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In a single 24 hour period, one million trees will be planted in Ireland and N.Ireland. This can be done elsewhere. We can plant a million trees in every country that day. The event starts noon April 26th and ends noon April 27th. We can do this.

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Sue H. (6)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:19 am
Great idea, I wish them much success!

Brian M. (210)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:32 am
Think of how wonderful it would be if people in all the other nations of the world followed this example. What if the people of every nation planted a million trees that day? Go ahead. Do it. We can make a difference.

Ben Oscarsito (356)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 10:38 am
Great! -We can NEVER plant too many trees. I've planted more than a thousand so far BTW...

The best time to plant a tree was 50 years ago, the secondbest time is NOW!

Chelsey A. (9)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 10:54 am
Wow that is amazing... You know those pine cones? Stick them in the ground, it'll be a tree in a few decades.

mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 11:15 am
Hmmm; moderately "great". The problem (as i see it) being not so much the lack of planting (millions of) tree-babies --which trees seem to have been able to take care of on their own pretty well for aeons-- but mostly the ongoing slaughtering of (billions) of big(ger) trees

Brian M. (210)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:39 pm
Planting a million trees is important, not just because of all the trees being planted, but because it gets people thinking and talking and caring about nature. This will undoubtedly be a big news event in Ireland at least, so even those who don't participate may find themselves thinking more about the environment. This is a direct action that needs to be repeated in every country until everyone is talking about trees and about the environment and then about the climate and then about everything else that needs to be done to fight climate change. Maybe it is just a symbolic gesture, but the right symbol at the right time can strike people in their hearts and engage them to take action.

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (292)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 3:32 pm

divergent revolution (333)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12:54 pm
was listening to a John Lennon song about deforestation,in the 70's already
when will they ever learn?
thanks Brian,as always wonderful articles

Marlene Dinkins (262)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12:59 pm
notato and also very interesting!!!! great idea!!!! grazie !!!!

tiffany t. (148)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:45 pm
fare thee well

Melania Padilla (191)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 2:15 pm
Awesome!! Noted

Laurie H. (765)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 5:29 pm
Brian, Thanks for this great article!!!! Way To Go!!!!!~ ~~

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 6:27 pm
Brilliant post Brian and brilliant idea. I think you have the right of it Brian. It may be a symbolic gesture but it does start a dialogue and that is the seed for every new beginning and positive change. Twittered and google shared.

Shawna S. (44)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 9:24 pm
I'll plant a tree that day :)

Nikki B. (129)
Friday March 22, 2013, 2:39 am
Ambitious and worthy plan. Good luck with gaining the level of participation needed, I hope it is achieved. Thanks Brian.

Joy Wong (81)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:27 am
Noted, thanks.

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday March 22, 2013, 5:58 am
Noted, thanks.

John Gregoire (272)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:09 am
Ambitious and I hope they make it. On a good day we could do a thousand so it shouldn't take a grunch of volunteers nationwide.

Beth S. (337)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:33 am


In fact, Israel was the ONLY country in the world to enter into the 21st century with a huge net gain of trees, and still has, in spite of all the arson fires deliberately set by the Arabs.

Brian M. (210)
Friday March 22, 2013, 10:49 am
What makes this event unique, Beth, is that the Irish plan on planting a million trees in 24 hours. Now, don't you think that it would be a great idea if this kind of event were held in all the nations of the world, including Israel? We need this kind of event to raise consciousness about our Mother Earth, to get people thinking about how they can live a simpler life that is more in harmony with Earth, and to energize them to demand that corporations and governments around the world change their ways and transition our global civilization away from dirty energy to clean, renewable energy. We have to learn how to live cooperatively on this planet and with this planet if any of us is to survive at all.

Faye Swan (23)
Friday March 22, 2013, 3:34 pm
Noted & shared!

Hartson Doak (33)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:24 pm
I am doing this myself in Hawaii. I have been replacing the non native trees that die with native Lonomea trees and Alahee trees. I have also planted the native dwarf Koa on a slope that had only a nonnative ground cover on it. It is no where near a million, but it is a start.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 22, 2013, 5:13 pm
Wow thats nice to know there is somewhere thats not just cutting them down Think i will go live in Ireland just to see all the trees

Noted thanks

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 10:21 pm
Awesome. The town I currently live in gives 3 free trees to every resident that asks away each year every April. We are known as the Athens of Florida and it's a nice tradition going way back. I enjoy the large trees that are all around today as someone planted them years ago, and today's trees will be enjoyed by those in the future.

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday March 23, 2013, 10:23 pm
Oh Beth do you have to bring up your hateful retoric upon every thread no matter what the topic. It isn't becoming on you and serves no purpose on this thread other than showing your racist attitude.
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