I was just going to cheekily put up a link to my slogan for the WWF and TetraPak initiative to save the planet’s forests, but then this little FM ditty came out. So hopefully you’ll like it, and like the idea enough to vote for Paper is the Planet’s Gold.
There’s more details after the poem.
Gold and Paper Compared
gold is dazzling
yellow shiny metal
glowing like spring’s
brightening up the world
Paper is the Planet’s Gold
trees colour the land
shades they stand
silently absorbing carbon
and providing paper
WWF and Tetrapak have joined up for an exciting new initiative where you can enter a slogan to help promote renewability. Tetrapak have pledged to donate £1 for every idea entered, and 10 pence for every vote to WWF’s forest saving work.
My slogan was: Paper is the Planet’s Gold and the explanation is that it would hopefully help people:
Compare the value of gold in global financial markets to trees for Planet Earth’s life. This will hopefully emphasise the value of paper and other products derived from living sources, and the need to use them sparingly and recycle as much as possible.
Win a Panda, Tiger or Dolphin
By voting you can win a WWF ‘Adopt Animal’ gift, such as adopting a panda, tiger or dolphin for free. So please vote for Paper is the Planet’s Gold!
Sorry there hasn’t been any new poetry lately, but there’s been a lot going down, if you know what I mean.
Anyway, I’m planning to do a little running for the planet and to give back a bit of that tree paper I’ve used. If you’d like to donate anything towards it I’d be mighty grateful…as will the planet I hope!
My Just Giving page is where you can donate and the money goes straight to the charity.
I’ve coughed up £20 to enter the run and get a lunch, and I’m supposed to raise £25. More poetry soon. Cheers.
SocialVibe had a message on WordPress when I logged in today, asking WordPressers to instal their widget to help raise money for charity.
You choose a charity and a sponsor, and if readers click the widget the sponsor gives money to the charity.
It seems a win-win situation for me, you, and the charities, so I’ve installed it, and hope you’ll click it to your heart’s content.
I’ve chosen an uncontroversial charity and sponsor, in line with the apolitical nature of this site.
I’ve also deactivated some other widgets I installed at the start but haven’t really used; I’d wanted to do that before but had forgotten where they were, or never really knew from the start!
So, I already feel rewarded for doing my bit!!