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Sian L.

Veprinac, Icici, Croatia
single, 1 child
Joined Mar 13, 2014

Trees for Zambia 2014 - GREENPOP & Uncle Ben

A big thank you to all my friends and everyone on care2 who supported me in my recent trip to Zambia planting trees with my son. It  was a really amazing experience.  If you have the chance to plant trees with GreenPop I recommend going.

Zambian people are really friendly and open.  Everyone smiles and waves and they have super cool handshakes. One can almost start to think they have no worries at all, depsite the fact that over 60% of the population live on $1 a day.  They stand tall, have a sense of joy and a calm dignity. Poverty is the root cause of deforestation in Zambia.

We planted trees at schools, farms, communities for the disabled, a biogas producer, a chapel and a maximum security prison.  We connected with local people each day, while we planted trees together or created organic gardens.

It was hard work but also lots of fun.  We: danced and sang; played drums, rode bikes; dug lots of holes; planted more trees; learned about permaculture and reduced, reused, recyled and upcycled. We sat round camp fires and ate a lot of chickpeas cooked on solar ovens. We returned home full of gratitude for our privileged comfortable lives in safe homes with hot and cold running water.

GreenPop is run by young, passionate people with integrity that know that planting a few trees thousand trees each month is not enough.  They link up different groups that are all doing great things becausethere are so many people out there doing great things for the environment and empowering people to make positive changes in the world.  And together we are making a difference.

In Zambia, GreenPop support local efforts led by Uncle Ben, who has been a conservationist for 50 years. I have tried to add photos to profile but I haven't worked how to do it yet...
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Joined Mar 13, 2014 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
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Groups Electro magnetic pollution, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
Birthday Jan 01  
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Pets 1 cat 1 dog  
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning
Eating Habits LOTS of tea, vegetarian  
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My Philosophy
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by ban WIFI and mobile phones in schools,
save bees and ban pesticides that kill them
ban compulsory vaccinations
end slavery
ban artifical sugar
replace cell phone masts on schools and hospitals with solar panels
What/who changed my life and why Robert Davidson & David Howell - teaching me about health and homeopathy. Duane Packer & Sanaya Roman - light body and Divine Self
Son, parents & LaUna Huffines - teaching me to love
Ian Watson - 3 principles and much more
What Bugs Me doctors using fear to get compliance, drugs, drugs designed to keep you sick, people I love dying before me, losing to the English in rugby, having to wear glasses  
Passions Meditation, Superfoods  
Inspirations my son  
What Scares Me thought of running out of toilet paper, rats  
Role Models Nelson Mandela, Nick Vujicic, Matthew Hussey  
Quotation When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Books Adyashanti, Hunger Games, Alice Bailey, Batram's Herbal Medicine Encyclopedia, Sam Stern's eat vegetarian, 1984  
Music Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, Maroon 5, Adele, Mariam Makeba, Bach, Pink Floyd, Guns n Roses  
Movies Dallas Buyer's Club, Intouchables, Devil Wears Prada, Babe, First Wive's Club, Fast and Furious, Erin Brockovich, Lorenzo's oil  
TV Shows Sherlock, The Good Life, The Wire, Spooks, Hustle, Star Trek  
Favorite Foods chips, berries, chia seeds, algae  
Favorite Places Hrvatska, Mount Shasta, Stewart Mineral Springs, by the sea, forest, Wales, by the fire  
Can't Live Without Loving, laughing and dancing  
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    Jul 30, 2014 10:49 AM

    Joy W. (73)
    Box of Chocolates may contain mutts

     .. have a Blessed Day .... Love n Hugs....

    Jul 30, 2014 1:55 AM

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    Jul 29, 2014 1:05 PM

    Joy W. (73)
     .... Have a Great Day ... Love and Hugs.

    Jul 26, 2014 8:49 AM

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    Jul 25, 2014 7:40 PM

    Sarah A. (32)
       Finally Friday... Enjoy!!!
    Jul 25, 2014 8:48 AM

    Joy W. (73)
    Photo: You deserve this ♡♡♡
    Jul 24, 2014 2:23 PM

    Joy W. (73)

     ... You are welcome, Sian.

    Jul 24, 2014 7:05 AM

    Sarah A. (32)
    Jul 22, 2014 5:26 PM

    Sian L. (109)

    Thank you Joy far adding photos from trees from Zambia of: a Baobab Tree, and a picture of trees planted last year and the last photo is Uncle Ben (Greenpop's Director of Trees) dancing on stage with Jeremy Loops a musician and another Director of Greenpop.

    Planting trees with Greenpop is a lot of fun!

    Jul 22, 2014 11:10 AM

    Joy W. (73)

    Thanks to all who made Trees for Zambia 2014 possible. May the forest be with you, forever and for always.<br /><br />Sarah Isaacs Photography

    Sometimes, all you need is a little bit of green love.<br /><br />Photo taken by Sarah Isaacs Photography at Sons of Thunder

    Uncle Benji joins the fun! <br /><br />Sarah Isaacs Photography

    Jul 21, 2014 1:36 PM

    Joy W. (73)

     ... Have a Beautiful, Blessed Week, dear Sian.

    Jul 20, 2014 9:27 PM

    Sarah A. (32)


      Hi Sian - thank you for telling me all about your trip, it sounds amazing.

      Hope you've had a good weekend ... don't Mondays come around so quick !!! Take care xxx

    Jul 19, 2014 5:39 AM

    Joy W. (73)
    ... Wishing you a Beautiful Day... Love n Hugs....

    Jul 17, 2014 9:25 AM

    Joy W. (73)

     ... Love and Blessings ....

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    Jul 16, 2014 8:25 PM

    Sarah A. (32)

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      Hi Sian ... hope you had an amazing time xxx

    Jul 15, 2014 7:03 AM

    Joy W. (73)
     ... Love n Hugs, dear Sian...

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    Joy W. (73)

      ... Love and Hugs, dear Sian.

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