‘Stop talking, start planting’: Plant for the Planet’s Earth Day message

It’s been a busy Earth Day week for some local students who are part of Plant for the Planet. Last weekend, they joined in the Cascadia Climate Conference on Whidbey Island, as shown in the clip above. Christine Deppe tells us what they were up to today:

Today, Fairmount Park Elementary students Abby Snodgrass and Tim and Sarah Deppe held a schoolwide presentation on climate change. As Plant For The Planet Ambassadors they explained the impact of climate disruption and their 3-point plan on what can be done. One action item is to plant 150 trees per person by 2020, bringing Seattle to a little over 95,000,000 trees. The plan ‘Stop talking, start planting’ was originally created by 9-year-old Felix Finkbeiner, and now 52,000 Youth Ambassadors all over the world share his vision.

If you want to learn more, please visit the website and watch ‘How We Children Save the World’ with your family.

Christine says Abby was interviewed for an HBO documentary that aired tonight, “Saving My Tomorrow” – watch for repeats on the HBO schedule. And Christine says, if you want some trees planted – Plant for the Planet would be happy to help.

3 Replies to "'Stop talking, start planting': Plant for the Planet's Earth Day message"

  • Lauren April 22, 2015 (9:54 pm)

    So cool, way to go guys!

  • Marco April 23, 2015 (11:23 am)

    Thanks for sharing, WSB :)

    Go, kids, go!

  • JAT April 23, 2015 (1:33 pm)

    I sure hope they rode their bike up to Whidbey, otherwise the pro-Shell drilling rig commenters are going to call them hippy hypocrites, right?

    I can only hope (and sadly I don’t have much) that when those kids grow up they look back fondly on driving past the rig in the spring of 2015, twice as tall as the W Seattle Bridge, and see that as a turning point in our ability to look beyond corporate profits and learn to leave the oil in the ground.

    But I don’t actually have any hope at all.

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