Plant For The Planet Academy: Sign Up Today

Plant For The Planet Academy

October 26th, 9am – 5pm

2 locations – Jane Addams School & Cleveland HS, Seattle WA

Free or all students ages 8 – 14 No cost to attend. 

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Imagine planting a million trees, what you would feel like, how you would change the world… Now get started! 80 lucky students ages 8 – 14 from area schools will train to serve our community as Climate Justice Ambassadors! Worldwide, over 19,000 young students have been through this fun and educational Academy training, and joined forces as leaders of the Official Tree-Planting Campaign of the United Nations.

All participants receive:

  • free Plant For The Planet T-shirt
  • free copy of the book “Tree By Tree” by Felix and Friends
  • snacks (Bring your own sack lunch and water bottle)
  • training in how to present the slideshow to an audience
  • support getting started with friends after the workshop

Play experiential games to understand how our world needs to change, learn to plant a tree with Seattle Parks naturalists, get a photo with local leaders, rehearse the slideshow and end the day giving the slideshow to invited guests.

Students, age 8 – 14, who care about our future and who want to plant a truly tree-mendous transformation of our planet, please attend this one-day workshop on May 24th to send a powerful signal against the climate crisis.

At 4pm that day, families and invited guests will come see the slideshow presentation given by the students at the conclusion of the training. Plan to attend with the whole family to experience this powerful work and celebrate the world’s newest Climate Justice Ambassadors! Then join us in Seattle Parks the following Saturday November 2nd, Green Seattle Day! Bring the whole family out to launch Seattle’s Tree-planting Season.

Thanks to support from the Seattle Parks Dept, and Coolmom for all the help making this a fantastic free event, open to all students!

To learn more, go to the “Seattle Plant for the Planet Academy” page. Questions? Contact Michael Foster.

Plant-for-the-Planet Global Boards need Youth Candidates from the U.S.A.

How would you like to be a leader in a democratic global youth organization that has begun transforming the planet one tree at a time? Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?kinderboard_2012neu

You have to be old enough: 8 years old and under 21. If you are 7 and a 1/2 you’ll just have to wait a little while. And you have to be elected. Candidates from North America  are sought for the Youth Board, ages 15 – 21.

Here’s an invitation from the Secretariat in Germany. Please pass this along:

Dear students, teachers and supporters of the Plant-for-the-Planet Initiative,

Apply now to become member of the new Global Boards 2013/14. The online-voting for the new Plant-for-the-Planet Global Boards 2013/14 starts on 27th March!

  • ·         Do you want to deepen your involvement with Plant-for-the-Planet?
  • ·         Do you want to take extensive action to fight the climate crisis?
  • ·         Do you want to inspire children worldwide and represent their interests?

Then apply for the Plant-for-the-Planet Global Boards 2013/2014!

Again, there will be two Global Boards: one for the Children’s Initiative, for children aged from 8 to 14 and one for the Youth Initiative, for young people aged from 15 to 21 years. Together they will represent the Plant-for-the-Planet Initiative, which invites everyone around the world to become a member.

In each of the Global Boards there will be 14 members who represent 7 different world regions. You can be a part of it too. Exchange ideas and opinions with people from around the world and help to take Plant-for-the-Planet into the future!

Requirements:

  • trained Climate Justice Ambassador or high level of motivation to lobby for climate justice
  • joy in inspiring children and youth
  • aged between 8 to 14 (children’s Global Board) or from 15 to 21 years (youth Global Board) as of the 1st July 2013
  • availability between the 1st of July 2013 and 30th of June 2014 for the monthly board meetings of the Global Board via the Internet
  • good English skills to participate actively in the monthly sessions of the Global Board (per Internet)
  • one adult coordinator (e.g. a parent) if you are a minor

You have until 22th March 2013 to apply to sit on one of the Global Boards. The candidates be presented on our website, if possible with a video message.  The elections will start on 27th March 2013 online. Every Plant-for-the-Planet member with voting rights has until 19th April 2013 to register their online votes for each of the Global Boards. From these elected board members, the Global Presidents and Vice-Global Presidents will be elected. They are voted for in a second round of voting from 20-27th April 2013.

The new Presidents and Vice-Presidents will be presented at the Plant-for-the-Planet Annual Meeting in Munich. The handover from the old Global Boards to the new takes place in June, and the new Global Board takes office on 1st July 2013.

Apply here online as candidate for the Global Boards

or send us an email with your name and date of birthmembers@plant-for-the-planet.org

The current Global Board members can be seen here.

It would be great if you could forward this invitation to interested students. Thanks a lot!

Best regards!

Pascale Sarah

for the Plant-for-the-Planet Secretariat

Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation

Lindemannstr. 13

82327 Tutzing – Germany

Tel. ++49 (0) 8808 9345

Fax. ++49 (0) 8808 9346

http://www.plant-for-the-planet.org

If you are interested or know a youth who would like to be on the board, please contact me or Plant For The Planet now. I’ll be happy to share more information.

Learn more about the Global Board and how to become a candidate on the “Structure” page at:

http://www.plant-for-the-planet.org/en/about-us/structure/global-board