PUT Haiku

I found this book with a wonderful vintage (1971) looking illustration on the cover hoping that it contained songs.  It’s such a great book that I wasn’t even disappointed that the book has Haiku poetry which really can’t be sung.  The pictures and the poems are delightful throughout.

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SPRING IS IN THE AIR
Compiled by Paula J. Smith
Illustrated by Joan Paley

At the end of the book, the editor suggests that the reader give a go at writing haiku and make pictures.

When I read the poems with Eloise she quickly came up with a haiku for the illustration of plane earth:

Earth PUT Haiku
By Eloise Gleichenhaus

Earth makes happiness
Please don’t dump your yucky trash
Thank you for your time

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Earth Collage
From SPRING IS IN THE AIR
Compiled by Paula J. Smith
Illustrated by Joan Paley

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Thinking about PUT Solutions

Don’t litter.

Recycle.

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Reduce packaging volume.

Make all packaging biodegradable.

Use reusable, refillable containers.

Support invention and use of cleanup machines, like the ones that remove plastics from bodies of water.

Support the invention and use of products made from recycled and reclaimed materials.

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PUT PRACTICES
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Just picking up one piece of trash per day could make a difference.

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I stumbled upon LitterProject.org.  It’s another organization set up to inspire people to Pick Up Trash.

LitterProject asks the question, “What if 100,000 people each picked up one piece of litter per day?”

My guess is that a lot of trash would end up where it belongs instead of polluting our water and beautiful outdoors.

My daughter Eloise and I Pick Up Trash every chance we get, but we’d like to honor our friends at LitterProject, for their effort in getting others to do the same.

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Earth Pledge, w Tune by ELEG

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Earth Pledge
Words by Artist Janina Lamb
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE

Sing the Earth Pledge with Emily

soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/earthpledge

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Earth Pledge ELEG SBWE chords

Earth Pledge
Words by Artist Janina Lamb
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE

Sing the Earth Pledge with Emily

soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/earthpledge
To view or print this page, click here:
Earth Pledge ELEG SBWE chords

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EARTH’S BEAUTY AND BOUNTY, STEWARDSHIP AND BEING GREEN

Celebrate Earth’s beauty and bounty, being green, and environmental stewardship with this lovely list of Singable Picture Books:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/singable-picture-books-with-a-green-theme/

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http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/geography-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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EARTH PLEDGE, a poster by Janina Lamb, tune by ELEG for SBWE
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