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A SAMPLING OF STUDENT-GENERATED TOILET POEMS,
DOSHISHA WOMEN'S COLLEGE:

Rena:
Let your everlasting friend, the toilet, be proud of you―use less water and paper.

Yui:
Save precious toilet paper for earth, which includes you.
紙の無駄遣いをやめて。あなたを守る地球のために。

Momoko:
寄付するお金が無くても
献血する時間が無くても
ボランティアの知識が無くても
節水ができたら
貴方はやさしい
Even if
You can’t find the money for donation, or
The time to donate blood, or
A single thing about volunteering
Inside your head
If you can save water
You are caring.

Aoi:
There are things you can do for the earth even just when you go to the toilet. Conserve water and paper.
トイレに行く時だけでも地球のためにできることはたくさんある水と紙を大切にしよう

Kana:
Did you know? The same amount of water is used.
One flush = one person living for a day.
1ミシン目短くするだけで変わる

Sumire:
The amount of fresh water flushed never comes back.
流した水は戻ってこない

Asumi:
The toilet paper wants to stay in the restroom as long as possible.
トイレットペーパーはできるだけ長くそのトイレにいたいのです。

Arisa:
When using a toilet, please remember that there are many children
Who do not have access to basic school supplies, including paper.
Also please remember that there are many children
Who do not have access to clean water.
Think of the whole world,
Even though the toilet is a small place.
そのトイレットペーパーに出会うことは二度とない。
だから少しずつ、優しく扱おう。一期一会。

Takaho:
トイレのバーを引けば、流れるコップ50杯分の水。
Fifty cups of water are flushed away once you pull the toilet bar down.

Yumi:
We can use the toilet many times, but we use its paper only once.
トイレは何度も使うけど、その紙は一度しか使えない

Hazuki:
Please consider how many trees are cut down every day for your toilet.
'トイレットペーパーの使用量を考えることは、未来の環境のための、第一歩'

Miho:
Conserving in the toilet can be a big contribution to the earth.
あなたのトイレでの小さな心掛けが、地球への大きな貢献になりうる。

Maiko:
Changing the amount of toilet water according to the circumstance
We can save 3000 yen for a year
So that 57 children in Kenya can study."
[UNICEF, 2011]
トイレの水の量を場合によって変えることで、私たちはケニアの57人の子供た
ちが勉強できる 額、つまり3000円を年間節約することができます。

Mami:
When you use the toilet, just think about how many people want that amount of water you flush away.

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