School, Tampa, Florida
Evaline School District, Winlock, Washington
St. John the Baptist School, Milwaukie, Oregon
Beth Hernly, Nishiki, Japan
Woodfin Elem. School, Asheville, North Carolina
Hamilton Central School
"I built a bird feeder for the birds"
Joy, Age 12, Newfoundland
"My friend and I picked up the garbage"
Trevor, age 8, California