Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Plant for the Planet

An organization started and run by kids.

"The Plant-for-the-Planet Children´s Initiative was founded in January 2007. It has its origin in a school presentation about the climate crisis of the - back then - 9-year-old Felix Finkbeiner. Inspired by Wangari Maathai, who planted 30 million trees in Africa, Felix developed at the end of his presentation the vision that children could plant one million trees in each country of the world to create a CObalance therewith. During the following years Plant-for-the-Planet developed to a worldwide move:  At present approx. 100,000 children in over 100 countries pursue this goal.

.....We kids have thought a lot about what we would do if we were in charge of the world (i.e. if we were the leaders of the world’s governments) and were preparing to meet up at the next decision-making climate summit.  What would we do in order to save our collective future?  In response to this question we have organised our answers into our own “3-Point Plan to Save Our Future.”

1. Put carbon in the museum.
2. Poverty into the museum through climate justice.
3. Planting 1,000 billion trees."

 They are truly fantastic.


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