Do you know a woman in Kenya won the Nobel Peace Prize for planting trees?
Wangari Maathai did in 2004.
In our book, Ophelia’s Oracle, Ophelia hears the fascinating story of Amaterasu, the Japanese Shinto Sun Goddess, and she learns the importance of our natural connection with all living things. The plants, the trees, the birds, and the wind are our family too!
As a nine year old, Tara Church knew this truth and had an idea— what if her Brownie Girl Scout troop planted a tree to help the planet? On May 9, 1987, Marcie the Marvelous Tree was planted in El Segundo, California and as Marcie grew, so did the nation’s first youth environmental group called the Tree Musketeers. Tara and her friends imagined children all over the world planting trees, and from their vision a movement was started.
“Neighborhood by neighborhood, kids can rescue Earth!” They are on their way to empowering 3 million kids to plant 3 million trees to fight global warming.
A call to action: Join with the Tree Musketeers by planting trees to help save the planet… Contact Donna & Tina to be put in touch with other Colorado kids – TLC for trees
Inspiration from our friend, Amaterasu, the Japanese Shinto Sun Goddess: You are a kaleidoscope of individuality. You are connected in a web of life to all beings and recognize they have many lessons for you. I see the brilliant light radiating from you!