Children to save the planet


Our planet is in danger and we are responsible for what is happening to it. Whether we are talking about global warming, the shrinking of our natural resources, the pollution of our water and air, the animal species that are becoming extinct or the vegetation which is disappearing – all of these could be lessened with a little bit of effort from everyone.


Very often, we must admit, our children take better care of our environment than we do, and they don’t hesitate to lecture us about it. I hope that this colouring book will help to make adults realize that, as the saying goes, “Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings…”. And if we want to bequeath them an environment which is in good health, we must listen to them, think of their future, and act.


Marek Belka

Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe