Here are 10 Earth Day writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.
What aspects of the Earth are most important to you and why? Which of those
could be threatened if we don't take good enough care of our planet? Why?
Imagine that you have come up with an anti-pollution device that would
immediately solve a good portion of the world's issues with air pollution. How
would the invention work, how would the world put it to good use, and what
would be the result?
Short of coming up with a miraculous invention, what are some of the things the
world needs to do to make sure it stays green as opposed to dark with
pollution? What are the obstacles that might hold people back from lending a
You have been asked to put together an anti-trash squad in your town. What
materials would you need, which people would you recruit, and how would you
most effectively get things done? How successful would your squad be at
cleaning up the streets? Why?
Imagine that the world was so polluted you actually needed to wear a mask
whenever you left your house. What activities might you not be able to do in
such a dirty existence? How might it affect your friendships, sports teams and
Why are plants such an important part of the earth's ecosystem? What are some
ways in which you can help the plant-life in your town? How might your efforts
end up making a difference?
You have developed a new, unlimited energy source that can be used in place of
coal, oil, and natural gas. The fuel is safe for the environment and could
change the planet drastically. In what ways would your new energy source help
the world? Why might some people be resistant to using this helpful innovation?
You and a group of friends have set a goal to plant one million trees over the
next 25 years. How would you go about enacting this ambitious plan? What might
result from all of your hard efforts?
Imagine that you had to give a speech to a group of company presidents to
convince them to improve their companies' environmental practices. What might
you say to them, how might they react, and what would be the end result?
760. Earth has been completely used up and the
human population needs to escape to find another world. What would it be like
to pack everything up into a spaceship and search for a new planet with the
capability for water, plants, and humans? What would be the most difficult
parts and why?
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Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.