A Healthy Ocean Takes Root in Trees
As we approach September, I have been thinking about the promise and excitement that a new school year brings. Not surprisingly, the word “echo” keeps coming to mind. Creating an “echo” is one of the core tenets on which EarthEcho International was based--the idea that the actions we take reverberate through our global community.
Over the course of the next nine months of the school year, all of us have the potential to create a powerful echo. During this time, EarthEcho is looking to each and every one you to help us amplify our echo. We have set a goal of planting 1,000 more trees across the planet. Will you be part of #OurEcho?
Trees not only beautify communities but are powerful forces in mitigating carbon emissions, taking some of the stress off the world’s largest carbon sink, our ocean. So whether you can plant one tree or one hundred, be part of something larger--help us have a greater “echo.”
We will be sharing this echo during the U.S. Department of State’s 2016 Our Ocean Conference in Washington, DC., hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry. This event brings together environmental and political leaders, and youth from across the globe--including our own EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council--to jointly work on issues ranging from sustainable fisheries and marine pollution to marine protected areas and climate-related impacts on the ocean.
During the conference, Secretary Kerry will be pushing for groups from across the world to report on their “1000 Ocean Actions” to protect our most precious resource. Our tree planting campaign is one of those 1000 Ocean Actions, collectively creating an even larger impact for a healthy ocean and healthy climate.
Join us today. Tell us about your plans. Create an echo.
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