Earth Day 2021: Read, Plant, Grow
Videos, essays, and poems from our event on 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're happy to share the evening broken down into parts. It was great to come together and show support for young environmental leaders who are working hard to make a real difference!
Vincent and Barb's opening, and a quick look at the environmental aspect of OliveSeed's education work and the MLK Day launch
From Amos and his eco-team, reforesting a critical wildlife habitat in the Maasai Mara and a visit to the tree nursery preserving native species
From Ilham, Ali, and their students, a plastics campaign, an pedagogical organic farm, and restoring a forest of the ancient argan tree
Plastics clean-up, recycling, and tree plantings in the streets of Islamabad with Stephanie and her students at Sitara School
From 3 Bay Area schools, an urgent appeal to protect forests, a student discussion of climate and wildfires, and neighborhood tree plantings
A nature poem from a young Maasai, a word of thanks, and a musical performance by our friends from the Amazigh band AZA
Essays & Poems
The Tree of Life: Essays from the Land of Argania Spinosa
These essays are part of an upcoming anthology on nature and Amazigh traditions in the region around Biougra, Morocco.
See also the blog post from California student Nicolette Gualino.
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.