A thought provoking poem for World Environment Day, by Alison Richards.
Word came down from the powers that be
A warmer world by over one degree
But what can I do, little ’ole me
Against raging storms and the rising sea?
Make a simple mantra, “Just One Less”,
Subject your choices to this key test
Science has laid any doubts to rest
Carbon reduction is our shared quest.
Ask not what your earth can do for you
All must change … not just the few
Here’s ten ideas to give you a clue
Make the commitment & see it through.
One less dirty, polluting motor
Make your car an electric dream.
One less trip to Costa Melanoma
Take a break from the flying machine.
One less digit on the thermostat
Put a jumper on, it won’t feel polar
One less kiloWatt hour on your bill
Source energy from the wind and solar.
One less device glowing, unused
Turn it off when there’s no good reason
One less mile from field to fork
Buy it local and in season.
One less easy takeaway binned
Eat what you buy, don’t throw it away
One less steak and bovine burp
Helps keep climate change at bay.
One less visit to shop at the mall
Buy less stuff and recycle instead
One less birth pushing up the numbers
This is the truth that cannot be said.