We are the environment

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Read the following quotations (pay attention to their dates as well, they are quite revealing!)
Which one(s) do you like the most? Why?  Why do you think the dates (when mentioned) are revealing? 
 
Man shapes himself through decision that shape his environment.Rene Dubos
 
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.  – Henry David Thoreau
 
Modern technology
Owes ecology
An apology.

Alan M. Eddison
 
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. – Native American Proverb
 
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
 
And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy all his food in one place and He could save that which was good to eat in the refrigerator and throw away that which had no further use.  And soon the earth was covered with plastic bags and aluminum cans and paper plates and disposable bottles and there was nowhere to sit down or walk, and Man shook his head and cried:  "Look at this Godawful mess." – Art Buchwald, 1970
 
The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages. – Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, États et empires de la lune, 1656
 
When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves. – David Orr
 
Will urban sprawl spread so far that most people lose all touch with nature? Will the day come when the only bird a typical American child ever sees is a canary in a pet shop window? When the only wild animal he knows is a rat – glimpsed on a night drive through some city slum? When the only tree he touches is the cleverly fabricated plastic evergreen that shades his gifts on Christmas morning? Frank N. Ikard, North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, Houston, March 1968

How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?Charles A. Lindbergh, Reader's Digest, November 1939

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Read the following excerpt and answer the following questions:

What are the lines that make you understand that the white man’s approach to nature is different from the native’s?
What are the lines that somehow anticipate the terrible climatic changes and natural disasters our era is witnessing?
What are the lines that make you understand how little man is compared to nature’s majesty and power?
What is the line that makes you understand that the white man has been blind as to the possible retaliation of nature?
Chief Seattle’s words become very melancholic at a certain point of the passage.  When? Why?
His words are deprived of any hatred towards the white man, who deprived his people of their dignity and their living sap.  Why? Where do you detect this absence of anger or hatred?  What feeling(s) do you think ooze from Chief Seattle’s words?

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Excerpts From Chief Seattle's Famous Speech to President Franklin Pierce

In 1854, the United States Government aggressively offered to buy 2 million acres of land occupied by native people in the Northwest. Below is a translation of excerpts from Chief Seattle's (Chief Sealth) reply to President Franklin Pierce in December of that year. His speech has been described as one of the most beautiful and prophetic statements on the environment ever made. Why?

chiefseattle"The Great Chief in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land. The Great Chief also sends us words of friendship and good will. This is kind of him, since we know he has little need of our friendship in return. But we will consider your offer. How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and sparkle of the water, how can you buy them ?Every part of this earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clearing, and every humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people. The sap which courses through the trees carries the memories of the red man. So, when the Great Chief in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land, he asks much of us…"
"This we know: All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. But we will consider your offer to go to the reservation you have for my people. We will live apart, and in peace…."
"If we agree, it will be to secure the reservation you have promised.
There, perhaps, we may live out our brief days as we wish. When the last red man has vanished from the earth, and his memory is only the shadow of a cloud moving across the prairie, these shores and forests will still hold the spirits of my people. For they love this earth as the newborn loves its mother's heartbeat. So, if we sell our land, love it as we've loved it. Care for it as we have cared for it. Hold in your mind the memory of the land as it is when you take it. And preserve it for your children…"

wseattlebThis Eco Glossary may prove to be useful to you, should you want to investigate the environmental issue a bit further.
 
http://www.childrenoftheearth.org/eco-glossary.htm
 
Now I would like you to learn a bit more about Severn Suzuki, an environmental activist, scientist and speaker.  She was just a young adolescent when she started campaigning for the environment, this means young people can make a difference if they speak out and make the world hear their voices.  This post gives you a voice too.  Exploit it if you wish. 

Environmental activist, scientist and speaker

She Severn Suzuki spoke to the UN at the age of 12. Watch the videoclip from Youtube.  I am attaching the file of her speech, so that you can refer to it should you encounter any difficulties. 

Address to the Plenary Session

What are the most “moving” moments in her speech?  What do you notice about the listeners’ facial expressions?

Now read what Severn Suzuki wrote after all those years.
 

a few years after

In what way do you think her state of mind and her approach to mankind have changed?  Do you think her words reveal pessimism for our future?  Do you think she has lost faith in the possibilities of a better future for mankind?  Support your answers with evidence from the text. 

severnbookHPShe claims something terrible, that unfortunately I too see in some of my young students: “generation is becoming increasingly disconnected from the natural world”.  This explains why every year I try to sensitize my students (YOU!) to a more self-conscious approach to nature.  Some of them (YOU) see me as a tedious freak: I am in favour of vegetarianism, I always recycle, I never litter, I use eco-friendly household detergents (they cost more, but they protect you and the environment), I cycle whenever I can, I walk and I recycle whatever I can, though I would love to get better at it, I avoid plastic bags, I am going to stop buying water in plastic bottles, I run my dishwasher and washing machine full load and at night time, I never leave the tap running when I brush my teeth and when I take a shower I save as much water as I can.  Am I a freak for this?  No, I just love nature and thus I try to respect it.  But then at school I see students littering all the time.  We have a wonderful park, but they litter Coke cans, water bottles, cigarette butts.  The funny part is that there are dustbins everywhere, yet, some do not use them.  Why?  If you reprimand them, they rarely listen.  If you oblige them to clean up, then some of their parents complain, because students should not be forced to clean, there are janitors meant for that.   What’s happening to parents?  Aren’t they able to parent any longer? Of course, this does not involve everybody, but I would like to read your comments about these observations of mine.

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Severn Suzuki emphasises the fact that “real environmental change depends on us” and we must act straightaway.  Postponing direct action to safeguard our environment is an act of irresponsibility we cannot afford any longer.  I am childless and I feel worried more than friends who have three kids.  Am I overreacting or are they blind?  Isn’t there a way in between?  In what way do you think you can reduce your carbon footprint (that is your impact on the environment)?

I hope this first post will help you become more responsible.  As Gandhi said many years ago, "We must become the change we want to see."

Young people (YOU) are just incredible in their (YOUR) potentials.  You can make a difference.  Severn Suzuki decided to travel a long distance to deliver a speech before worldwide leaders.  I am asking you to “rap your way” in support of the environment.  The following rap uses foul language perhaps to reinforce the idea of anger or to echo most rappers who generally use “abusive” language.  Looking forward to listening and watching you rap. (TASK ONE)

Now stretch your imagination and write through the “eyes” of a natural element.  Be a wave, an eagle, a stone, a raindrop and let me/us hear your voice.  It could be about your daily life, it could be about the changes you have experienced over years or even centuries, it could be about your anger for being neglected, exploited, it could be….. unleash your creativity, I’ve prodded you enough!  Mine will follow shortly, do not worry.  Your homework is my homework, so I will do this TASK TWO myself, as usual.

Some of you may have already watched the following video.  I find the “poetic” journey of a plastic bag quite pertinent to TASK TWO.  It may help you understand what giving voice to voiceless objects or elements mean.
This short film by American director Ramin Bahrani traces the epic, existential journey of a plastic bag searching for its lost maker, the woman who took it home from the store and eventually discarded it. Along the way, it encounters strange creatures, experiences love in the sky, grieves the loss of its beloved maker, and tries to grasp its purpose in the world.  In the end, the wayward plastic bag wafts its way to the ocean, into the tides, and out into the Pacific Ocean trash vortex — a promised nirvana where it will settle among its own kind and gradually let the memories of its maker slip away.

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55 risposte a We are the environment

  1. anonimo scrive:

    Marini Sara

    The quotation i like the most is this one
    And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy all his food in one place and He could save that which was good to eat in the refrigerator and throw away that which had no further use.  And soon the earth was covered with plastic bags and aluminum cans and paper plates and disposable bottles and there was nowhere to sit down or walk, and Man shook his head and cried:  "Look at this Godawful mess." – Art Buchwald, 1970

    Because i know for sure that the humuan being try always to pass the buck to someone else if there is a bad situation, but when ther's a good one,oh we are the best in the world!!!
    About the date i can say that we are always the same people (even before 1970..)

