MY FAVORITE SUSTAINABLE THINGS (Sung to tune of My Favorite Things) by Lisa Elrod Bend, OR

Clean drinking water and salmon in rivers,
Huge old growth forests, with bird songs deliver.
Beautiful nature, summer, winter, fall spring,
These are my favorite sustainable things.

When the fish cry,
When the seas die,
When I’m feeling sad.
I simply imagine sustainable things
And then I don’t feel so bad.

Recycling containers in public places,
Zero waste stations, puts smiles on our faces.
Composting food scraps to make worm castings,
These are my favorite sustainable things.

When the trash builds,
When the land fills,
When I’m feeling sad,
I simply imagine sustainable things
And then I don’t feel so bad.

Hand me down clothing and gently used toys,
Waxed cotton food wraps, make multi-use joys.
Up-cycling packages into new dreams,
These are my favorite sustainable things.

When the oil spills,
And the waste kills,
When I feeling sad, I
I simple imagine sustainable things,
And then I don’t feel so bad.

Please fellow humans,
Take care of our earth,
Be mindful, be careful and value her worth,
It only takes some love and caring,
To preserve and protect our most precious thing!

When the earth warms,
And no bees swarm,
When I’m feeling sad,

I simply imagine sustainable things,
And then I don’t feel so bad!