Fellow rebels, wisened old timers and young saplings alike, I want to show my solidarity with your peaceful direct actions by planting at least one tree for every Extinction Rebellion arrest this month. I will be counting from the Declaration of Rebellion on 31 October till the end of November, and perhaps into the future! That makes 37 already I believe! I will do this through volunteering at not-for-profit tree planting projects in the UK and raising money for them through this Crowdfunder. Over this winter, I will be planting at projects such a the excellently named:
They do a lot of great work with not a lot of money so any contribution you can make, whatever the size, would be greatly appreciated and will help get more trees in the ground.
Somewhere, a seed was planted that started Extinction Rebellion, and look how it's growing now! The passion behind this movement stems from our shared love of this earth and its rich life. Let's see that manifested as real trees, that will grow tall, sheltering and providing habitats for all sorts of other plants and animals, all the while absorbing polluting gases from the air and releasing oxygen.
As I am not able to join in the actions in the coming weeks, I thought of this as a way to be part of things and to express appreciation for the energy so many people are putting into this Rebellion, specifically the self sacrifice of getting arrested.