April 22, 2013
Noon, wherever you are on the planet
Sing for the Trees You Love
Mother and Daughter, Oslo, Norway
A Single Idea Planted With HopeIn January 2010 a single idea was planted on the fertile ground of Facebook. It was a simple call: Create your own Woodstock. On Earth Day, April 22, 2010 sing to your favorite tree.
Since then over 6,000 people from 45 countries and 48 U.S. states have sung to trees
Every day a rain forest the size of Central Park is destroyed.
Every year a rain forest area larger than England is cut down.
15% of deforestation is caused by cutting down trees for toilet paper.
The Civil Rights Movement, Apartheid and more recently Pete Seeger's Ship of Hope to clean the Hudson River have used song to create awareness and galvanize action.
"As you humans come and take a public stand with us, it does strengthen our health. Your intentions radiate in waves that carry life force. We are grateful for the public nature of your support. That is needed even more than you know. Open support creates consciousness waves within the collective human mind. Our life becomes less about struggling to maintain and more about generating greater life force for all. Every small thought turned to action counts." Bonnie Willow, Asheville, North Carolina
"The trees say BeLeaf in yourself." Alan DeValle, New York City
Kindergarten class in Switzerland
Make Every Day Earth Day
Sing for the Trees you Love
I am a sacred song activist. I speak for acorn and oak, orca and ivory. I sing for the trees, for all that has disappeared and is disappearing from this earth.
I add my voice to the wind to join the flight of the monarchs, the march of the penguins, the dance of the bees.
All is song. All are one. These are not cliches. This is truth.
I am a song weaver, a songkeeper of the old songs, sending threads through my voice the way spiders spin silk webs.
I am not alone. I am one of many songs at dawn sent to the rising sun, to the flying hawk, to the floating swan.
I am one voice in a chorus of cardinal and elderberry, aspen and laurel, snow drop and plum.
I add my breath. I sing my song. I hear your voice.
Susan Elizabeth Hale, April 21, 2013
Ash Tree at Westminster Bank Spout in Malvern from 2013 Sing for the Trees