Little Guy

"Little Guy" Global Warming Music Video

Little Guy (Make a Start)

A Global Warming Music Video
by Jon Forsyth

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Our lamps have compact fluorescent lights,
We got our water heater wrapped up tight,
I turn my thermostat at night to 50 degrees
(We have down comforters)

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I put more insulation under my roof,
I sealed my ducts to make them all leak-proof,
When we can, we hang our laundry in the breeze

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I'm just a little guy, maybe I can't do much,
But I'm going to do my part,
I can't stop global warming all by myself
But at least I can make a start

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We use Freecycle to pass on extra stuff,
Or give to shelters for those who don't have enough,
And I fix things when I can so they will last

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Compost gets my crumbs and rinds and peels,
Recycling gets my paper, plastic, glass and steel,
So all that's left is just a very little trash

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I'm just a little guy, maybe I can't do much,
But I'm going to do my part,
I can't stop global warming all by myself
But at least I can make a start

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I rescue curbside stuff all over town,
My clothes and furniture are hand-me-downs,
When I reuse a thing it always makes me smile

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I can't afford a hybrid for when I roam,
But I don't commute because I work at home,
And at least I keep my cars for many miles

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I'm just a little guy, maybe I can't do much,
But I'm going to do my part,
I can't stop global warming all by myself
But at least I can make a start

I made this for a video contest sponsored by Treehugger. It features my son Mark, with original lyrics and music by me. It managed to take first place, with over $8,000 in prizes, out of more than 130 contestants.