IF YOU DROP IT, STOP IT!
ELLIS SHAPIRO-BARNUM’S ESSAY ABOUT LITTERING AND GLOBAL WARMING
Many people around the world are littering and
Polluting. They are turning what was once a beautiful
Culture into an ugly place. My ideas on Littering are
Changing. I used to think that littering was just bad,
But now I Am realizing it could cause very hurtful
Things to happen like Global Warming and Climate
One example that shows people think littering is bad
Is this quote by a quote by a Girl named Adeline, age
12: “Earth is getting tired and older of having all of
Us. If we love our Earth, Earth will love us, but if we
Don’t take care of our Earth we will destroy it”
This example shows that kids around the world
also care about saving the earth.
Another example that kids don’t like littering is
This survey of our Class: 8 out of 26 kids have not
Littered. 24 out of 26 kids think littering is horrible. 6
out of 26 kids have littered. 1 out of 26 kids think
littering is not Horrible.
This example shows that kids do really hate and
dread littering and what it does.
One reason littering is bad and recycling is good
Is explained in this article:
According to National Geographic “ Recycling one
water bottle can save up to six hours of light” Isn’t
that alarming! If everyone in our class (26 kids)
recycled one water bottle we could save up to 156
hours of light (26x6=156). This example shows that if
we stop littering it will help people in many different
Another reason kids think littering is bad is this
line from an interview of my friend Julian Matthews,
age 9: “ I can’t believe a person would just throw
their garbage on the ground” He said.
This example shows that if enough kids and
adults complain to companies and factories they will
stop polluting the earth, air, and water.
One reason littering and pollution is bad is that it
causes global warming. The sun is heating up the
earth because of gases (pollution), Global Warming,
and littering. And in Antarctica the ice is melting and
the Polar Bears and many other animals will die!!!
This example shows that Global Warming doesn’t
happen to only humans but ANIMALS TOO!!!
Another example that kids think littering,
pollution, and global warming is horrible, bad and
frightening are these quotes: “We will be the ones
To protect the earth and solve the problems of war,
hunger, and disaster.”- Aika Tusubota, age 12,
Japan. Another kid that thinks littering, pollution,
And global warming is horrible and bad is Sam Levin,
age 15, USA: “ We will be the generation the reunites
mankind with the Earth” Sam said. Even first graders
care about the earth: “You can make a difference in
the world but only if you really want to”- Ryan
Hrenljac, age 7, Canada.
This example shows that kids really care about
the earth and it does no matter which country they
live in or how old they are; kids care!
Another reason that littering, pollution, and
global warming is bad was when Brooklyn, NY had a
Tornado. “BOOM FLASH BOOM FLASH!!” The thunder
boomed and the lightning flashed. I was in my Tae
Kwon Do class and we were having a severe storm.
The sky turned a dark shade of green. I was getting
more terrified by the second. Fear was creeping over
my body. Soon a woman came in the Do Jo and she
looked like she had just jumped in a pool. Water was
dripping down her and her purple sweater had turned
dark purple. We were also having leaks, which made
me even more nervous and terrified than I was
before. After the class my mom said we had had a
tornado. We drove up the street and trees and
branches and smashed cars were everywhere, even
my mom’s windshield was cracked.
This example shows that if we really don’t shape
up and stop littering and polluting natural disasters
will happen at weird times.
As you can see littering and polluting is very
horrible for the Earth.
As Jack Johnson said in his song The 3 R’s “We’ve
got to learn to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” I hope you
listened carefully and I hope you will take
Action and always remember KIDS CAN SAVE THE