sábado, 15 de agosto de 2015

1,000 Billion Trees for a Cleaner World

17-year-old climate-protection campaigner Felix Finkbeiner wins the Reader’s Digest “European of the Year 2015” award.

He is only 17 years old and already a world ambassador for more effective climate protection. Felix Finkbeiner and his climate-rescue initiative Plant-for-the-Planet have already planted hundreds of millions of saplings all over the world to help save the Earth from climate collapse. For his exemplary commitment, the European issues of Reader’s Digest magazine have now selected him as “European of the Year.” This makes student Finkbeiner the youngest recipient of the award in its 20-year history.

By the year 2020 Finkbeiner and his fellow campaigners intend to have planted one trillion trees, 150 for every single person on the planet. “The Earth has plenty of room for all those extra trees without needing to encroach on farmland or the places where people live, and they would absorb a quarter of global CO2 emissions,” Felix says on his vision. He laid the foundations for his initiative when he was nine years old and preparing to give a presentation about the climate crisis to his classmates. He found an online article about Kenyan Nobel Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, who helped get 30 million trees planted in her home country over 30 years. “I got it into my head that me and my classmates could do something similar, so we planted a tree,” says Felix in the February issue of Reader’s Digest. The children started thePlant-for-the-Planet initiative with the aim of bringing together kids from all over the world and planting a million trees in every country

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