Our Creative Response to the 15th Goal:

Life On Land

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Poem in response to Life On Land
Mar 2019

The woods are alive.

Saccharine song drips like honey from the trees,

interspersed with the gentle

pattering of small feet through verdant growth;

By Caroline Sun
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Nonfiction in response to Life On Land
Mar 2019

They say it isn’t easy being green. But for Henry Nolan, 17, an Eagle Scout project became the perfect opportunity to take on such a challenge. Only four percent of all Boy Scouts ultimately earn the rank of Eagle; one of the most important requirements for...

By Ilana Arougheti
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Mar 2019
Nonfiction in response to Life On Land

The United Nations designates Life on Land the15th Sustainable Development goal because, according to their website, "Deforestation and desertification – caused by human activities and climate change – pose major challenges to...

By Grace Muresan
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Mar 2019
Poem in response to Life On Land

a paw steps forwards

soft, the rich earth

that clutches tight

a wing flutters

By Karen Wu
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Mar 2019
Poem in response to Life On Land

A warm summer’s day,

But something is wrong-

No birds in the sky

Singing their songs,

By Kelsey Cashman
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Nonfiction in response to Life On Land
Ma 2019

I’m sure you have all heard about poaching animals. Poaching is the illegal hunting or capturing of wild animals. The most prominent example of this is elephant poaching. People will illegally hunt and kill elephants in order to profit from their ivory...

By Georgia Bernbaum
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Mar 2019
Poem in response to Life On Land

Walking through the woods,

Hearing no sound but silence.

Where have the birds gone?

By Kelsey Cashman
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Mar 2019
Fiction in response to Life On Land

“For generations, our people have lived on these islands in the Caribbean. The forests have always been there for us, to provide shelter and food in the darkest of times, and now these large companies from the mainland want to take them away for profit!”

By Grace Muresan
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Mar 2019
Poem in response to Life On Land

The portrait on my grandma’s wall once depicted truth,

Of swaths of forest, grass-green hills, and the bright blue sky’s forgiving youth,  But nowadays when people pose they go inside and the door they close. For where there were once plains and...

By Grace Muresan
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Mar 2019
Nonfiction in response to Life On Land

In some parts of the world, deforestation is an integral part of the economy, particularly for rural development. For example, in Uganda, according to Popular Science, you “can cut down three trees for $30 and pay school fees for the year, or leave the trees...

By Amrita Bhasin

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