On February 2, 2011, Felix Finkbeiner, a 13-year-old from Germany, spoke at the United Nations at the opening of the International Year of Forests.
Felix is the founder of Plant-for-the-Planet. In case you don’t know – at the age of nine, Felix announced that he wanted to plant a million trees in his native Germany. It took him just three years to do that, and now his organization, Plant for the Planet, is international.
Felix was invited to speak at the Cancun climate conference in December, 2010, and on February 2, 2011, he addressed the United Nations in New York.
In a ten-minute speech, which Felix, native of Germany, delivered in perfect English and apparently without needing any prompts, he presented the motives and goals of children from several different countries, and asked them to join forces worldwide in the fight for their future.
President Obama, are you listening? Felix dared to mention climate change, something which was sadly missing from your State of the Union address.
This is a truly amazing spectacle. Take a look here:
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