    The speech to the president Pierce in 1854 is one of the most beautiful statements on the envioronment maybe because
    he tried to explain that the place where we live is what we are, what we (should) take care.But it is a sort of premonition too because he said that "all things are connected" so if we use what we have in a bad manner ( as now) one day that things will come back against us (ozone hole, desertification trouble with the pollution ecc..will be a very big problem for US!!)

    Suzuki's speech
     I think that she started immediately with the heart of the matter, and this is very important..
    I like the moment when she said she is afraid of going out because she wanted to let know how big the problem is.
    I like when she talked about the herds of wild animals (and now i'm wondering if my children could see them too), when she said "please stop breaking the problem!" because she knew how much  real that situation is.
    At last i like the moment when she talked about do something all together because we all together are the cause of what the world has became…
    But i think it's important that a 12 years old girl can see this,can speak like this, it's very important because we,young, can cooperate for a change.
    Some listener were amazed of the girl's emphasis, other were nodding and understand what she was talking about, other were thinking "what the hell is she doing?she is only a teenager and all this speech will soon be herad all over the world,we have to stop her!!", other were just indifferent and they were thinking that is was a waste of time.
    But some cried…

    THE YOUNG CAN'T WAIT
    Here she continues to affirm that WE can chage the world and we have to!
    In my opinion she is not so pessimistic because she hardly hopes for a change and of course she doesn't lost her faith for a better future!! 
    She change her state of mind in the sens that now she knows how difficult is change (when she was a child she though that if only we want somethings we could do it) and now she think that  "we are learning that what we wanted for our future when we were 12 was idealistic and naive."
    So now she has more realistic ideas..

    I think i can reduce my carbon footprint using energy-saving bulbs, eco products, recycling, don't waste thing and use things till they end (for example cream jar or food)

    stretch your imagination and write through the “eyes” of a natural element.

    the stream

    I am the stream
    that once quench your thirst
    that watered your beasts.
    The stream 
    where you could srub your clothes
    the stream
    you have had respect.
    I used to run so fast 
    between pebble and watherfalls
    there was life 
    all around me.
    Bird and fish
    kept me company.

    Now i'm floaning slowly
    i'm the carrier of your dirt
    plastic, oil and rubbish
    they look like jellyfish
    but they are not alive.
    Bottles and batteries
    cans and caps
    waving plastig bags
    are in my riverbad.
    The children no longer 
    wollow inside of me
    'cause you, mothers
    say i'm ugly and dirty!
    but…
    Is really my fault?
    I'm too tired to complain
    between 150 years
    i won't be there
    but you will
    and i'm just wondering
    Will you be angry with your self?
    Or will you pass the buck
    to someone else?

  2. anonimo scrive:

    LAWN

    I'm an expanse of lawn.

    I hate when you step on me,

    when you cut me

    with that strange device,

    when you rip the flowers that are on me.

    Have you ever thought that maybe we were friends?

    Don't you care about a lawn relationship?

     

    The only things that I love

    is the sun in the early morning

    kissing me softly,

    the gentle touch of the rain,

    the perfumed flowers growing on me.

     

    So please,

    let me live in peace

    without your disgusting feet

    destroying me!


    MY RAP

    The Earth is hating us

    for the greenhouse gas,

    so the only thing

    is reducing.

    Reduce plastic stuff

    that pollutes too much,

    recycle lots of things

    just to live more quietly.

    So for you ealth

    try not to be so careless.

    Perissinotti Elena 2H

  3. anonimo scrive:

    (trough the eyes ofa natural element)
    “Everyone will die”

    I am a sunflower
    a
    poor flower that is no longer able to live …
    I'm going to die because of the air and water,
    yup, those two things which are essential for me.
    The fault is all yours, stupid and selfish people!
    You are destroying the essential…
    The essential for all living beings,
    the essentials for you all!
    You do not notice it, but as the time has come for me to die for your mistakes,
    will for you too ..
    and not so late as you think.
    Future generations will die for the problems you are creating …
    I waste my last breath, although I know it will be useless,
    to tell you to do something
    to revive this environment, which like me is going away. 

    Sara Grande =)

  4. anonimo scrive:

    We can make things better

    We are preparing for the future which we hope will be ok
    We can make things better everyday.
    We can make things better and keep this planet green
    Let' s do it there is so much to be clear.
    We can make things better just give the earth a hand
    We can make things better I think we can.
    This earth is our home
    We should help her.
    Everyone together, let' s make the earth free
    Everyone together, it's time to make it real.

    Corsunov Iulia 2-H

     

  5. anonimo scrive:

    Marini Sara , Ruan Monica , Grande Sara , Perosa Noemi

    Fucking fur

    hey made
    do you really want to live
    without paper
    without water
    without animals
    what will happened
    what will happened when
    your child
    asks you
    hey daddy

    can ou please tell me
    what's a tiger?
    what's an elephant?
    and you will say
    sorry darling
    i've killed both of them
    but look
    that's your new fur coat
    do you like it??
    and she will say yes
    yes daddy of course i like it!!!
    but she won't be proud of you
    because you have killed all her favourite animals
    there will be a day
    when she came home
    and tells you
    hey daddy
    thank you for your present
    nononono
    hey daddy thank you to have killed all the tiger and all the elephant just because of this fucking fur
     

  6. anonimo scrive:

    THE TRAVELLING SHAMROCK
    Why am I lying here?
    Why did they bring me here?
    I don't belong to this place
    Ireland is my homeland
    I want to be free
    I want to spread out my leaves
    and be stirred by the wind.
    If only I could get back home
    and hold my friends tight for the last time…
    Why did you abuse me?
    I am uprooted, rootless
    What did you stand to gain by it?
    You are the reason for my misery
    You don't care about anything
    You used me as a stupid ornament
    and then threw me away.
    Someone picked me up and brought me here.
    You have no idea of what I had gone through!
    I had been jostled, trampled, crushed
    and then replanted in this foreign soil.
    My owner thought it would have been the same
    but I am an expatriate,
    I've lost the touch with the soil
    and I am not able to take root here.
    The ground is filled with pesticides
    The air I breathe is polluted
    Poison flows in my veins.
    If only I could die in peace
    If only humans didn't exist
    Imagine what the world would be like!
    So, please, take care of the Earth,
    take care of yourself.
    Save your planet
    save yourself
    save the shamrocks.

    Alessia Bragagnolo 2^H

  7. anonimo scrive:

    Ruan Monica 2H
    Panda
    I’m alone

    I’m closed
    in
     a fence
    I can no longer jump
    where are my friends?
    Where is my family?
    I was free
    In my woods
    with
     my trees

    I played
    I played …
    what sense does it play on your own tape now?
    I played
    Then slowly they took everything
    there was no shadow
    there was no grass …
    only the ground!
    then I saw someone
    men, human being
    with something in the hands
    a shot … and my mom was gone.
    then  they took me
    and they bring me here
    other human
    that are always watching me
    they  have something in their hands
    that blinds me for a few seconds
    they feel sorry for me
    why do not they understan that is just their fault
    If i’m here??

  8. anonimo scrive:

    Trough the eyes of a tree
    I am an oak-tree and I live along the edge of a road that two years ago has become one of the busiest province road of Milan.
    Some times ago the life for me was simply perfect and happy: in summer my branches were full of birds that come to sing and to do theire ness, in autumn I was happy to see childrens playing with my dried leaves before I fell in my long peacefully winter sleep, and in spring I was excited to wake-up in the good season with the light and the air full of flowers.
    But unfortunately these are only memories for me.
    Now in all year round there are only cars that shot fast along the road.
    When it rains, the water that one time refreshed and thirsted me, now is burning my roots and making dirty my crown because of the gas emitted by cars. In addition to this I feel lonely and sad because my friends birds haven't come back frightened by the noise. Mums don't allow theire childrens to play under my arms because it's no longer a safe place.
    And all this is the result of the pollution. The human being is changing the future damaging others.

