Thursday, January 5, 2012

[GMW #2375] Each Birthday an Earthday to Celebrate by Planting a Tree

Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 1001 to 1500
~ Idea 1267 ~
29 December 1997
Barbara suggested that every birthday of the 5.9 billion persons of this planet should also become their own Earthday to celebrate the Earth which is their mother, to give thanks for the miracle of life and to promise to take good care of the Earth. If a tree would be planted on the birthday of each person on Earth, 5.9 billion trees would be added to our capital of trees every year.

We promised to do it on each of our birthdays and will recommend it to our children and grandchildren. Eighteen trees will thus be planted by us in 1998.

Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,
Volume II Chapter 11 - Of Gratitude
I will never be able to thank God enough for having granted me the tremendous miracle of life. From the millions of seeds of my father and tiny eggs of my mother, mine were the only lucky ones. Thank you dear God a million times.
UN News Sources - UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service , UN Wire News Archive
References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Rights of: Children, Women, Indigenous People
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.

The Free Farm

The Free Farm in San Francisco, run fully by volunteers, is dedicated to bringing fresh, local, organic produce for free to under-served communities in the San Francisco area. In 2009 alone, they gifted over 20,000 lbs of produce. A remarkable activist describes his experience in serving at the Free Farm. "We are not growing fruits and veggies. We are facilitating the growth of soil and community. The food is a by-product. We're mostly giving back to Mother Earth, and in the process, enjoying the co-creation of noble friendship. This is the revelation I got when I met "Tree" (the founder of the Free Farm). From my perspective, this is Gandhi's constructive program at its best, revamped for the 21st century. Gandhi used the spinning wheel as both physical embodiment and symbol for radical change. Today, the foundation for social justice is local and healthy food -- our "spinning wheel" for the 21st century." { read more }

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