So few people know the story, inspiration behind our world UN decade on Ecosystem Restoration and @1t.org.
And here is her story. I picked up a cartoon-syle booklet on her extraordinary life at the UN Paris office which I have often read to children. Her life is one of bravery and challenge where she was often mocked for her vision of how the simple act of tree planting could make lasting ripples in the lives of so many around her whose lives were so compromised by hardship.
Here is another version of her story, suitable for all ages;
Rotary has been behind our global project from the very start.
More here about Ian Risely’s challenge to every member of Rotary International to plant a tree during his 2018 term.
More here; https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-clubs-plant-trees-after-riseley-challenge