Plant for the Planet: Learning from children

Posted by davilalu on February 10, 2010 | 4 Comments

Yesterday, I learned about an initiative called Plant for the Planet. It is spearheaded by an organization called the Global Marshall Plan out of Germany. Their motto is “stop talking, start planting,” and has gained significant media exposure.

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The face of the campaign is a 12-year old boy named Felix Finkbeiner, who has been able to convince politicians, activists and celebrities to let him take pictures of them with his hand over their mouths, as if he was shutting them up – it’s pretty nice :-)

The group plans to do a big “tree planting party” at the next round of climate change negotiations in Bonn this coming May. They expect to bring thousands of children, who like Felix plan to tell the negotiators to shut up and start planting. It’ll be a sight to see!

I promise to take pictures, so stay tuned!

Posted in Climate Change, environmentalism, global warming, young people, youth |

4 responses to “Plant for the Planet: Learning from children”

  1. kumarkabir2006 says:

    Yes I agree and am impressed with the Slogan. It is now time to act and not just talk talk sitting in Airconditioned Hotels’s conference rooms. Everybody must come out of their shells and become a helping hand to bring the green revolution. It is the moral responsibility of all living being to be a part of the movement.
    Jkumar.

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