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We were very blessed to meet Philip last year and his wonderful project Otepic.

Philip needs some help buying some bricks at 1$ a brick for his amazing project Otepic in East Kenya.
OTEPIC was established in 2008 as a grassroots community project in Kitale, a city in Western Kenya.
From the start, @Philip Odhiambo Munyasia mobilized young people and women’s groups from Kitale’s slums. The aim was to grow their own food, plant trees for reforestation, ensure sustainable water supply, use renewable energies, develop community building and to find peaceful solutions for (tribal) conflicts.
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When the Rome Statute, one of the possibly most powerful and important documents in the world was drafted, environmental crimes where on the list of possible crimes against peace and security of mankind.

But it was removed without vote and without any reason given. This was possible because it has not been in the public domain. But these times have changed. 

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Since the 1970’s Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis.

Humble yet passionate and philosophical about his work. Payeng takes us on a journey into his incredible forest.

A co-production between:
Polygon Window Productions: polygonwindowproductions.com
Title Media: http://www.titlefilms.be

Tree Conference founder Suzi Martineau talks to Campfire Convention’s Pete Lawrence and reflects on this year’s conference, shifts in thinking, social change, politics and tree hugging. www.campfireconvention.com www.thetreeconference.com

Diana shows us how to plant a tree:

Diana Bernadette Beresford-Kroeger is an Irish botanist, medical biochemist 
She is known for her extraordinary ability to bring an understanding and appreciation of the scientific complexities of nature to the general public.
“Diana Beresford-Kroeger is one of the rare individuals who can accomplish this outwardly simple but inwardly complex and difficult translation from the non-human to human realms,” E.O. Wilson wrote in the forward to Arboretum America, a Philosophy of the Forest by Beresford-Kroeger
To find out more about Diana’s work visit :

Call of The Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees

Lovely film here from Sustainable Human taken from Suzanne Simard’s Ted Talk.

Trees don’t actually compete with each other. They are super-cooperators! Many thanks to Ecosia for sponsoring this video. Learn more about how you can plant trees simply by searching the web: https://info.ecosia.org/?tt=772d982b To learn more about how trees talk, check out the full TED talk by Suzanne Simard: http://bit.ly/2a95Uwk Or read her scientific studies: http://bit.ly/2gtMEhI Find out more about sponsoring a Sustainable Human video: https://chrisagnos.com/sponsor-a-story/ Help us caption & translate this video! https://amara.org/v/bvE4/

Taking place at the Merlin Theatre in Frome on Sunday 21 October (10am-5pm), The Tree Conference 2018 will promote the message that it is possible to halt deforestation and indeed increase forest cover worldwide.

The event will share practical solutions for preserving and renewing our trees and forests, strengthen support for people working with trees and highlight practical strategies for citizen-led tree planting. The day’s programme aims to illustrate that large-scale reforestation and re-greening of deserts is possible, and that we can halt the destruction of the last of the Earth’s ancient growth forests.

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The Tree Conference returns!

Calling for large scale tree-planting, the support of old growth forests, and for a reciprocal relationship with nature to be integrated into our education system and environmental policy

Merlin Theatre, Frome, Somerset BA11 2HG

Sunday 21 October 2018, 10am-5pm

Following a very well received preliminary event in Glastonbury last year, The Tree Conference, now part of the International Tree Foundation, prepares to stage its second annual event at the Merlin Theatre in Frome, Somerset, on Sunday 21 October.

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“I believe with all my heart that we can create cities and towns that are functioning like a forest. How to really thrive on this planet is all around us.” – Sue Swain Follow more of Sue’s work in the field of biomimicry, at www.biowise.org.za

Green Renaissance, make these short films as passion projects, to share inspiration. You can help them make more films like this by making a tiny donation, so we can continue this journey with you – www.patreon.com/greenrenaissance

Who is Green Renaissance?

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Zero Carbon Britain is the flagship research project from the Centre for Alternative Technology, showing that a modern, zero-emissions society is possible using technology available today.

To find out more and get involved visit www.zerocarbonbritain.org

What if we could save the fishing industry and protect the ocean at the same time? Marine ecologist Enric Sala shares his bold plan to safeguard the high seas — some of the last wild places on earth, which fall outside the jurisdiction of any single country — by creating a giant marine reserve that covers two-thirds of the world’s ocean. By protecting the high seas, Sala believes we will restore the ecological, economic and social benefits of the ocean. “When we can align economic needs with conservation, miracles can happen,” Sala says.
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Learn more at http://www.trilliontreescampaign.org

Planting enough trees could be the most effective way to successfully overcome climate change, and it’s something we can easily do now by each of us helping to plant A Tree a Day.

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