|WORLD TREE DAY
We must see ourselves as more than individuals.
We are part of humanity. That makes us brothers and sisters, in one big human family.
As part of humanity, we are also part of nature, mother nature.
That makes us children of mother earth,living as one big family in one…… small planet.
Yes, one very small planet shared by more than 6 billion brothers and sisters.
Yes, our small planet is getting smaller, smaller as it now takes only 13 hours or just half a days
flying by plane for all of us from Malaysia to be in beautiful Kenya.
Yes, our small planet is getting smaller as technology such as the internet brings us closer.
We hope that our common dream for a healthier planet will bring the children of the world
much closer as partners to help save our small planet.
The planet might be small, but our spirit for the environment,
mother nature must surely be very big to face the challenges ahead.
Yes, sadly our small planet is getting smaller even for the trees.
We are not practicing enough sustainable development;
we should be planting 10 trees for every one we cut.
Did you know that every day 32,300 hectares of trees are lost?
It is as large as the size of 70,000 football fields a day.
In one year we are losing 12 million hectares of beautiful trees.
Did you know that it takes 100 years for a single huge tree to grow
in the forest and develop an integrated eco-system of flaura, fauna,
insects and animals that is all gone in just 5 minutes when it is cut down?
That is why UNEP’s Billion Tree campaign is a timely
and important campaign for all of us to take part in.
If we don’t plant trees, then who will?
If we don’t plant now, then when will we do it?
It is our belief that trees are symbols of life.
Trees are our lungs.
The oxygen it breathes out for us and
and trees that will give us our miracle cures to fight diseases.
Can we imagine a world without trees?
Where will the birds go?
Where will we get our fruits?
Where will we get our clean air?
Where will we get our shade?
And where will we climb and play?
Is the journey of trees just from seeds to become wooden seats?
Trees give life because they too are alive.
Can you hear the trees crying?
Can you see their tears flowing?
Listen and watch carefully and we shall indeed hear and see it.
Let us pray and hope that this is only the beginning of our journey
together to create awareness and to take action for the trees.
That is why, today, we also would like to invite our brothers and sisters
to join us in a Petition Campaign for the establishment of
a World Tree Day by the year 2008.
And maybe with the World Tree Day we can continue our effort
to open the eyes and more importantly to open the hearts of humanity
that there should be no more
“Tears of Trees”.
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World Tree Day Campaign Song
......."Tears of Trees" .......
WORLD TREE DAY