Environmentally Friendly Songs

Ultimate list of environmentally friendly songs that will help us get on the right track is here. These songs are designed to have a direct message and let us know exactly what we’re doing wrong and how we can fix it.

If you need to know some environmentally friendly songs for educational purposes teaching a class, or you want to make a playlist of environmentally friendly songs, you’re in the right place. Blast these tracks for those fools burying their heads in the sand.

environmentally friendly songs

New World Water

Yasiin Bey

“it don’t rain a full week some summers
And it’s about to get real wild in the half
You be buying Evian just to take a fucking bath”

You need to get you some of that valuable resource called water, but remember “all of California is drinkin’ it” but

“The sun is sitting in the treetops, burnin’ 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!””

And that’s exactly how it has gone down in California and more recently the forest fires in Canada too.

Make sure he tells you about the damage we’re doing in the ocean too. “Used to be free, now it cost you a fee
‘Cause oil tankers spill their load as they roam across the sea”

Water is the most valuable resource we have and we all need it. That’s why we all need to preserve it as much as possible “The rich and poor, black and white got need for it”

“Americans wastin’ it on some leisure shit (Say word?)
Another nation be desperately seekin’ it (Let ’em know)
Bacteria washing up on their beaches (Say word?)
Don’t drink the water, son they can’t wash their feet with it (Let ’em know)”

The biggest problem we have in our world is rampant capitalism that seeks to make profit on everything without any regard for anyone else.

“There are places where TB is common as TV
‘Cause foreign-based companies go and get greedy
The type of cats who pollute the whole shore line
Have it purified, sell it for a dollar twenty-five”
“Used to be free, now it cost you a fee
‘Cause it’s all about gettin’ that cash (Money)”

Earth Song

Michael Jackson

More about destruction of the world in general, Michael Jackson’s Earth Song does have a lot to say about our environmental problems. The video is a graphic illustration of the beauty our world has to offer and the destruction wraught opon it by human activity. Whaw as it we were promised we’d gain from the destruction?

“What have we done to the world?
Look what we’ve done”
“This crying Earth, this weeping shore?”

Michael Jackson’s List Of Environmental Actions

You ever think of Michael Jackson as an environmental activist? Well he sure left us with something to think about. Let this passage speak for itself as Michael’s list of environmental actions we must address today:

“Hey, what about yesterday?
(What about us?)
What about the seas?
(What about us?)
Heavens are falling down
(What about us?)
I can’t even breathe
(What about us?)

What about apathy?
(What about us?)
I need you
(What about us?)
What about nature’s worth?
(Ooh, ooh)
It’s our planet’s womb
(What about us?)
What about animals?
(What about it?)
Turned kingdoms to dust?

(What about us?)
What about elephants?
(What about us?)
Have we lost their trust?
(What about us?)
What about crying whales
(What about us?)
Ravaging the seas?
(What about us?)
What about forest trails
(Ooh, ooh)
Burnt despite our pleas?
(What about us?)”

If that doesn’t sum up what we’re doing wrong today, we don’t know what does. This is the list we absolutely must use as a starting point to solve the problems we have today.


Sesame Street Music and Splotched Animal Music
Music written by Christopher Cerf

As environmentally friendly songs go, this is straight up wholesome education. Direct and to the point, this Sesame Street song asks “are you a wasteroo?” This kind of direct question is something we’re missing in today’s world and requires the viewer to look inside themselves, analyse their water usage habits and take action.

The story revolves around two young people who waste water because they aren’t considering the consequences of their actions. While the fist half of the song shows what they did wrong, the second half demonstrates that we all can learn and take action to improve our behaviour and save the planet.

Is there any way we could get this kind of message to people who use water on an industrial scale which is causing droughts by draining the water table in California.

Captain Planet Theme

Phil Collins / Captain Planet

One person we need in real life is Captain Planet and of course his Planeteers would be welcome too.

“captain planet, he’s a hero
gonna take pollution down to zero
gonna help him put asunder
bad guys who like to loot and plunder”

These are two things we can do for ourselves and that’s really what the cartoon was encouraging us to do. Reducing our consumption and the waste we produce is a great first step as much as possible, we need to stop individuals and companies that are looting the resources of our planet, destroying it in the process. Remember, “saving our planet is the thing to do! looting and polluting is not the way!”

The only negative about Captain Planet is that he solves problems that have cropped up because of our foolish actions. Even better than a super hero, we need to take accountability for our actions and avoid making the stupid decisions that lead to us needing to be saved.

Strangest thing about a great cartoon like Captain Planet, we’re surprised there seem to be so many adults of today willing to deny any sort of climate change, those same adults who love to loot and plunder.

Big Yellow Taxi

Joni Mitchell

There’s nothing that sums up our world and how we treat it more than the line “Paved paradise and put up a parking lot”. Damn, that hits hard.

You could forgiven for thinking Janet Jackson who told us “you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone”, but it was actually Joni with this beautiful song that takes us through the stages of capitalistic destruction. Taking out trees, putting them in a museum, then charging people to go look at them is capitalism 101.

Our friends over in Japan are fighting the good fight right now, literally ripping up trees, though the developer has committed to preserving culture, saving trees on the avenue etc etc. Empty promises? As soon as the baseball stadium goes up, there’s a chance of root damage to the trees that remain, so what then? #SaveJinguGaien

Is that pink hotel, boutique and swinging hot spot really worth it? Soon the whole planet will be a really hot spot and we’ll regret making all these dumb choices. Maybe.