    Pollution 
    Pollution is a problem we must repair
    For everyone who lives here, it is not just fair
    I don't mean to sound like a country hick
    But seeing all the plants die makes me sick.
    Sorry Earth, we are destroying you
    We are doing things bad for you.

  9. anonimo scrive:

    Trough the eyes of a tree
    I am an oak-tree and I live along the edge of a road that two years ago has become one of the busiest province road of Milan. Some times ago the life for me was simply perfect and happy: in summer my branches were full of birds that come to sing and to do theire ness, in autumn I was happy to see childrens playing with my dried leaves before I fell in my long peacefully winter sleep, and in spring I was excited to wake-up in the good season with the light and the air full of flowers. But unfortunately these are only memories for me. Now in all year round there are only cars that shot fast along the road. When it rains, the water that one time refreshed and thirsted me, now is burning my roots and making dirty my crown because of the gas emitted by cars. In addition to this I feel lonely and sad because my friends birds haven't come back frightened by the noise. Mums don't allow theire childrens to play under my arms because it's no longer a safe place. And all this is the result of the pollution. The human being is changing the future damaging others.

    Pollution
    Pollution is a problem we must repair
    For everyone who lives here, it is not just fair
    I don't mean to sound like a country hick But seeing all the plants die makes me sick.
    Sorry Earth, we are destroying you
    We are doing things bad for you.

    Del Pup Elisa 

  10. anonimo scrive:

    ROSSANA SOLARI 2^H
    Darkness and then light.
    Suddenly the coldness has gone away.
    Now the breeze that a moment ago
    was frightening freezing
    has let me free.
    The sunlight is so warm and friendly.
    This is the start of a new day,
    but it is different from all the other ones.
    Today I will start my transformation.

               Here I am, the perfect spot.
    I'm tired but I've done it.
    This branch will be my home, my hold.

              Now, I've spinned my cocoon all around me…
    It's perfect… I will just close my eyes
    and dream what I will be…
    Who knows? I saw my friends,
    they had wings. Will I have wings?
    I hope.

              Darkness and then light.
    A Ray of Light.
    Now the feeling of that frightening freezing
    breeze it is like meeting
    an old good friend.
    But then…
    I die.
    A Hand has died away my hopes.

     

  11. anonimo scrive:

    Hi, I am an oyster. I live attached to a very dark rock, dark because of the oil. But despite all, my family, all my family was taken away to be sold for a huge price in the fish market. They took away my sister, she was a real pearl, in fact when they opened her they cheered.
    Everyday i filter through my shell a lot of polluted water and oil. I can assure you it doesn't taste good. I am alone in this piece of ocean, yes I am well protected but alone. Around the world we begin to be less and less and our cost is increasing. But I am not glad of this. I would like to stop this but afterall I am just an oyster in its shell attached to his black rock and I can't change the world

  12. anonimo scrive:

    I always forget to sign my comments, damn.

    the last was mine.

    Elena Ghersetti

  13. anonimo scrive:

    Pezzutti Alessia 2H
    RAP
    Now, there's climate change
    but we could begin to change it
    Everything is so polluted
    from water to air

    Polluted by our carbon footprints,
    our way so stupid to produce energies,
    we could respect the environment
    recycling or using eco-friendly products

    Biomaxes and renewable sources
    seem a wind blow
    'cause they're so far to us

    Hey, hey put your hands up for nature
    hey, hey put your hands up to respect the environment
    hey, hey put your hands up for the progress

    Plastic is everywhere in the Ocean too
    Paper kills so many trees too
    and greenhouse effect hit our Planet too

    Today and yesterday are unforgettable
    and effects are undeniable
    but it's worth cleaning beaches, seas like a stream
    for the new generation

    hey, hey ( … )

  14. anonimo scrive:

    If you're about to throw away
    that plastic bag
    think of it twice and pick it up!
    And think about Mother Nature
    and what we've put her through!

    The Earth's crying
    The Earth's dying
    And you're still whining.
    Recycling!

    Recycling against pollution,
    That's the solution!

    What's that smell?
    Is it hell?
    Smog so thick
    that sometimes
    I can taste it.

    The  Earth's crying
    The Earth's dying
    And you're still whining.
    Recycling!

    Recycling against pollution,
    That's the solution!

    I pick up the trash and I save the trees,
    Don't ask me questions,
    just plant your seeds.
    CO2
    it's something true.
    We can't deny
    the hole in the sky.

    The  Earth's crying
    The Earth's dying
    And you're still whining.
    Recycling!

    Recycling against pollution,
    That's the solution!

    And Earth doesn' have nine lives
    like cats do!
    And Earth doesn't have nine lives
    like cats do!

    Solari Rossana, Bragagnolo Alessia,
    De Piero Lara, Pavan Sara

  15. anonimo scrive:

    Pezzutti Alessia 2H

    "Hello? Is there anything?I'm here,
    I'm underground, I'm a tree-seed.
     – Oh, I'm growing up
    I can see the sun and the world,
    I'm not alone: there are different genre
    of anything: flowers, animals …
    I really like the world!
     – But what is happening?
    Why is becoming the Earth a desert?
    Hey, don't cut my tree-friends down!
    I understand: the human being again.
     – Please, save me!
     – I'm awake, but where am I?
    Oh, fortunately I'm not died,
    I'm on a garden, a beautiful garden.
    But why isn't there the grass?
    Yeah, I'm in a greenhouse,
    how hot!
    Finally, I understand greenhouse effect.
    –  A nice family bought me and now,
    I'm in a real garden.
    – Hey, don't throw it to the ground!
    The plastic bag won't die.
    You should use your personal own bag!
    –  I love the rain, but what is it?
    It isn't like my "old rain",
    it isn't fresh, free and clean.
    Oh, I understand: it's acid rain,
    human beings again.
    –  I could go on strike
    and I don't produce fresh air.
    No, I can't, I'm too old and at the end of the line.
    But, I don't want to be burnt,
    I don't want polluted and produce carbon dioxine.
    I hope for a better world
    Bye.

     

  16. anonimo scrive:

    Cherry tree
     
    It is spring, I was looking forward to it!
    My arms will not be covered in frost or snow for a lot of time.
    Finally, my flowers and my leaves will bloom.
    Yes, because you have to konw that I am a cherry tree
    I have my years, but for us trees
    older we are more beautiful we seem!
    I spend my days listening to: the sounds of the wind, the sound of animals
    and that of humans…
    That’s right… humans are a strange specie. They are all different.
    I like when the children approach during the spring
    because every time their eyes and their mouth opens wide with admiration .
    It also happens with some adults, but not with all.
    Some admire me with the same joy of those children,
    others continue on their way with bored or inespressive face
    but in any case, I’m happy to improve their lives
    with the oxygen and fruit that I produce.
    My grandfather always complained that my enthusiasm
    toward humans, but he has never explained me why.
    His last message, carried by the wind, was:
    “The day when you will understand will come”.
                                                                                                      Pitton Elisa

  17. anonimo scrive:

     

    I am a bird and I can not breathe..
    I see the gray sky.. 

    The air is a big black cloud

    Please stop!

    I can not breathe anymore!

    My eyes are blind, my throat is burninig

    Please Stop..

    I can not breathe!
     
     

    Moisa Elena Gabriela  2^H

  18. anonimo scrive:

    I'M A BUTTERFLY.

