What is the colour green if not described as the luscious leafy trees dotting the earth like sprinkles on a kiss biscuit?
Green is the colour of the tall grass swaying in the warm summer breeze, hiding its secrets below, its mysterious wildlife relying on it to survive.
Green is the colour of ferns growing in the dark damp shadows of the undergrowth. The blankets of moss covering the logs of trees spotted with mushrooms and fungi.
Green is the colour of four-leaf clovers scattered in fields where children play. Their playful shrieks as one of them finds that lucky charm.
Green is the colour of grasshoppers and stick insects. Little creatures living in their own little world left alone until a little person comes across them.
Green is the colour of budding flowers right before they bloom. Right before they peel away into the beautiful colours of spring.
Green is the colour of 30% of the Earth. How will you explain to your children what green is when there’s no green left?
Words by Annabelle Tang
Art by Alexandrina Seager