Pledge to change – International Earth Day

ImageToday is International Earth Day and we pledged to plant a tree over on the new KalliKids blog last week.

The kids had already added themselves to the Face of Climate campaign and we decided to make a green pledge.

So after pledging we’d do it I obviously had to follow it through. (Must stop promising to do things without checking the practicalities first!)

There has been a potted Christmas tree knocking around in the garden since January so I could have just planted this but that felt a bit like cheating. We’ve tried this most years and they never seem to make it.

We bought a little tree at the garden center for a few pounds.

The kids chose a little Silver Birch and named it ‘Mini Sparkles’ and although it’s small now we hope it will grow. I’m going try to remember to visit it every year on this day (or for as long as the kids still want to), and post a picture. I hope one day my kids will be able to bring their kids to show them.

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Imagine how amazing it would be if everyone did this.

Found a hidden spot in nature and planted a little tree.

Somewhere wild you can visit again and again.

Even plant another tree every year.

What a whole lot of new trees that would be!

Happy Earth Day everyone.

*Trees produce oxygen and help reduce air pollution. A single tree can absorb 10 pounds of air pollutants a year, and produce nearly 260 pounds of oxygen (which is pretty useful).

#faceofclimate

#earthday

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7 Responses to “Pledge to change – International Earth Day”


  1. 1 Verily Victoria Vocalises April 27, 2013 at 17:55

    What an absolutely fantastic idea :). I love Kallikids, they are fab. I really must try and read even more than I do – I had no clue it was International Earth Day this last week. Thank you so much for linking up to PoCoLo, welcome on board! It’s great to have you here xx

  2. 3 Galina V April 27, 2013 at 19:29

    I love the silver birch,such a beautiful romantic-looking tree. How wonderful that your children and you named it.

    • 4 a field somewhere April 27, 2013 at 19:48

      For some reason Silver Birch reminds me of the curtains in our dining room when I was a kid so it was nice they chose that little sapling. It’s going to look very strange when it grows in an area full of different trees but hopefully it will have babies of it’s own one day so will never be alone.
      Thanks for dropping by @afieldsomewhere

  3. 5 Jaime Oliver April 27, 2013 at 21:16

    What a fab thing to do! I am liking that idea ALOT! xx

    • 6 a field somewhere April 27, 2013 at 21:28

      Thanks. Love to think about all these new little trees popping up all over the world. Perhaps we could start a Linky!!! Link up all our little saplings in cyberspace and see how they grow each year with our kids.


  1. 1 #EarthDay 2014 Mini Sparkles | a field somewhere Trackback on April 22, 2014 at 17:17

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