    WE JUST BREATHING POLLUTED AIR,

    MY FRIEND DYING FOR THIS

    AND I CAN NOT HELP THEY,

    BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE THE STRENGTH
    TO FLY…

    EVERYDAY I SEE STUPID PEOPLE THAT POLLUTE THE AIR,

    AND THEY DO THIS JUST FOR  MONEY,BUT THEY DON'T KNOW,

    THAT ONE DAY THEY WILL REGRET IT.

    PLEASE DON'T POLLUTE THE ENVIRONMENT

    BECAUSE IT'S THE ONLY OPTION TO SURVIVAL!!!

    Gjoka Antonela 2°H

  19. anonimo scrive:

    Nadin Annagiulia cl. 2H
    TASK TWO:
    Only the space
     
    Only cement, plastic and sadness…all is dead…I’ ve never felt like dying so much… 
    My happy memories continue pursuing me and my hurt is every day more and more wounded…
    Everything began many and many years ago when I was only a little vapor drop come out of the see: I was so excited to see the world! As time goes by I became a beautiful white cloud…and I had the same enthusiasm as at the beginning of my life. I used to travel a lot and I never stopped seeing new things: the Sahara desert; the Niagara waterfalls; the cloud forest…Every day I discovered new hidden corners and I met new people. I learned the meaning of happiness, friendship and love…It was beautiful seeing humans and animals moving along like ants. Children ran on the lawns, played hide and seek between bushes  and flew their coloured kites. Animals were in peaceful in their habitat; vegetation was rich and luxuriant: there were plants of every types with different colours and scents. I’m sure it was the Eden; it was too good to be true!
    Then things changed… 
    Humans began clearing forests, building skyscrapers and “filling” every green spot with asphalt. Now what I saw moving along were only cars. Children didn’t go out any more, because they sit on the sofa in front of a bewitched box now. Animals were captured to become laboratory/test animals. They weren’t killed for hunger or survival instinct, they were killed only for fun/amusement. Moreover humans discovered a new material: plastic. This was the weapon which would have killed the world…In a short time the Earth was covered by rubbish. There were more and more factories and the air became polluted. The sun was hidden by a permanent dark smoke. Later the hope began disappearing too, buried by rubbish and darkened by the black mantel… 
    Now I’m not white any more.
    Now I’m not enthusiastic/thrilled any more.
     Now I see only the space…  
     
     

  20. anonimo scrive:

    Nadin Annagiulia cl. 2H
    Shake it up!
    Let’s leave some blue up above us
    Let’s leave some green on the ground
    It’s only ours to borrow
    Let’s save some for tomorrow
    Leave it and pass it on down
    Shake it up!
    Shake it up!
    Shake it up!
    Shake it up!
    We can make the difference: it’s up to you and me
    Care for the environment and live in harmony
    We can make the difference: just lend a helping hand
    We can make the difference, yes we can!
    Shake it up!
    Shake it up!
    Shake it up!
    Shake it up!
    This earth is our home: we should help our fellow-man
    Everyone together…giving all the help we can
    We must stop pollution: is the motto we should live
    Those of us who have so much: it’s time we learn to live
    Shake it up!
    Shake it up!
    Shake it up!
    Shake it up!
    From Brazil to Africa, to the islands of the seas
    Rainforests will disappear, ‘cause they’re cutting down the trees
    And every second another acre’s cut down
    It’s up to us to stop the chain-saw and start turning things around
    Shake it up!
    Shake it up!
    Shake it up!
    Shake it up!
    There’s so much that can be done
    with support from everyone
    We can save our planet: let’s do it, we know how
    And the time to act is now
    Shake it up!
    Shake it up!
    Shake it up!
    Shake it up!

  21. anonimo scrive:

    I am a leaf. I was born in Spring in a wonderful wood.

    My sisters and I were so happy there! I met a lot of creatures, my best friends was a horrific butterfly, in her wings there were all the colours I knew.

    Every day the Sun wakes me up. I like the Sun. I have talked a lot with him. I have always thought that he was very lucky: he has seen so many things in his long life! He told me that there are wonders around the world that he is never tired to see. But he also told me that the world wasn't entirely as quiet, as beautiful as our wood. I didn't believed him. He explained me that there were strange creatures who lived in the world who were called humans. They walked on theyr feet and move around noisely, spoiling everything Mother Nature has created. Again, I dind't believed him. How could exist creatures that ruined all that wonderful world?

    My life went on and on: my friend the Sun warmed me up every day, the sweet Summer Rain refreshed me and I loved the smell of the dew.

    But the weather started to change: it became colder and colder and every day the wind blew stronger. I realised that that was the end of my life. It was so sad… I had spent an whole life hanged there, on my safe brench. If only I have seen more of the world!

    With all the strenght that I had I detached myself from the brench and started my journey around the world.

    I discovered that beyond the wood there was a huge clearing. On the horizon I could see strange things: now I know they are called building and that they are made out of cement, but at that time the view of those huge monsters scared me to death.

    Little by little I understand more adout the world and about those strange humans.

    I had to admit that I saw wonderful things, as the Sun has told me, but other things made me sad.

    I saw an enormeus patch of plastic in the Pacific Ocean, litres and litres of petroleum running out of a tanker.

    I flew to strange city: is name is Chernobyl. There are no animals there and the few trees I have found are sick. They sadly told me that there was a time when they were happy when thw wind blew and caressed them, but now… now this wind is sick.

    There was a hospital nearby: I saw chldren in bads with pale, skinny faces and I saw the pain in theyr relatives eyes. It was terrible.

    In a moment I realised that that world wasn't the one I had imagined.

    Now my journey is come to an and. I only wish I could be a human beings, one of those strange creature who are too ignorant to understand what they are doing, only for teaching them something about nature. But I am only a leaf.

  22. anonimo scrive:

    Sara Pavan

  23. anonimo scrive:

    Task two        
               
    TREE’S THINKING
     
    I am a tree and I am part of a big wood in the mountains . I am proud to be a tree because together with my brothers,  I contribute to better the air quality, trapping the smog and producing oxygen . Besides thanks to our strong roots we protect mountain villages, towns and streets by the fall of  rocks and by avalanches . Thanks to our crowns we can restrict the soil erosion .
    I can see a lot of  tourist in the wood around me  coming there to enjoy the beauty and the quietness of the place .
    I love observing people when they go trekking : they relax , plunge in to the nature and respect it .
    Sometimes some children arrive and climb on my branches and I feel happy to hug them in my arms. But sometimes I feel wounded when somebody enjoys engraving one’ s name on my bark .
    There is another reason way I think to be important and it is the role that I have in my wood . Animals consider me and brothers their house . For example owls and squirrels sleep in the hollows of my trunk, other creatures like deer and wild boars find a good shelter where hide themselves from hunters in my wood .
    A thing that makes me happy is the presence of some people who take care of our health .
    However I feel deeply, sad when these people choose to cut down some of us .
    I know this is a positive thing in fact in this way it is possible to assure the natural renewal and the balance of the wood – ecosystem . I know that when they cut us down, our life is not truly at the end, but it only changes shape : thanks to our wood human beings can build houses furniture or get paper.
    If someone cut me down  I’d like to become an exercise book and help children to learn , or it would be fantastic to become a book to spread the knowledge to everybody . But I know that reality is another most of us will become only firewood .
    In spite of everything I consider myself very lucky  . I have just seen a nearly wood being completely cut down in a few days to build a big hotel .
    Finally I have only a question for human beings: “ what will you make when the natural resources  will be exhausted because of you ? ”
                   
                                                                                                                                           Coletto Lisa 2H

  24. anonimo scrive:

    Task one 
     
    IF I WERE….
     
    If I were a delegate
    at the next summit date
    I ‘d be proud to defend
    our planet till the end.
    I ‘d scream to every government
    that we need a strong solution
    to reduce pollution.
     
