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7 Songs to Add to Your Earth Day Playlist

Did you know, April 22 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day? To celebrate I’ve complied a list of songs that brings awareness to the wonderful everyday beauty around us. I love music and these songs acts as a subtle reminder of our responsibility as humans. No matter what you’re doing on Earth Day, whether you’re planting a tree, or creating environmentally friendly crafts with the kids, why don’t you kick off the day with these inspiring and educational songs about mother earth. Most importantly, I hope these songs encourages us to be a bit more conscious of the roles we play in our environment.

Earth Day Playlist

7 Songs to Add to Your Earth Day Playlist

1. Earth Song – Michael Jackson
Did you ever stop to notice/This crying Earth, this weeping shore?/What about the seas/The heavens are falling down/I can’t even breathe

2. Waiting On The World To Change – John Mayer
It’s not that we don’t care,/We just know that the fight ain’t fair/So we keep on waiting/Waiting on the world to change

3. Big Yellow Taxi- Counting Crows
They took all the trees, and put em in a tree museum/And they charged the people a dollar and a half to see them/Hey farmer, farmer, put away your DDT/I don’t care about spots on my apples,/Leave me the birds and the bees

4. Conviction of the Heart – Kenny Loggins
One with the Earth, with the sky/I believe we’ll survive/If we only try/How long must we wait to change

5. New World Water – Mos Def
The sun is sitting in the treetops burning the woods/And as the flames from the blaze get higher and higher/They say, “Don’t drink the water! We need it for the fire!”

6. Wake up America – Miley Cyrus
Wake up America/We’re all in this together/It’s our home so let’s take care of it

7. Say Shh – Atmosphere
Don’t take it for granted, instead take a look around/Quit complaining and build something on that ground/Plant something on that ground, dance and sleep on that ground

Listen to the whole Earth Day playlist here:

For more Earth Day activities, please check out:

You can also pick up a copy of I Can Save the Earth!: One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, and educate the kids on what they can do to be more eco-friendly.

Kira is the founder of award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. Prior to launching The Afropolitan Mom, she was a marketing executive in the technology industry. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two kids. When she's not on carpool duty or scrolling through Insta, she spends time adding items to her shopping cart while binge-watching shows on Netflix!

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