_ Created by Scott D.
I used colored pencils and regular pencils to draw this, because there are a lot of colors and it is easy to erase if you make a mistake unlike markers or pens. Also you can blend colors easily without smudging the drawing.

The drawing shows the impact as well as the solution to pollution. Pollution affects biodiversity, spreads diseases, trash not being deposed properly, less resourses. Many governments including the United States and China are trying to find green opportunities, and limit and eventually end production of chemicals that harm the environment. Many other people are trying to help including many organizations devoted to the cause, famous people like the first lady, and many corporations. Around the last decade the amount of people recycling has doubled, and energy usage has gone down. Showing that people are starting to understand the problem and are taking action.

 My drawing shows a haze covered city with a near by polluted river, and all the plants around the city is brown and dead.  Then on the other side represents the green alternative, the windmills, which are blowing away the haze representing the green opportunities replacing the old harmful ways of getting energy and getting rid of trash. Lastly, I used the leaves on the buildings as symbols for the green revolution.

Pollution is the worst in Beijing. In Beijing the waterways are filled with trash and people have to wear masks because of all the smog. The effects of pollution affect every living thing on earth.

Pollution is a problem because it kills animals, plants and, bio diversity. It causes diseases to spread like wildfire, and all animal life including use will die because of no plants for food and oxygen. We will run out of natural resources because they are polluted.

There are many organizations that are helping end pollution like friends for change, Earth 911, stop Global Warming, Earth island institute, and many more.
They help by raising awareness, raising money for green projects, promote green alternative energy production, promote recycling, and come up with ideas to help end pollution.
I would help by raising awareness, help build solar farms, windmills and recycling plants, raise money for projects, promote awareness of recycling and green energy sources, and lastly raise awareness of electric cars.
There’re many words that describe words for solutions for pollution like: reduce, reuse, recycle, wind farms, solar farms, electric cars, thermal energy, natural gas, and green alternatives.  There was once a wise man who said:

“It has been written that the meek shall inherit the earth. What is not written is that they shall inherit it after the greedy and the selfish have already polluted the air, fouled the water and poisoned the food chain. The actual moral of the parable is stand up for yourself, for our planet and for all who dwell in it.”

Mr. Prophet


03/01/2012 9:38am

Your hexagon really convinced me of your point. Your hexagon was also nicely done.


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    Emily Erickson Cook

    _National Board Certified Art Teacher
    Technology Specialist Endorsed
    Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed

    I teach middle school art in the suburban Chicago area. This project has allowed my eighth grade students to confront global issues and to have an artistic voice that expresses their concerns and passions that one day just might change the world.

    Amy Weiss

    Global Perspectives Teacher
    World History, U.S. History, and Social Studies Endorsed
    Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed

    I teach with Emily Cook in a Chicago suburban school. While my students have learned about global issues in the past, this project allowed them to see that these are not problems that people in other places in the world have to deal with, but rather, that these are world problems, and since we all have a civic responsibility to the world, these are our problems too.


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