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Last Friday was World Environment Day when the United Nations were encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect the environment. Their special message to us read …

 

The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature.

Yet, these are exceptional times in which nature is sending us a message:

To care for ourselves we must care for nature. 

It’s time to wake up. To take notice. To raise our voices.

It’s time to build back better for People and Planet.

This World Environment Day, it’s Time for Nature.

 

The theme this year was Biodiversity which is short for Biological Diversity and it simply means ‘the variety of living things in a given place’ and they were asking for our help. They want us to look at our environment and how we live and to think about ways we can make it even better. Otherwise, in the words of Frankie Morland

 

‘Tomorrow could be a very different day’  

 

Frankie Morland is an 8 year old boy who wants us to look after the world.

Last year he was jamming with his dad when he started singing words to the music they were playing.

When his dad listened carefully, Frankie’s words were about enjoying the world today and wanting a better world for tomorrow. Together they wrote a song and Zoe Barnish made it into a film called World in Danger.

Watch the film and listen carefully to the words. Can you hear some of Frankie’s messages to us?

'World In Danger' - Frankie Morland

Here is a video of Frankie being interviewed and talking about what he hopes the song will achieve.

World In Danger: An Interview with Frankie Morland

Did you hear the ways that Frankie and his family are trying to make the world a better place? 

 

Talk to your family. Are you  doing things already to help improve our planet and is there anything else you could do?

 

Log on to Purple Mash and there is a 2Do for you to list 5 ways you can help to protect and improve our world.

You could begin considering ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ or thinking about the habitats we can create to encourage minibeasts in our garden or local area.

 

If we all work together and just make 5 changes then ….

‘Tomorrow could be a very different day’     

Thank you for helping to protect Our World!
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