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We are proud of these creative models of partnership with communities, like the ones in Kalinga, which has significant impact on the environmental, societal and political stability of the area. While there is still a ways to go, the courage to plant these trees has brought the people closer to a peaceful existence, both with nature and with each other. Making this an exceptional example of peacebuilding on this special day.
Trees of Peace
Spread peace and love this Christmas season with these tree-lined holiday company cards. The front side of each Trees of Peace Business Holiday Card is packed with a forest of pine trees above a peaceful holiday message to the world. The back side offers up more space for pictures of you and your team or a more personal holiday greeting from your company. We can provide a large number of alternate back design templates that you can swap out with the original back template to create a brand new holiday card for your business. Your logo can be added to any of them easily. All of our Trees of Peace Business Holiday Cards are printed on recycled keepsake paper.
She mobilized Kenyans, particularly women, to plant more than 30 million trees, and inspired the United Nations to launch a campaign that has led to the planting of 11 billion trees worldwide. More than 900,000 Kenyan women benefited from her tree-planting campaign by selling seedlings for reforestation.
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Recently, on a dazzling fall day, I had the good fortune to stand beneath the towering eastern white pines on Comstock Knoll. Looking upward, I watched the tall trees slowly swaying as a warm breeze stirred their shimmering, blue-green needles into swirling eddies against a cerulean sky. As it passed through the silken needles, the breeze made a hushed, swishing sound like the soothing sound of the ocean. I thought of the native peoples on whose ancestral land Cornell stands and their connection to the great trees overhead.
The Great Law of Peace guides the Haudenosaunee to strive for unity and to reach consensus on important decisions that benefit each nation as well as the entire Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Underscoring the guide is the philosophy that cultivating healthy minds in individuals contributes to the health and vitality of the larger community, which is essential to peace.
A veritable giant in the landscape, the eastern white pine is the tallest tree in the Northeastern U.S. and can reach heights of 150 feet or more, given the right conditions. Trunks can obtain hefty girths up to 4 feet in diameter in older trees. Tiers of horizontal branches extend from the straight trunks and bear silky, 3-to-5 inch-long bluish-green, filament-like needles that are attached in bundles of five needles. The five-clustered needles are representative of the five original Haudenosaunee nations.
Lifespans of at least 200 years have been reported in current times, and a few trees are known to be over 400 years! Old-growth white pine forests were abundant throughout the northeastern U.S. but were over-harvested during the 18th and 19th centuries for their valuable timber.
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story of Africa by Jeanette Winter is a wonderful picture book biography about the environmentalist and 2004 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Kids from four through eight years of age will enjoy this true account of Wangari who lives under "an umbrella of green trees in the shadow of Mount Kenya in Africa." After studying in America for six years, she returns home and sees that the trees have been cut down leaving the land barren and without crops or birds. Wangari plants seeds for trees and convinces other women to do the same. When the authorities wanted to cut down more trees, she refused and was imprisoned but by then "the Green Belt Movement" that she had started had spread with more than 30 million trees planted. The text and colorful illustrations convey the message of reverence for the natural world and the ability of one person to change the way things are.
The book is a really inspiring true story about a girl from Kenya who plants trees to replenish ones which had been cut down. It's a great story about perseverance and courage!Today, I'm blogging with a summary of songs and dances I used for the program, as well as scenery ideas.
As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. So Wangari decides to do something--and starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. And as they grow, so do her plans. . . .
To highlighting the importance of women in building and promoting peace, they brought together 25 young representatives from the Shabak, Turkmen, Sunni and Christian minorities who planted trees in a number of villages as a symbol of new beginnings and reconciliation.