    If I were a shopping bag
    of a shop-alcoholic lady
    I ‘d say “it’s fantastic “
    Not to be made of plastic.
     
    In my mind I think pollution
    Is not a good solution.
     
    If I were a super car
    always gliding near and far
    I would be a gas electric
    and not run on petrol synthetic.
     
    If I were a crafty cat
    waiting for the daily food
    I’d prefer to eat only rats
    Rather than ogm and fats.
     
    In my mind I think pollution
    is not a good solution.
     
    If I were an ocean fish
    I’d envy a pour goldfish
    swimming in its little bowl
    instead of floating dead
    on the Pacific Vortex.
     
    If I were a bird
    flying around the world
    I ‘d like to breath pure air
    of an earth clean and fair.
     
    At the end of my rap song
    I would say to the others
    That to find a good solution
    We must fight against pollution
     
                                                                                                                                         Coletto Lisa 2H
     

  25. anonimo scrive:

    The quotation

    The quotation that I like more is the second, because I think that it is like a joke but that quotation tells us that men are damaging the environment of the earth but luckily the won't damage the sky! So the quotation says that luckily something, like the sky, won't never be damaged by human beings. I think that dates are revealing because it shows us that there have always been problems with the environment.

    Chief Seattle's speech

    Reading this speech we understand that the white man's approach to nature is different from native's because white man thinks that the earth belongs to the man so they can sell land, house and territories and native man think that man belongs to the earth. I think that the lines that anticipate the terrible climatic changes and natural disasters our era is witnessing are the lines that tell " whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth". I understand how little man is compared to nature's majesty and power in the lines that tell " man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it so whatever he does to the web, he does to himself". White man has been blind as to the possible retaliation of nature because he thinks that earth belongs to him so he thinks that he can do whatever he want with it, but he is wrong because he does not understand that if he do something wrong to the nature, his children will be suffering. Chief Seattle's words become very melancholic when he try to explain with metaphor that if men doing something wrong now, they are only making a bad future for their sons! I think that Chief Seattle's words are deprived of any hatred towards the white man because he and the native man are tired of white man's behaviour and they know that is difficult change their ideas about the environment, so I think that they are trying to make them understand how the environment important is. I think that Chief Seattle is sorry about this situation and he's a bit worried about the future.

    Severn Suzuki's speech

    I think that the most "moving" moments in her speech were when she told that we are a big family, when she said that we had to share things and when she made the example of the child that lives in the streets of Brazil. I think that her speech was touching because she had got the courage to tell to the world the truth! All the listeners were intent, touched, amazed and surprised that a 12-years-old girl could tell that things! I think that Severn Suzuki's state of mind have changed because she becomes more grown-up and more mature, she understand many things, for example she understand that sometimes ( many times) people talk, tell, says things and promised things that they would never do. She understands that if we want a better future we have to act before it's too late! So she hasn't lost faith in the possibilities of a better future for mankind but she thinks that if we want a better future we have to work together!

    (TASK ONE)

    Rap Song

    Paper, plastic and glass

    they want to be apart

    they don't like lying on the grass

    they want to be apart

    Rabbit, dog and cat

    they want to run around

    around a beautiful tree

    a tree away from glass

    Unluckily, unluckily the tree is surrounded

    leaves are burning

    dog is running

    running away

    away of danger the danger of a tree

    that was surrounded

    surrounded by rubbish

    rubbish rubbish

    human's rubbish

    the world is rubbish

    you must apart rubbish!

    Rit. Paper, plastic and glass

    they want to be apart

    they don't like lying on the grass

    they want to be apart

    Last night I was in a park

    and even it was dark

    I saw a plastic bag

    entangled in an animal leg

    I try to free the poor thing

    but it started to run in a ring

    I wasn’t able to release it

    so I called my friend to catch it

    so please don’t leave your rubbish along the park path

    or you will arise my wrath!

    Rit. Paper, plastic and glass

    they want to be apart

    they don't like lying on the grass

    they want to be apart

    Now we live in Junkies Cities

    Would you really live like this?

    Would you really have grey cities, grey houses and grey eyes?

    Walking up with pollution instead of sun

    walking with traffic instead of run

    Junkie streets, Junkie hearts, junkie lives.

    Would you really live like this?

    Rit. Paper, plastic and glass

    they want to be apart

    they don't like lying on the grass

    they want to be apart!!!

    (Valentina Porro, Elisabetta Rossetti and Elena Ghersetti)

     

    (TASK TWO)

    Hi guys! I’m Fred and I’m a tree. I want to use this space to tell you how I fell now and how difficult is being a tree. I’m happy to be a tree, I like that many birds come to my arms and start singing the songs of the moment (there is one called “ John the redbreast” that sings like Bob Marley). My favourite season is summer because the sun shines all the days and I became the most suntanned of all the trees in the park! I don’t like when couples come near me and start carving my poor beautiful skin…Oh beautiful bark! Only to write their stupid names! But now I’m sad and furious because four horrible men had killed my relatives!!! I want to run away, I want to go to my uncle in Africa but I can’t, I can’t fly away, I will remain here for years! I’m exhausted, I don’t like this park any more! Many days ago it was a big and beautiful park with trees, children, mothers, grandparents, guys and toys….But five days ago the mayor had come to the park and had put a notice were there was wrote “ CLOSED”, then two days ago came four men that killed my relatives! The mayor closed the park only because he will build two bigs block of flats! Please guys help me…I cannot speak, I can only write a letter to tell you that you are the future! You can change the world and protect the environment!

    Thanks, Fred the tree.

     

     

     

      

  26. anonimo scrive:

    ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
    Few days ago a shocking calamity
    has devastated the Japan community
    16 thousand people are died
    and other haven't been found
    I think we are all obliged
    to think about it.
    Now the radiations
    are causing damage to the population.
    And then there are emissions and air pollution 
    and it seems there are no solutions.
    We are overwhelmed by sweaping,
    but it seems  everyone is sleeping,
    because nobody worries about that,
    noone considers seriously that  fact  
    the only thing they do is consuming and consuming even more
    until sweaping'll knock their door.
    The problem is big but noone understands it,
    if only we tried to think about it
    if only we did our  bit,
    maybe tomorrow the world will smile again,
    and we will be able to free ourselves from this heavy chain.
    Silvia, Giada, Valentina, Giulia, Lucrezia, Riccardo, Mattia

  27. anonimo scrive:

    il commento sopra è di Valentina Porro

  28. anonimo scrive:

    Which one(s) do you like the most? Why?  Why do you think the dates (when mentioned) are revealing? 
    I like the second one because it makes me think about the fact that if we destroy the Earth, where will we continue to live? In the sky? I think no because surely we will destroy it too sooner or later!
    In this quotation there are no dates, but I may draw a moral: wherever human beings go, they exploit the surrounded resources so much that they would destroy the earth that gives ospitality to them.
     
    His speech has been described as one of the most beautiful and prophetic statements on the environment ever made. Why?
    Because he speaks about the land when he and his people live with all of respect, fondness and love of the world. For them sell a piece of land means give a piece of their nature up, which is a part of their life. And this would be a loss too much big and painful for them. But the white man can’t understand this.
    I have liked these words: “Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth”… For them the earth with her nature is their mother, so they consider them as her sons, and they respect her.
    “So if we sell our land, love it as we’ve loved it”. But white men never will do it.
     
    What are the most “moving” moments in her speech?  What do you notice about the listeners’ facial expressions?
    I think a moving moment in her speech is when she says she could be one of the children living in the Favellas of Rio or a child starving in Somalia or a victim of war in the Middle East or a beggar in India. I think it is important that a girl of 12 years old realizes that she could be born in a poor country and that she is lucky… often I think about it too and I thank God for being born in Italy and in a family like mine.
    Another touching moment is when she says to parents that they can’t comfort their children by saying "everyting's going to be alright', "we're doing the best we can" and "it's not the end of the world" anymore because the way in which the world is going on doesn’t permit to say these sentences.
    While Severn is talking the listeners listen to her with attention, nearly surprised that a teenager could say so many important and moving words. And I think they wonder to themselves: “how stupid and disrespectful are we?”
     
