Have you come across Chat GPT? It’s a quite stunning free writing platform. Very handy if you want a quick personalised for example for a Christmas Card! We asked it to write a few lines about Easy Treesie. In an excellent guess it wrote first that it was a great business startup to help people plant trees, when asked to try again it suggested it was a handy tree-planting tool made of recycled materials and on its third try, claimed it was a handy app to help tree planters. These essays do not score a pass; it asked for a helpful answer so we suggested this…”Easy Treesie is a project working to plant a million trees with Ireland’s one million school children with registered charity, Crann – Trees for Ireland and partners such as the Tree Council of Ireland and the GAA. The inspiration came from the challenge by Felix Finkbeiner for children to plant a million trees in every country in the world. Felix is founder of Plant-for-the-Planet and Easy Treesie has run 4 of its Tree Academies and a TEDx conference, TEDxCrannTreesforIreland. It runs regular planting parties and carries out distribution of trees to community groups and schools as well as to co-operative endeavours. It has worked to make resources such as films “The Irish Tree Trail” and a podcast, “The Easy Treesie Story” launched in December 2022 by Tree Council of Ireland president, Dr. Éanna Ni Lamhna. It has enjoyed extensive support from local authorities, Rethink Ireland, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the business community and members of the educational community and the public since its founding by teacher Orla Farrell in 2016. ” Any thoughts? I’ll check back soon and see has it learned, then we can ask it to write a poem. I did chance asking it to write an essay about why tree planting is important…here is the answer…
Tree planting is important for a number of reasons. Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they grow, which helps to mitigate the greenhouse effect and reduce the amount of heat that is trapped on the planet. This can help to lower global temperatures and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
In addition to their role in regulating the climate, trees provide a number of other environmental benefits. They help to improve air quality by absorbing pollutants such as ozone, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter. They also provide habitat and food for a wide variety of wildlife and can help to prevent soil erosion and protect against natural disasters such as landslides and floods.
Overall, tree planting is a simple and effective way to make a positive impact on the environment and contribute to the health and well-being of the planet.
And finally a poem, what do you think…
The brief; Write a haiku about trees, climate change , beauty, wind turbines
Trees stand tall and proud
Nature’s beauty on full display
Climate change looms large
Wind turbines spin fast
Harvesting energy clean and free
Nature’s gift to us