“What Earth Day means to me” by Christina Stratford

What words come to mind when you think about Earth? Beautiful, luscious…our home.

Yet, there are only some places on our planet that look like what I have just described. If you want to make every place in the world look like this, then Earth Day is for you! On April 22, people from all around the world help out by doing little things in their community to improve the environment. According to Earth Day Network, more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day. Imagine how much garbage is picked up or how much electricity is saved. That is only one day!

Unfortunately, there are some who do not care or just think it is a waste of time and effort. Do those people really care what is going on in their world? Probably not. So there are haters in the world. Do not let that affect what you will do on Earth Day. When you do a small deed, like picking up garbage off the street, you really do help the environment. Imagine if every person picked up one piece of garbage each day. Think of how clean the Earth could be! By the looks of things, this planet is where your children will live and your children’s children. If we can do our part now, we will make a difference for them. This is your chance to show your community that you are passionate about respecting the Earth. If you can convince one person to join in, and that person convinces another and so on, we could make a huge impact in a good way.

Earth is the only planet we call home. If garbage continues to pile up, what are we going to do? This is our planet. This is our home. Consider Earth Day as an opportunity. Pick up that piece of garbage or turn out the lights when you leave a room. We are the only ones who can make the difference. It does not matter how big or small you are, we can make change possible.

Together we can make a difference.

About this guest blogger:

Christina Stratford, Guest Blogger

Christina Stratford, Guest Blogger

Christina Stratford is a Grade 7 student at Sir Ernest MacMillan Public School. She is interested in soccer, basketball, and volleyball. She hopes to one day become a teacher!

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