Miranda’s Daily Blog: Day 130
Today marks the beginning of an international week of action called “Occupy the Trees.”
The week long action has been initiated by conservationists from the Cascadia region in the US, in order to “draw attention to the entities who exploit and destroy the planet for the sake of profit.” The call to action includes 3 main points which are:
- Immediate attention and reversal to Global Climate Change which threatens all life on Earth.
- Disruption of the Earth-destroying profit machines led by the richest1% of the world and their government lackies.
- Ending all Commercial Extraction from Public Lands in all nations of the Earth.
You can find out more at occupythetrees.org
Tasmanian forest groups Still Wild Still Threatened, Huon Valley Environment Centre and Code Green are getting on board with a week of events to draw attention to the urgent need to end the destruction of the earth. Some events include:
Tuesday April 24 there will be a Kids Afternoon at the Huon Valley Environment Centre 4-6pm. Sharing food, tree craft fun, tree planting and storytelling.
Thursday 25 April Action for the rights of the animals – Defend the Devil. Stay tuned for more info.
I am super excited about being a part of Occupy the Trees. It definitely fits in well with what I am doing! And so as part of the international week of action The Observer Tree is having a virtual Open Day all week… anyone who is keen to chat to me about what I am doing up here can organise a time to Skype with me. You could even get together with a group of friends or colleagues, or put on a little community forum and I would love to talk to you live from the tree tops. Just email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
And to start the week off, here is a new short film about what I’m doing in the tree tops! This film was made by Joel Philp and is a great introduction to The Observer Tree. Check it out and spread it around…