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.