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Spoken-word poetry is a powerful art form to express environmental concerns. Words are catalysts that can change the way people look at the world. Poets can use grief, anger, hope, and other feelings to convey their message. Make your mark on this earth by submitting a poem to educate others on climate change.
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- 7 famous poems about nature and the environment
Speak from the heart and record yourself in nature and feel free to mix in b-roll of the environment and sustainability in your video. The musical score you select can help convey your message.
Examples of Environmental Slam Poetry
"Earthrise" by Amanda Gorman
"It is a hope that implores us at an uncompromising core to keep rising up for an Earth more than worth fighting for."
"Dear Future Generations: Sorry" by Prince Ea
"Earth’s Plea: a Poem" by Jalia Cerff
This powerful spoken word poem, performed by youth advocate Jaiia Cerff, is a perfect reminder of the simple things that make our world a better place.
"If Only" by Shea
"Environmental poem 'cause I'm feeling the nature run through my veins today." ~Shea