Today is Earth Day and exactly a year ago we made a pledge and planted ‘Mini Sparkles’, a little silver tree. We promised to try to visit it in the wild (Hollingdean actually) every year to see how it was getting on.
Well, we think we found our little tree. In our excitement last year we hadn’t really marked the spot and ‘The Wild’ changes quite a bit in a year. It’s a jungle out there!
After a little dog poo hoping and nettle stings later we took this picture. Our tree is in the undergrowth in the background.
What was more exciting than our little tree was to find was that lots of new trees have been planted near ours just on the edge of our city in Brighton.
Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. As the urban population grows and climate change increases at a dramatic rate, our cities have to evolve.
It’s time for us to invest in efficiency and renewable energy, rebuild our cities and towns with the environment in mind, and begin to solve the climate crisis. Over the next two years, with a focus on Earth Day 2014, the Green Cities campaign will mobilize a global movement. Join in and call for a new era of green cities. LEARN MORE