Sunday, February 27, 2011

The 13-year-old tree ambassador takes planting message to UN

The 13-year-old tree ambassador -

It's not every day that a 13-year-old boy gets a chance to address the United Nations General Assembly. But Felix Finkbeiner is no ordinary teenager.
Finkbeiner is already the head of his own organization, Plant for the Planet, dedicated to planting millions of trees all around the world.
At the U.N. earlier this month, Finkbeiner had one item on his agenda: taking adults to task for their lack of action on planting trees.
In the normally staid U.N., Finkbeiner had a field day telling off a group of adults. His message to the diplomats was simple: "stop talking and start planting."
Finkbeiner warned the countries that disappearing trees would create a climate crisis for children's future.
"We children understand that the adults know everything about these crises, but we children don't understand why there's so little action," he said.

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