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The Lorax Prepares for the End Days of the Mayan Calendar

The Lorax Prepares for the End Days of the Mayan Calendar

This post was written by our friend Alana Lea, forest activist

The end of the Mayan Calendar is upon us, no matter where we live on this planet. What to do?

Real life Loraxes plant trees. They know it’s the end of an age of destruction of natural resources and human values. They know the dawning age of Aquarius will be needing some fresh air and water that only trees can provide.

So without mucking around any longer, Lorax people plant trees.

Last time I wrote, I told you about a man who’d planted 2,000 trees by himself and wanted to have a nursery to plant thousands more. Shortly after writing the story, I was invited to visit the Vale do Santo Antonio in Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, where there is a sustainability center called SINAL. There, I was asked to partner with them on the reforestation of the degraded patches of land on the property, and the adjoining neighbors properties – about 250 acres in total.

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The first person I thought of to help with this was Michel, the hero of my last post. He is excited to have a tree nursery on the land there. He lives only about 30 minutes away, and he’s welcome to live on site when he’s working the land.

So I set a new goal to raise funds to start the nursery and pay him to do some training, then manage it. He loved the idea, but my success at fundraising will be the key to how soon we can start since we have to pay for building materials and some travel expenses.

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Michel

 

Fortunately, my experience working with the growers in Sao Paulo state, about 6 hours away, will feed this process well. I hope to create an exchange of information between the nurserymen of Guaratingueta and the wannabe nurseryman of Petropolis!

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So I asked some of my musician friends here in the US if they’d be willing to help. They generously jumped at the chance to give a song to people who donate funds to start Dawning of a New Age Nursery.

We hope you’ll come and have a look at their offerings, and we’ll even send a song to you just for visiting our new site: www.The-Music-Tree.com.

 

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9:34PM PST on Feb 2, 2013

We have to fix this house (Earth) but we also have to build the road out to the other houses (Luna, Mars, Eros, other planetessimals) and open them up in case our house is beyond repair...

2:30PM PST on Dec 11, 2012

We had our chance and are now beyond the point of no return.
Clean Energy - Nuclear Waste - "Oxymoron" accent on Moron!

6:00AM PST on Dec 11, 2012

I hope both Alana's trees and trees in general survive global warming. We really need to control global warming.

10:48AM PST on Dec 10, 2012

Seven years ago I moved to the country, bought a piece of land that was virgin, had never been lived on. I insisted that as few trees be cut as possible to move my mobile home on it and got a very environmentally friendly septic system installed. I imediately began planting trees to replace the ones we had to cut and encoouraged the ones mother nature planted herself. To me, you can't have enough trees. I have oak, pines, long leaf pine, maple, mimosa, and holly on my land. Most of my land is uncleared, wild like it was when I got it. There is lots of habitat for local wildlife. If I had the money, I would buy the property next door, which is wetlands to prevent it from development, but the owner wants more than I can afford. My dream, if I ever won the lottery, would be to buy up lots of wild land and turn it over to the nature conservancy to preserve forever.

12:32AM PST on Dec 10, 2012

fantastic. all the best for your awesome project. go trees! :)

8:26PM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Thanks Alana! As we transition from one cycle to another what a wonderful opportunity to honor Mother Earth and celebrate the sacredness of all forms of life.

8:26PM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Thanks Alana! As we transition from one cycle to another what a wonderful opportunity to honor Mother Earth and celebrate the sacredness of all forms of life.

8:04PM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Awesome work! :-)

7:24PM PST on Dec 8, 2012

so....I DON'T have to buy gifts ?

6:58AM PST on Dec 8, 2012

Tree planting is the way to go.

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