"Wangari lives under an umbrella of green trees in the shadow of Mount Kenya in Africa." So begins this tribute to Wangari Maathai, a young woman who saw deforestation turn the lush lands of Kenya into a barren desert. Wangari began to plant seedlings and encouraged the women around her to do the same. By 2004, 30 million trees had been planted and Wangari won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Much has been written to justify the decision to carry out the first atomic bombing in history, the first event of the use of weapons of mass destruction on a large scale. It is likely that an invasion of the Japanese islands would have had a greater cost in loss of life. It is very difficult to justify these decisions. War, per se, is impossible to justify. We must learn from these painful lessons and avoid repeating the mistakes of the past and to build a culture of peace.
Peace is not only the absence of an armed conflict. The meaning of this term, in my opinion, goes hand in hand with the concept of justice, which makes it a very controversial argument. A peaceful society is a just society, and in a just society all people have the right to pursue happiness. To achieve this, it is necessary not only to satisfy the basic material needs, but also the spiritual ones. From this point of view, a just society provides many goods and services to its inhabitants, including health, a clean, healthy, and ecologically balanced physical space, and opportunities for education and personal fulfillment. Hence, the concept of justice encompasses many other concepts, such as environmental, social, intergenerational, and ecological justice.
A peaceful society is pluralistic and egalitarian. There are no distinctions by concept of religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, age, race, and social condition. A just society is honest. Corruption itself is a devious form of violence, normalizing cheaters and ensuring that they are the ones who get the most benefit by stealing resources from the weakest.
The Green Legacy Hiroshima Foundation ( ) was established in 2011 to propagate the seeds of the trees that survived the atomic bomb, which are called Hibaku-jumoku. These trees gave Japanese cities, destroyed by atomic bombing, the hope to regenerate and recover. The Foundation propagates these trees in regions that have experienced natural disasters, violence, or are under threat from weapons of mass destruction. With the proliferation of nuclear weapons, it is the entirety of humanity that lives on the brink of annihilation. The message of the Foundation is very compelling. Humanity is thirsty for sources of inspiration and reasons to regenerate, to recover, and to restore peace, be it the kind that comes immediately after a military conflict, a natural disaster, or after political scandals related to corruption and the concentration of power, which move the most intimate fibers of a society.
For these reasons, I contacted the Foundation in April and requested the donation of seeds. Through the University of Costa Rica, and the School of Biology (where I am also a faculty member), I requested to include Costa Rica as part of the collaborating countries of the Green Legacy Hiroshima Foundation ( ). Then, I received a donation of Ginkgo biloba and Diospyros kaki seeds in November 2021 to disperse this message. The long humanist tradition of Costa Rica is consistent with the goals of the Foundation. This initiative is supported by the Hiroshima Botanical Garden through the Green Legacy Hiroshima Foundation and its founding partners Nassrine Azimi and Tomoko Watanabe. The donation and shipment of the seeds was coordinated through Yuko Baba. From the beginning, the project had the support of the UCR School of Biology through its director, Dr. Cindy Fernández. The Embassy of Costa Rica in Japan, through the Ambassador Alexander Salas Araya and the Consul William Calvo, received the seeds in Tokyo and sent them to Costa Rica; both made it possible for the Embassy of Japan in Costa Rica to also support this initiative. The School for Field Studies, and the Center for Sustainable Development Studies, are providing greenhouse space to germinate part of the seeds. Many national and international colleagues provided suggestions on germination methods and shared their experience. The initiative continues with the hope of obtaining seedlings and propagating these trees in public places to inspire present and future generations about the message of peace of the Hibaku-jumoku trees.
This message of peace transcends borders, languages, cultural, political, religious, and generational differences, and is an invitation to create an inclusive culture and a society of true peace that inspires future generations to work for the common good and use science for peaceful purposes for the good of all mankind._______
Although this prize comes to me, it acknowledges the work of countless individuals and groups across the globe. They work quietly and often without recognition to protect the environment, promote democracy, defend human rights and ensure equality between women and men. By so doing, they plant seeds of peace. I know they, too, are proud today. To all who feel represented by this prize I say use it to advance your mission and meet the high expectations the world will place on us. 041b061a72