Happy Arbor Day! Plus the upcoming Stockholm Climate Week, and The Climate Daily reforestation campaign!
Arbor Day! The Upcoming Stockholm Climate Week, The Climate Daily Reforestation Campaign!
HAPPY ARBOR DAY 2023!
In the runup to Earth Week next week, which culminates in Earth Day on April, 22nd, there is Arbor Day. Today, April 10th! Unlike Earth Day which is closing in on his 60th anniversary, International Arbor Day is 218 years old. In 1805, in the small Spanish village of Sierra de Gata lived a priest, don Juan Abern Samtrés, who “convinced of the importance of trees for health, hygiene, decoration, nature, environment and customs, decides to plant trees and give a festive air. He drafted a manifesto in defense of the trees that was sent to surrounding towns to spread the love and respect for nature, and also he advised to make tree plantations in their localities. Hence was launched the first Arbor Day in modern history.
The first American Arbor Day was originated by J. Sterling Morton of Nebraska City, Nebraska. He pitched the concept at an annual meeting of the Nebraska State board of agriculture in Lincoln. And on April 10, 1872, Nebraskans planted an estimated one million trees in their state. So, happy 151st Arbor Day in America! Why does Arbor Day matter to us? It’s the day dedicated to tree planting, caring for and climbing trees. In at least 45 countries, anyway. In America, we celebrate Arbor Day on April 10th. But, many countries celebrate it on the last Friday in April. So we’ll be celebrating Arbor Day again in a couple of weeks!
For great information on what might be going on in your neck o the woods, check out the Arbor Day Foundation’s website (arborday.org). Or click on the links in the deeper dive section of this story at theclimatedaily.org/episodes.
UPCOMING STOCKHOLM CLIMATE WEEK
Following up on its STHLM+50 Climate Hub which reached over 30 million viewers, a group called, We Don’t Have Time is hosting four days of climate solutions, willingness, dedication, and human ingenuity April 18-22, 2023. We Don’t Have Time claims to be the world’s largest social media _____ for climate solutions.
It’s called Stockholm Climate Week. It’s free to register, but tickets are limited. That’s why we at The Climate Daily are telling you about it this week. Spoiler alert. If you don’t live in Stockholm, or won’t be in Stockholm next week, it is possible to still attend. More on that later. Day One begins with Food & Agriculture– exploring how regenerative agriculture and nature-based solutions can help solve the climate crisis. There will also be talk about the power of green local governance, and the need to move beyond GDP as a measurement of prosperity.
Day two is Energy & Security. There’ll be an in-depth discussion on energy efficiency and energy security, and how to rapidly phase out the trillions of dollars in fossil fuel subsidies. Day Three is all about Exponential Solutions. The goal of the Exponential Solutions Day is to change the narrative on the daunting challenge ahead of us to a narrative of exponential optimism.
Day four is EARTH DAY!!!! Join us for We Don’t Have Time for its live Earth Day broadcast. Let’s celebrate the only liveable planet that we know of. This day is dedicated to the indisputable science of climate change and the solutions that will increase our long-term prosperity and preserve the earth’s rich and diverse ecosystems.
By the way, Stockholm Climate Week has its own theme song, “Just Because Some Bad Wind Blows”, by Nick Nuttall. Nuttall is a freelance communications consultant and former Director of Communications and Outreach and Spokesperson for the UN Environment. Click on the link in the Deeper Dive section of this story at TheClimate.org/episodes to register for Stockholm Climate Week, to hear the snappy song, and also to check out the week online, all week.
THE CLIMATE DAILY LAUNCHES ITS 50/100 REFORESTATION CAMPAIGN
Remember how in January we at The Climate Daily launched our first ever Climate Champions Massive Tree Reforestation campaign? Well in honor of upcoming Earth Day 2023, we’re launching The Climate Champions 50/100 campaign! What’s a climate champion, you ask? A climate champion proves that a small group of people can make a massive impact on the planet in a short amount of time. How? Our company, The Climate, is partnering with over 30 international tree-planting organizations–ALONG WITH our climate champions– to re-plant, and regrow forests all over the world, by planting ten thousand trees at a time. Why? Because science says the best way to combat climate change is to restore nature. And the fastest way to restore nature is to plant and grow a trillion trees, and the fastest way to plant and grow a trillion trees is to replant and regrow forests. The fastest way to do that is to plant ten thousand trees at a time,
And the fastest and most fun way to plant ten thousand trees at a time is to fundraise with friends, climate champions. So, we’re looking for folks to donate $50 or $100 one time, to help us plant 10,000 trees at a time, in one of seven regions around the planet. (Which our tree planting partners will do. They’re the tree-planting professionals.)
Please visit champions.theclimate.org/climate hyphen champions/50or100. Click on the donate button and join our team of climate champions today. Again, visit champions.theclimate.org/climate hyphen champions/50or100. Click on the donate button and join our team of climate champions today. And if you want to start your own team of climate champions, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Well help you put together your own small group of climate champions to make a massive impact on the planet in a short amount of time.
(Planting 10 thousand trees–a 20-acre forest!) Wouldn’t it be great to be the change you want to see in the world? Go to champions.theclimate.org/climate hyphen champions/50or100and become part of something special. Become a climate champion. Thank you!!