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In 1981, at the United Nations in Manhattan, I was a co-founder with Rene Dubos and Richard St. Barbe Baker of the Children of the Green Earth Society.

The purpose of this initiative was to try to broaden the public awareness of the fundamental threat of deforestation to the green planet.

Our trees are our friends because they give us oxygen, so the idea we came up with was this: what if every human child could plant a friend or pet tree?

I still have my gift of the wooden tile we were presented with at the UN meeting as a memento of the occasion. Front with the proposed logo and back with the proposed name: Children of the Green Earth.

If you’d like to be considered for membership in the Children of the Green Earth Society click here and post the following information:

1. What is the name of your tree friend? What do you call your pet tree?

2. Where is your tree? What district or town is it in?

3. When did you last hug your tree? Or, visit your tree? Or, tend to your tree friend?

Every 21 March is the International Day of Forests.

4 thoughts on “Who in their right mind would plant a pet tree?

  1. The possibilities are there , the opportunity is there . Can we use this time productively or will we simply repeat old errors on a bigger , faster scale ?

  2. somewhere michael said “there are always millions of possibilities (literally) but you must look for them”. i don’t seem to be able to see 3 or 4 other possibilities (cvstobvs) most of the time. Did he mean “millions” or was is it hyyperbole to make a point ( or some other possibilities)?

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