In New York City, Sammy and Sally, his mom, noticed a major problem. Pollution coated the city‘s sky. Trash bobbing up and down throughout the ocean, garbage strewn all over the beaches. Dead trees covered the streets and almost no greenery was to be found. New York City was dead.
The Last Plant Helena Cheng,Katie Fu,Meagan Hsu
Sally and Sammy decided to go to the American Museum of Natural History. It had a glass roof which helped provide sunlight to the plants. Sammy admired the different sculptures, observing their beautiful carvings, but spent most of his time admiring the final patch of green grass and the tree.
Sally noticed Sammy's attraction to the final plants.
“It's strange that there's no green in this world. This is the last patch of green.“
Sally sighed. “Before, the earth was beautiful, with green grass and tall trees. Now, it's horrible. No one takes care of our planet anymore.”
沙米悲涼地說:「媽媽,沒有綠色的世界好奇怪啊。」莎莉嘆息道:「是啊, 以前的紐約, 那綠油油的草地和茂密的樹木多美。可是現在什麼都沒有，再也沒有人愛惜這個地球了」。
Sammy sat on his bed, thinking about what Sally said. He glanced outside. The dead trees stood outside his house, the grass was a yellowish-brown color, and the grey clouds floated in the sky. The world was so dull. Sammy decided to not be wasteful and be environmentally friendly.
When Sammy went out, he and Sally would always bring many recyclable bags to pick up trash. Everytime their bags were filled to the top.
Everytime Sammy ate food, he never left anything on his plate.
Sammy never littered, took shorter showers, used earth-friendly products, and rode his bike everywhere.
Sammy put posters and advertisements everywhere, hoping that people would read their eye-catching posters. They also took posters and took them home to share the information with their friends and family, hoping that they would share what they know. Sammy's posters filled the city with knowledge about our world.
Sally and Sammy told their family and friends to help this planet to be more environmentally friendly. Sammy went to school and told his friends.
At recess, Sammy picked up trash from the playground.
During lunch, he would always put enough food on his plate, so he wouldn't waste food.
Companies read Sammy's posters and learned a lesson. Soon all businesses stopped using un-environmentally friendly products and used an alternative instead. But they were only missing one thing…Mother Nature. It was wonderful that they reduced a lot of their waste, but the whole city seemed ruined without green.
When picking up trash, Kenny, a little boy found 3 brown teardrop-shaped object on the ground. He showed it to Sammy, and he instantly knew what it was! Seeds!
Sammy immediately planted the seed in his rusty backyard.
A few weeks later, the three plants grew and seeds flew away.
The seeds floated everywhere. No matter where they were, people always took care of them. New York City was finally taking shape! Without Sammy, Sally, and Kenny none of this would have happened. Everyone was so grateful, they decided to call them “King And Queen Of Nature”.