2.11.21 The image below is "Malus Everiste" or Crab Apple tree. Beautiful all year round and incredibly beneficial for bugs, bees and birds. Definitely my favourite tree ever and perfect for our wildlife garden here in Guildford.
I’m posting it for Val of “Learn With Grandma”, as this week she’s speaking at COP 26, the largest conference in the world. Earlier this year, she asked me to plant a tree to add to Moses ebook (we've planted several). Please do send over your pics too. She writes...
“I pray that I am able to convince people that we individuals CAN - all of us - can do 'something' to help save our beautiful world.
I WILL be speaking at COP 26 UN Conference on Climate Change on 12 Nov. At the Future Generations event called ‘Climate, in the Visceral Sense. An Ongoing Story in Three Acts’ I will be at the conference from 2nd to the finale on 12th
I could never have arranged the series of 'happenings; that led to my being asked to speak!
I had a little whinge on Facebook that I could not have a Big Party for my 80th.
Jonas Chabroka Fadweck in Malawi said - We will have a planting day on your Birthday Granny!! I had a lightbulb moment and decided to ask people to Plant a Tree for Granny as my Birthday – it went round the world!
Moses Wamanga has created an e-book Please send your photos and Climate Change comments. This is just the 1st edition!
I became a Climate Cymru Ambassador ( Cymru is the Welsh word for Wales!)
Then Future Generations asked if I would go to COP to speak at their event.
I thought it's too far to go for a day!! I posted a call for help on Facebook and I'm so grateful to the kind lady who invited a stranger to stay!
I told COP team that - should a speaker be unable to come at the last moment; that I have spoken at many international conferences including UNESCO in Paris I was invited to speak – on the main stage – in March 2020! You know what happened!!
COP replied – We also note with interest that you could be a substitute speaker and shall come back to you should the opportunity arise.
It's not likely to happen but God has done wonders so far!
I promise to do what I can to encourage people to believe that we individuals CAN make a difference and we CAN all tell our politicians that - as our Queen has said - we NEED action not promises. All the trees planted for my Birthday appeal will offered to The Queen's Canopy Appeal - you can please 2 granny's with one tree - or Better still plant 2 trees; Plant as many as you can! We can make a difference!...”
Here's a blog I'm updating too. Our video is below.
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