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Earth-work to honor of Dr. Wangari Maathai!

By March 28, 2022March 30th, 2023No Comments
For TREE LOVERS of all ages!
April 2nd, young Ethical Explorers will learn about and honor Dr. Wangari Maathai.
April is a great time to honor Dr. Wangari Maathai — it’s her birth month. And the month of Earth Day too.
She is soooooo important to our world. Ethical hero, Eco-Peace Innovator, Scientist and Activist, leader of the GREENBELT MOVEMENT, and: Nobel Peace Recipient (2004). Her Nobel Prize is particularly significant…
because this was the first time THE EARTH was acknowledged as a fundamental aspect of HUMAN PEACE WORK.
Her work of connecting us ALL to the green vision we now speak casually about,  is powerful and important. Learn more about her, create and share a TREE-VOICE in her honor…. do EARTH WORK.
Here are ways to create a TREE VOICE!  You are invited to share it with YEE, at
Here you will find:
1.Guiding instructions to develop your “Tree Voice”
2. Writing templates to get you started
3. Links to Ethical’s history of celebrating Wangari Maathai:
Link to:  YEE blog —here you will find many Wangari Quotes and pictures as well as kids projects.
YOU human being who is ethically engaged
YOU human who cares about LIFE ON EARTH!
DEVELOP YOUR UNIQUE TREE VOICE,  write… draw… dance…. sing… SHARE!
These are writing templates to give your tree voice some “lines to write on and in”
Remember you are a lovely part of an “Ethical forest,”
Here are many links  to inspire you.  But primarily, let real live TREES inspire you.
For inspiration: you may visit these links: How trees really DO TALK
A ted talk by forest scientist:  Suzanne Simard: How Trees Talk to Each Other


Here is a lovely tree voice by 11 year old Olina, who gives Tree the “I voice” combining her tree-knowledge, her earnest heart,  and her imagination!
Audrey Kindred

Audrey Kindred leads programming for youth and families at Ethical NYC

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