    In what way do you think her state of mind and her approach to mankind have changed?  Do you think her words reveal pessimism for our future?  Do you think she has lost faith in the possibilities of a better future for mankind? 
    Now she realizes that 10 years ago she was only a little baby and she looked at the world with the naïve eyes of a baby and it seemed all simple.
    I think she is very pessimist for the future because she looks at the world as there is nothing more to do. For she the world is going to destroy and die because of the people who live in the earth, the unrespectful and selfish people.
    As I have written before, I think she doesn’t believe in a resumption of the environment, maybe she hopes it for the generation that will come after we.
    I think she has taken offence at the mankind because she has understood that not all the people of the world care about the environment that surrounds them, so they continue to pollute an to destroy it, but not all of them.
     
    Why?
    I think that some of the parents don’t care about how their sons behave: it is enough that they don’t create problems to their parents, then they can do whatever they want. But it isn’t a good teaching because when adolescent will grow. They will teach to their children the same things that they have learnt from their father and mother and so on… so the world sooner or later will be inhabited by selfish and unrespectful people, a bit like nowadays.
     
    TASK TWO
     
    I couldn’t wait to be born, I was so excited! At last I would have seen the World, the famous planet Earth… I wonder how She could have been, what colour would have been She, who already lived there… I was sure I would have liked the Earth because She would have became my new home, I imagined She would have welcomed me with a huge hug, but…
    Now I’m here, I’m a beautiful cherry tree with lots of pink, soft flowers on my branches, but my beauty here is wasted: I live who knows where, in an enormous city full of cars, people, houses, shopping centres, buses, trains… when I was born I couldn’t breathe and my kindled eyes of joy and happiness were put out by the dark of the sky… the air wasn’t clean as I had imagined, the sky wasn’t neither limpid nor without storm clouds and the rain wasn’t pure… everything that surrounded me was noisy, even the wind which transported all the pollution that human beings produced with their stupid cars, industries and means of transport…
    And now? now I’m living in the same way, perhaps even worse… what is the sense of my life here? If I had known that the Earth was in this way, I think I wouldn’t have wanted to be born… If only I could do something to improve the situation… but what can a tree do?  Nothing… yes, I produce the oxygen, but this is my job… If only I could communicate with humans…
    Now is coming the same old dog with its same old owner to relieve itself on my delicate trunk…
    But it doesn’t care… because I close my eyes and I imagine my own beautiful world, in where I would have lived since forever… it is covered everywhere by grass, full of plants and trees… there are animals and human beings that live respecting the environment… If only it would be real…
     
    Giulia Girardi

  29. anonimo scrive:

     Hey, you
    Why don't you try to reduce Co2???
    Maybe you don’t care
    But there are ones who hope no extinction for the polar bear.
    I know, you don’t pay attention
    But every second people practice deforestation
    And while we don't try to deny the hole in the sky
    Some wonderful animals die
    So please establish yourself a limit
    If we combine our forces we will win it
    Otherwise, later or soon,
    You will live on the moon. 

                      honchar maria

  30. anonimo scrive:

    SOMETHING YOU CAN CHANGE
     
    Think how many days
    That you can change;
    Think about the animals
    That you can save;
    Consider how puppies
    You can make survive.
     
    Rit.So stop the insanity
    Stop the ecocide;
    A part of nature is dying.
     
    Think how many trees
    We are going to eradicate;
    Think about the forests
    That we are destroying;
    Think how many rivers
    That we are diverting.
     
    Threatened creatures, dirty seas
    And polluted atmosphere.
    Climate change and melting glaciers
    Are the background of this slowly death.
     
    So stop the ecocide,
    or will be to late.
     
    Think of our future
    Think of our child.
    They will have a shit life.
     
    Face the reality,
    don’t look back yourself.
    But face the future
    With a kind of courage.
    Don’ t fork out money in stupid things .
    But use the best abilities
    To save the environment
    this would be thousand times more efficient.
     
    Rit.So stop the insanity, stop the ecocide
    Stop the indifference, stop the suicide.
    I want a new future with animals and rights.
     
                                                                                                Emanuele Li Calzi
    If I were fire, I’d burn up the world
     
    If I were fire, I would consume the world;
    If I were wind,  then I would blow it down;
    If I were water, I would make it drown;
    If I were God, t’would to the depths be hurled.
     
    If I were Pope, I’d have a lot of fun
    with how I’d make all Christians work for me;
    If I were emperor, then you’d really see –
    I’d have the head cut off of everyone.
     
    If I were death, then I’d go to my father 
    If I were life, I’d not abide with him 
    And so, and so, would I do to my mother
     
    If I were Cecco – as in fact I am –
    I’d chase the young and pretty girls; to others
    Would I leave the lame or wrinkled dam.
    Cecco Angiolieri.
     
    What a different world Cecco had described! Sure, he was borned a long time ago. But how could the globe been so  awful? Perhaps the writer hated the life.. and so.. whose fault it is? In my opinion, too often we lay the blame on the others; but, is it right? I don’ t think so. Even if we are always blameless. And now think about our  world, our future with a kind of responsibility.  Don’t beat down on the world. It’s our house and without it, we couldn’t had built any home for humankind.
     
    The jellyfish
    Hello friends! I’m a jellyfish. My name is Blue. I’m young, I’m two years old.
    I want to tell you how difficult is being a jellyfish.
    Do you know? We are very sensitive. We love clean water.  We swim in drifts and we head for free oceans and non polluted seas. We are urticant. Recently we are malicious, only because there is no food. No plankton, no organisms. And we are starving. The water is always more polluted; there’s no more oxygen in it.  We labour to breath. We couldn’t see anything. The water is always more dark. We couldn’t find any jellyfriend , and so we are going to vanishing.  And maybe not just us, but the whole marine environment.
    Please humans, you should help us!  We could met us halfway. But please, stop polluting. We are dying.
    We lived in the earth from millions of years.  We want to live again like a long time ago! We want breath, we want see the other species and we want fall in love again. We don’t ask for a lot of things. We are asking only for simple rights. Rights that human being make without problems.. for the time being!
     
                                                                                         Emanuele Li Calzi

  31. anonimo scrive:

    STOP BREAKING THE WORLD

    We have dreamt to seeing green wide lawns
    now we wonder if they will even exist.
    we are afraid to go out in the sun
    because of the pollution
    we are afraid to go for a swimming
    because we don't know what substances are in it.

    Rit.We want to tell you // that there are millions children who are starving
           we want to tell you // that there are countless animals dying
           behind our eyes we are loosing our mind
           we are not thinking about future generations
           and we are damaging our situation

    Our eyes don't see what is happening
    we don't have all the time that we think
    and we don't have the solution for all our problems
    our eyes don't see what is happening

    Rit.We want to tell you // that there are millions children who are starving
           we want to tell you // that there are countless animals dying
           behind our eyes we are loosing our mind
           we are not thinking about future generations
           and we are damaging our situation

    You don't know how to face the pollution
    you don't know how to bring back an animal now extinct
    If you don't know it please STOP BREAKING IT

    BY   SILVIA ZONGARO – VALERIA BIAGIANTI – SERENA RISERVATO

  32. anonimo scrive:

     Every time I go out of my house,
    I see in the city a huge caos;
     
    Take down the pollution,
    This is the solution
    But that’s gonna be a delusion;
     
    Plastics, bottles, paper and other things
    Are always in the streets;
     
    We must recycle and go by bicicle
    We must work together to live in health forever;
     
    Take down the pollution,
    This is the solution!
    Take down the pollution,
     this is the solution!
    Every body in the planet
    must cry : ”wo! I love the environment!”
    I hope this is not just a dream because we are still a team!
     
