Earth Day 2021: Read, Plant, Grow
Videos, essays, and poems from our event on Earth Day, April 22nd
Student groups from Morocco, Kenya, Pakistan, and California shared video stories that evening on their environmental projects. In case you weren't able to join us, we are happy to share the evening here broken down into parts. It is great to come together and show support for young environmental leaders who are working hard to make a real difference in this world!
Vincent and Barb's opening, and a quick look at the environmental aspect of our education work and the MLK Day launch
From Ilham, Ali, and their students, a plastics campaign, an pedagogical organic farm, and restoring a forest of the ancient argan tree
From 3 Bay Area schools, an urgent appeal to protect forests, a student discussion of climate and wildfires, and neighborhood tree plantings
From Amos and his eco-team, reforesting a critical wildlife habitat in the Maasai Mara, a visit to tree nursery preserving native species at the Mara Discovery Centre
Plastics clean-up, recycling, and tree plantings in the streets of Islamabad with Stephanie and her students at Sitara School
A nature poem from a young Maasai, our thanks to all, and a musical performance by our friends from the Amazigh band AZA
You'll find an interview with Amos and longer versions of the videos by Ilham, Ali, and AZA on our Youtube channel.
Essays & Poems
The Tree of Life: Essays from the Land of Argania Spinosa (Biougra, Morocco)
These essays are part of an upcoming anthology on nature and Amazigh traditions in this region.
See also the blog post from California student Nicolette Gualino.
How you can pay It forward! Help these teachers and students plant an argan tree in Morocco or native trees in a critical wildlife habitat in Kenya. Thank you.