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Songs About Saving The Environment

Pollution is no laughing matter and over the years, artists, actors, celebrities and musicians as well as prominent scientists have sounded the alarm, raising awareness of the terrible damage that humans are inflicting on their environment via media campaigns. To continue to highlight the very real problems caused by pollution, here are some songs dedicated to the topic:

Pollution – Limp Bizkit

Pollution comes in a variety of different forms, from groundwater supplies becoming contaminated to a chemical leak at an industrial plant that means chemical seep into surrounding soil. Whether it’s vehicle emissions and air pollution or plastic in the sea, there is still a lot of work to be done to lessen our impact on the environment.

Don’t Go Near The Water – The Beach Boys

Unfortunately there are still too many substances entering our water supplies that shouldn’t be. Whether it’s raw sewage being dumped into rivers, oil spills at sea or microplastics washing up on beaches, the damage being done to our aquatic habitats is a great cause for concern.

Face Pollution – Soundgarden

A lot of pollution is breathed in through tiny particles of dust. This could be the dust emitted from a nearby construction site or emissions from the exhausts of vehicles that pass you by everyday. This can exacerbate existing problems such as allergies, hayfever and asthma.

Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell

‘They paved paradise’ – strong words from the 70s eco warrior Joni Mitchell. Whilst we do need parking lots, it’s important that enough green space is left in built up urban areas. Trees and plants do an amazing job of removing carbon dioxide from the air and providing us with oxygen. Too much construction can damage soil. For help from Remediation Contractors, visit a site like soilfix.co.uk

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Where Do The Children Play? – Cat Stevens

Concerned about the future of the human race and children growing up in times of conflict and environmental disasters, Cat Stevens was certainly thinking about pollution when he penned this classic in 1970.

Earth Song – Michael Jackson

Jackson made it very clear that he was keen to highlight the dangers of the destruction of the planet. It had a powerful music video and was one of his best socially conscious songs, reaching number one in the UK charts and getting a Grammy nomination.

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Mercy Mercy Me – Marvin Gaye

Environmental concerns have long been on the agenda as this 1971 song by soul singer Marvin Gaye proves. This song was quite possibly the first to raise the issue of the mercury poisoning of fish.

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

This is an incredibly uplifting song that reminds us all of the beauty of the natural world and how we must strive to keep it that way for our own enjoyment and that of future generations. Armstrong has a strong message for us all, particularly as we wrote this song when he was in poor health. All we really have is our health and the beauty of the natural world around us.

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