    Take down the pollution,
    this is the solution!
    Take down the pollution,
    this is the solution!

                                                                                              ARY & YAS  

  33. anonimo scrive:

    TASK TWO

    I am a pine and  I live together with many other trees in a great lawn on top of the mountain.
    I have lost my parents when I was child and now  I live only with my friends.
    I love when the birds come in my branches and they make the nest for theirs pups.
    I love when the wind moves my leaves and when snow lean in me.
    I love when the people come to relax under my head of hair.
    But now, also in these places the air is not healthy and my leaves are making yellow.
    I am worried because I know that sooner or later someone will come from me to bring me away, as they has done with my parents.
    I hope that the things change and that someone understands that more people are destroying the world.

    RISERVATO SERENA
     

  34. anonimo scrive:

    Hi,I'm betty and I'm a whale, a baby-whale. I want to tell you how much hard my life is. Everyday a swim with my mum and my brothers in the pacific ocean. It is very big and deep. EVerybody thinks our life is simple and full of confort and happiness but this is not the truth. Every day we musst swim for kilometres and kilometres to find a bench of plancton. Now unfortunately plancton is almost gone and we can't find oother food to feed ourselves. My granny has died because of the hunger. I'm so sad.
    Everyday we have to be careful beacause there are many poacher that
    hunt us. They want our meet because they like it very much. Why human beings like our meat? We are just whales! do not hunt us!
    Nowadays human beings don't understand we have our lives and we want to live quietly like all the other animals. I hope that children of future generations will understand my message.
    I'm 2 years old whale and I want to live my life happily with my family and my friends so please live us alone in the ocean!

  35. anonimo scrive:

    Il commento sopra è di Rossetti Elisabetta

  36. anonimo scrive:

    I like an awful lot blowing on the meadows and folding the grass.
    I like ruffling the sea and pushing fast the sailing boats on the water.
    I'm amused to ruffle woman's hair with beautiful hair-styles; and I like flying a happy child's kite.
    sometimes when I'm angry I become violent and I destroy everything unfortunally!
    But this is me… this is the wind!

    Silvia Zongaro.

  37. anonimo scrive:

    Why?
    I wonder it every day.
    Why am I here?
    Why does nobody care about me?
    Why do people crush me?
    Why do people tear me away from my land?
    Why do people ruin my petals?
    Why do the children who are playing happily remove the petals?
    Is that funny?
    No, it is not. Not for me.
    This is my life and I wonder myself:
    why am I a daisy destined to die?

     
    Lara De Piero 2^H

  38. anonimo scrive:

    Nowadays is so difficult to live
    We can always one hit receive,
    There are so many people that believe
    That they are perfect human beings.
     
    But there are other global problems
    That are the people who behave like vandals,
    They destroy our nature in so many ways
    And why we haven’t anything to say?
     
    The pollution of the air,
    The water isn’t very clear,
    Someone haven’t anything to eat
    But it isn’t enough big problem! Doesn’t it?
     
    The deforestation is the simple sing,
    The global warming that we can see,
    The killing of the animals doesn’t care,
    The wars that lasts for many years.
     
    What do you think about it?
    Would you like in this way exist?
    Or it is the time to change?
    Because we are not the last people in the space!
     
     

  39. anonimo scrive:

    by Ira Semenyuk =)

  40. anonimo scrive:

    QUOTATIONS:
    -We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. – Native American Proverb
    I like this quotation because people must understand that Earth is important not only for the people that live on it now but also for the future generations.
    -When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves. – David Orr
    I like this quotation because we must understand that we are part of Earth and not that Earth belongs to us!

    TASK 2: Hi! I'm the wind 🙂
    I love to fly over this beautiful Earth : over the sky, the ocean, the forests..
    But the more the days pass the more I realize that the world is change. The sky is not so fresh and clean, it is full of pollution. The ocean is not so blue, it is black, black because of the oil. The forests are not many because of deforestations.. and I am heavy, heavy because of all this pollution. I hope that somebody could take care of this planet which cannot rebels against this.
    Valentina Paronuzzi 2°F

  41. anonimo scrive:

    Hi I am Ricky the penguin; I speak to you because I didn't find my family and my friends, they probably are escaped from here, it is too hot for us penguin to stay here. Day after day I don't find the other penguins…or probably they are died… but I hope thy are still live.
    We penguins don't know what is happening on the Earth and we want to ask it at humans being. They haven't respect for us…now the ices in our country are thawing; this because of the humans' activity: they have industry, hydroelectric plant, oilfield on all the nature on the Earth. Now these are the results: Earthquakes, tsunamis, melting ecc. We have respect for humans and the nature but they haven't respect both for the Earth and for us animal .If only we animals have the control of the Planet… 
    We hope the humans being solve these disasters wich persecute our Planet, but the first rules to do it could be that they MUST have respect for us and for nature…if there is not that, goodbye Earth unfortunately.
    We pretend nothing but we hope the humans change in the future with us and they do all the thing they can do to improve ours health, humans, animals and natures one.
    Riccardo Sartori 2°F
     

  42. anonimo scrive:

    WATCH OUT

    those plastic bag that man have made
    bring junk to our streets
    and when the users have just paid
    the world is crying under palastic beats.
    the factories make theese peace of death
    'couse the food has to be well covered
    while the world hold his breath
    as we kill a brother.

    someone throw them away
    in the seas or in the lakes
    in the wood, why not?
    but this is not our hip hop.

    step by step, we all fall down
    'couse peace of plastic are in the ground.
    we're supposed to be the human
    that with respect belong to the earth
    but with all this pollution
    we can just hold our fuking breath!!!

    postato da Valerio Zaina e Nicola Zyiad

  43. anonimo scrive:

    I wanna be….
    I wanna be a peach- blossom,
    I'm glad to be  this kind of flower,  I wouldn't seem conceited, but I'm extremly beautiful, I'm pink, the colour of spring and I have so much friends that I don't know where turn me as there are other of them everywhere.
    We cover the trees, and without us the pour trees would have stung by waspes but there aren't problems because the bugs want us!
    Then we can get a nice tan, because we blossom in spring and in this  season the sun begins to shine
    Besides we become tasty fruits that make feel people's mouth smile
    Lucrezia Busato

  44. anonimo scrive:

    I wanna be a poplar…
    …because is a tree as simple as I am a bit too…
    …because in winter I wrap myself in that white coat that will keep me  warm and the children shook me to play with the snow…
    …because in the winter when I'm sad and bare, the birds will lean on me and they will tickle me…
    …because in spring I'll be full of flowers and everyone looked at me and make me pictures…well I’m a bit egocentric!
    …because I can see the world from above…
    …because finally I will not have to go get something to eat but I want it when I want…and also it will carry to me!
    …But I also know that I feel very bad when some man who has no respect for nature cut me to warm him and his family…
    …But certainly there are more people who will love me compared to who would cut me…

  45. anonimo scrive:

    The last poem was written by Mattia Pizzutti!

  46. anonimo scrive:

    THE TREE
    I am a tree.Don't you see I am whitering up?Why don't you water me?
    My leafs are becoming yellow,like my branches. I'm dying.And one day you''l say it will time to cut me off.No.No for all the tea of China.When I'll die you will be the guilty.You have polluted for all these years.You have killed me.
    But I hope when you will cut me,you'll remember all the moments have you spent near me.And I hope you'll change idea.Or you'll become a murderer.
    But I know you have ever been the child who have built this cabin only to play for hours and hours.
    If I die in this way,I won't cry for you,but only for the little birds which sang for me in the lonely days of winter.

