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Environmental & Climate Change Poem Collection [37 Poems]

Original Environmental & Climate Change Poems

For the Earth we celebrate & explore, which nourishes us & gives us life. These original environmental and climate change poems beg reverence for this one planet we call home.

Even a short poem, a small reflection, can impress upon someone the importance of caring for this green, brown, and blue planet. Share this page, or share just one poem, with a friend of family member. Remind them to be a good steward, and take one of these with you as a reminder to yourself.

Enjoy! (And let me know your favorite in the comments)

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1.

I don’t think
we’re above the green and blue
I think we’re right alongside them
a conscious and responsible hue.

9/24/21 by PineTreePoet

2.

There are things
I really hate to see
people without enough food
and others cutting down a tall tree

9/12/21 by PineTreePoet

3.

Pine trees wear long dresses
and flowers pretty crowns
and we
well we just pace and pace with anxiety
about our concrete towns

5/9/21 by PineTreePoet

4.

You shouldn’t interrupt people
they can be quite anxious
but you mostly shouldn’t interrupt
everything else
nature can be quite
an enchanting
and everchanging
canvas

5/14/21 by PineTreePoet

5.

I just can’t relate
if you don’t love the color green.
With how much of a forest
is that same color
it seems an odd thing.

5/29/21 by PineTreePoet

6.

Everyone’s starting to see
how great tote bags can be
so I think maybe soon
we’ll put less gas in our cars
and dump less anxiety into the sea

5/19/21 by PineTreePoet

7.

The buzz of life
is less than
the buzz of bees

5/31/21 by PineTreePoet

8.

Bring me your
plastic and steel and concrete
and leave here
unburdened
of your material haste

6/4/21 by PineTreePoet

9.

My neighbor asked
where I spent my weekends
and I told her among the pines

I said I couldn’t bear
long grocery store lines.

9/4/21 by PineTreePoet

10.

My kind of pollution:
laughs and smiles
appreciation and good stories.
That’s pollution
I’d breathe deep.

6/7/21 by PineTreePoet

11.

It’s not like
we were born
to drive cars.
I think we were born
to drive
inspiration.

6/10/21 by PineTreePoet

12.

They dwell in the city
and talk about
mountain people
and beach people
like they’ve unlocked
some great secret to tranquility
but it’s no secret that
plastic and steel and concrete
can easily, handily, unceasingly,
by nature’s eternal beauty
be beat

7/1/21 by PineTreePoet

13.

But instead of cities
imagine mountains
and instead of buildings
imagine trees
and instead of people
imagine stars

7/6/21 by PineTreePoet

14.

Pulling a fish out of water
seems like your type of sport
but have you ever tried
just watching them swim?

10/19/22 by PineTreePoet

15.

I am afraid to ask too much
of the lovely forest
our green lungs
our pine cathedrals

7/26/21 by PineTreePoet

16.

And then again
maybe we’ve all sold out
our reverence for nature
for some normalcy amongst our kind

8/11/21 by PineTreePoet

17.

We’re all born
tree huggers
some of us
only forget

8/23/21 by PineTreePoet

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18.

Why doesn’t anyone
ever buy downtown lots
just to plant little forests?

9/2/21 by PineTreePoet

19.

I hike to work
pretending cars
are big friendly bears
and people are cheery birds.

Helps with the smog and bustle
and the whole not hiking thing.

9/1/21 by PineTreePoet

20.

Asphalt is just
man’s attempt
to smooth our weariness,
to travel easier.

But I think traveling hard
is what we’re meant to do.

9/20/21 by PineTreePoet

21.

I want to have a dream tonight
about wild winds whipping
through this city
and vines reclaiming their perches
and drowsy deer
laying easily
in this used-to-be
parking lot

9/28/21 by PineTreePoet

22.

Dogs like to bark at nothing
and I think we humans do too
we sit and scream at our phones
forever dressed in anxious hue

over the complexities of other people

their smiles and happenings
while we inhabit a green Earth
of natural, immortal
sensational trappings

9/25/21 by PineTreePoet

23.

I encourage you
only because I love
our green and blue
and lovely planet
to inconvenience yourself
here and there
for the sake
of its fragile
heart and lungs

10/10/21 by PineTreePoet

24.

Why do you come here?
wondered the bear.

Do I visit
your supermarkets
and walk
amazed
down your boulevards?
and isn’t it these
you’ve erected
where once
there was trees?

10/19/22 by PineTreePoet

25.

It’s bad
to have more clothes
than you need
and great
to have more adventures
than you can remember

10/20/21 by PineTreePoet

26.

I never learned to play an instrument
because I couldn’t imagine
any human melody higher
than a woodpecker’s hammer
or an owl’s hoot
or a red coyote’s howl

11/3/21 by PineTreePoet

27.

Can you hide me
from the progress
of mankind?
said the forest.

11/4/21 by PineTreePoet

28.

Greener than money
taller than pride
prettier than music
…mountains

by PineTreePoet

29.

I found a dollar in the forest
perhaps someone paid
for their fresh air therapy.

by PineTreePoet

30.

We’re quite good
at climbing social ladders
and tax brackets

but we walk into a wood
and can’t climb a tree
or summit a boulder
lest we scrape a spoiled knee

10/28/21 by PineTreePoet

31.

There should be a national holiday
where everyone cleans up
a few bags of trash.

11/12/21 by PineTreePoet

32.

What do you make
of peoples’ anxieties?
I asked the mountain.

I’ve no knowledge of it,
she said.

11/16/21 by PineTreePoet

33.

The eternal labor of the woods
is to fight her own demise
by men who love themselves
more than the green and old.

And though those men
will surely die
and rather sooner than later
the woods must fight now
and if only a poem
might help save her

11/17/21 by PineTreePoet

34.

I think if the world
ever did end
I’d like to watch it
from a mountaintop
with a bag of granola

11/21/21 by PineTreePoet

35.

I have favorite trees
on my morning walks
and I think they
have favorite people.

11/23/21 by PineTreePoet

36.

I’m wondering
if I walk away from all this
would my fear of dying
alone and poor
come true
and would that be so bad

11/28/21 by PineTreePoet

37.

Do not repent
for the sins of our material past
let you eyes brighten
for your own role
in the salvation
of our future

12/10/21 by PineTreePoet


I believe that appreciation for the natural world–reverence for whatever environment we inhabit–cannot be forced, and simple preaching often falls on deaf ears. If climate change & the environment matter to you, set a great example in your actions, smile big when you describe your favorite ways to enjoy Creation (and your favorite places), and show people the beauty of that which you hold dear.

Hopefully these poems help. As I continue to write, I’ll add to this list. So check back often.

Thanks for reading!

George
Georgehttps://pinetreepoet.com
George Callahan is the creator of Pine Tree Poet. He is an author of short fairy tales, fantasy stories, and magical adventures. He prefers mountains and pine trees to most other things, and usually takes his dog Cowboy along for the ride.

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