In The Man Who Planted Trees, a solitary shepherd brings life and hope to a desolate region by planting a hundred acorns a day for thirty years. This beautiful, inspiring short film is available online, and I invite you to take half an hour to watch it.
It may inspire you to plant a tree yourself in some corner of the world:
– In the Atlantic Forest of South America, through the Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign
– Or in Kenya and throughout Africa, through Nobel Prize laureate Wangari Maathai’s organization, The Green Belt Movement
– Or in urban Los Angeles, CA, through the TreePeople‘s effort to plant a million trees.
Or you may want to reduce your paper usage by opting out of unwanted catalogs. I recommend Catalog Choice’s free service, which allows you to choose specific catalogs you want to decline. You know the ones you didn’t even sign up for but somehow receive? The ones you never look at anyway? It only takes a minute or two to decline them and save printing, shipping, and disposal costs.
Check out what others are doing, and consider sharing your own Earth Day story on Google’s Earth Day map.