Earth Day in the Eyes of Five-Year-Olds

by John Holt on Apr 13, 2017

in Our KIPPsters, Team & Family

Dating back to 1970, one day per year is devoted to celebrate the environment. It is now observed in more than 193 countries.  

Earth Day, which always occurs on April 22, is when citizens collect garbage, plant trees, clean up coral reefs, sign petitions, and plan for a better future for our planet.

In preparation of this year’s Earth Day, we asked three Kindergarten KIPPsters from KIPP SHINE Prep to share their thoughts.

Dustin Johnson

What do you know about Earth Day?
“On Earth Day, I pick up trash. I am happy the Earth is clean and the Earth is taken care of, and taking care of us. I feel like I’m a good person by taking care of the Earth.”

How important do you think Earth Day is?
“Very important. The Earth brings lovely air. Since the Earth cares about me, I like to care about it.”   

What could make our environment better?
“Not littering. Pick up trash every day when you’re at home, at school or on the street.”

 

Faith Uwak, reflects on a previous Earth Day school celebration

What do you know about Earth Day?
“Earth Day is when you wear a hat and you get to sing in the fieldhouse. Earth Day is fun. We get to sing songs and play, pick up trash from the floor. You get to play more and pick up trash.”

Why is Earth Day fun for you?
“Because we are going to sing a song. It’s called, “The best day of my life.”

What would you tell somebody who didn’t know anything about Earth Day?
“We pick up trash and look at trees.”

Alexa Rivera

What do you enjoy about Earth Day?
“That we are taking care of the Earth.”

What would you tell somebody that didn’t know anything about Earth Day?
“That it’s super important because we are cleaning up the Earth and we are taking care of the Earth.”

What do you do when you see trash on the ground?
“Pick it up, so I can keep the Earth clean.”