    AND NOW IT'S RAP TIME!(excuse for all the bad words I'll use,but rap is this too)
    Hello moddafakkas!
    I see you pollute
    and pollute and pollute
    Aren't you tired to pollute?
    Now get up your fuckin' ass
    I want the attention of the class
    What's in this bin liner
    oh damn it's yo eye liner
    what the fuckin' do yo eye liner,my ass
    with paper and glass
    what a moddafakka mass.
    Why the hell yo don't recycling
    i'm gonna yo ass kicking.
    Then use yo bike
    or what yo like
    but no yo car
    or I burn it and you don't go so far.
    I can say anymore
    but yo lazy
    and don't hear more
    yo must do this fuckin things
    or I throw yo in a bin.
    Respect the environment,
    pollute so less
    and yo gonna see
    all become more beautiful
    and I'll kick less
    yo fuckin ass.

    Mattias Gerometta 2H
     

  47. anonimo scrive:

    Task two
    Hallo guys, I’m a cloudy and I have a message for you, Although some people trying to save the world, most of you get over the environmental problems. I’ m here in sky to look into the behavior of humans because I don’t understand it. Why are people polluting? They abuse and despise the world. I saw that if the humans live in a clean, healthy and in a beautiful place and not in a landfill, they are happy; then I wanna be swift to run away with pollution. But you must recycle; it’s not possible tread the rubbish in the park, you must look the labels of the products, you must be responsible people to save the future of the world. I’m here, I’m watching you!!
    Giada Blasut..

  48. anonimo scrive:

    If I Were The Earth
     
    I’ve started shooting billion rounding ago and every day is different from the day before, every day there are many people who burn and other ones who enter in me. Look at them they are so small but  with a huge soul theirs emotions touch me really much, they are my little children I try to give them all what they need I really love them!
    Twenty rounding around the sun ago something started to change very quickly I can’t understand why I’m still the same and they too, what is changed?
    They are looking just to themselves they don’t care for the others and for me.
    They can’t understand that every tree that is cutted marks an indelible scar in me and little by little day by day these scars will be refected on them.
    Sometimes they look at my sky, especially when they are alone, they close their eyes and I  really don’t know what they are trying to do but If only I could know what they are thinking!
    Sometimes they look at me and smile usually when the sun is near me, they admire my blue eyes sky and I feel embarassed .
    But this moment is becoming really rare because they are too much busy on their business and there is no time for me any longer.
    But I don’t understand why, what I have done? Maybe my resources aren’t enough for them, but I can’t do anything, but if they continue in this way I will be destroyed and the most badly thing is that
    They will be my killers, my children!
    If only they could listen to me I will tell them to help me, they can survive exellently with less why they don’t understand that?
    It was perfect when my life was going perfectly the summers were hot  and the winters cold, spring and autumn  mixed by them, now all is a mess and they are suffering with me too.
    They are still in time to save themselves and me too, but they don’t care they are continuing to do wars, but for what? They will all die, there are no reasons for wars , their souls are getting smaller
    And their malice is getting bigger and bigger.
    They don’t understand that every drop of rain is a tear, my tear, they don’t realize that the numeber of  precipitations is increasing , for them is a simple rain , but that is my pain.
    Not all them are like that, there are many people who are really really poor, but they still smile at me they believe in me, but they are suffering too much soffering even if they don’t deserve this!
    Is for them that I am trying to go on to survive, but will come the time that I will give up.
    Now It’s up to them !
    If they want to proceed like that my only advice for them is to enjoy their time here and to take delight of my resources!
    Xheni Mullahi

  49. anonimo scrive:

        Pignat Marta classe 2h             
     THE WORLD CREATION
     
    When I was created
    I was agape
    for the peace of mind
    That I proved when I was kind
    I supported the dinosaurs oppressiveness
    but there was the happiness.
    Nowadays there isn’t this feeling
    but some people smiling
    for the short moments
    that live and I must
    suffer for their maltreatments
    But I rebel myself &
    I rebel myself!
     

  50. anonimo scrive:

              Pignat Marta classe 2h            

           I WOULD LIKE TO BE…I would like be the world because I would like rebel me for how the humans behave with me. Maybe they would realize my feelings. The world isn’t an inanimate object but a “thing” that have feelings and suffers for our behaviour.
    Before to be the world, I would like be the matter that created the world for decide how became. If I was this, I do not let to destroy what I create for the human kind but in reality I must support and suffer for this. I could be happy if the people exploited my quality and what I offered to their.
    If I was the world I would like rebel when they start to do not use what I offer, but is more effective do it slowly in spite of they do not realize that.
    I will be very happy because when they understand that I am consuming, will be too late and there will be nothing to do, and than my revenge will be more beautiful and I know that my suffering “will have justice”. Although I have suffered a lot, it will be worth it.
    When I was already created was all more easy because “I was what I really am”.

  51. anonimo scrive:

    There are some rap songs you wrote that are just fantastic, really, I am not writing this just to make you happy.  You know that I won't ever do that because I find it pathetic to say things I do not really mean.  So, be proud of yourselves.  I liked the fact that some of you rapped together.  The idea underpinning this post on the environment is actually this: the more we try to fight together to have a clean planet and the more we stand side by side, the more we will achieve.  Hope in the future we will be able to create a balanced microcosm (our class) within a more chaotic and unbalanced microcosm (our society).  You will finish school, you will create your own families and have chidren, with whom you will share your values and beliefs.  Hope what we are doing somehow will have a positive impact upon you.  Let's work together to make things better.  Let's take our own responsibility to change the things we are not happy with.
    What shall I write about your "natural elements"?  After reading your posts I must confess I was really positively surprised by some of your creative pieces.  Some of your "natural compositions" made me smile, others struck me for their originality, others made me understand how closely some of you feel to the environment.  If only we could spread this respect and feeling in tune and at one with nature to the rest of the world, if only!  We would not feel sorry for future generations, we would not show any concern as to our well-being, we would not cry over the extinciton of some species, we would not wonder whether as human beings we are bound to put an end to our existence as a specie.  Regardless of the negative news and information, I want to remain positive and I have hope in you, my dear students!

  52. anonimo scrive:

    I would like you to look at these images.  How would you comment them?

  53. anonimo scrive:

    If I were a part of nature I would be a boom.
    "I am a boom.
    I'm five meters high and I can see far away only raising my brave.
    When I run fast I feel the wind on my skin;nothing else can make me feel like that.
    Recently I have run in the savana,but air is not as clean as it was.
    I breathe with difficulty 'cause men use cars also here.
    I eat only vegetables,so I don't eat other animals.
    But men,who came here to visit my place,waste their stuff on the ground and then Trees won't grow up anymore.
    Where will I live?
    What will I eat?
    How I will survive?
    Please help me!

    Valeria Biagianti 2F

  54. anonimo scrive:

    Today is 5th june…
    …what a beautiful day! It's WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY!
    I discovered that from the scholastic magazine I'm reading.
    What can we do to protect our planet? What can we do respect the enviroment  and create a better future for our sons and for all human beings at least in this day?
    The answer isn't easy.  We are used to making all hat we want, but this behaviour is very dangerous for the nature  that sarroud us, so we don't know how change our habits, like litter, leave the cigarettes in the ground, leave the tap open while e are brushing teeth…..
    In this day we can't cange the world however I'm sure that it is useful to awakes people awareness and to remember them that we belong to the earth and not the earth belongs us.
    By now the world is already polluted but for me the autority did a good ting to estabilished a World environment day, maybe because we can avoid leaving the paper in the ground and recycling it and we can try toreduce carbon footprint, and maybe today we stop to buy water in plastic bottles.
    I think that we can help the nature every day and we have to continue  or begin to do it.   I try to do my best!!!! I hope I'll  able to do it!!!!

  55. anonimo scrive:

    il commento sulla giornataadell'ambente è di lucrezia busato:-)