Thursday, June 11, 2009

World Environment Day event at UNIS

Sho and I spoke this morning at a World Environment Day celebration at the United Nations International School (UNIS). The event was sponsored by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and featured art work created by first and second graders at the school, including Sho.

Dr. Kenneth Wrye, Director at UNIS, gave opening remarks, followed by Juanita Castano, head of UNEP's NY office. Ms. Castano thanked us for our efforts to raise awareness about the need to address climate change and our fund raiser for the UN's Billion Tree Campaign. The aim is to plant 7 billion trees around the world this year, one for every person on the planet. I told the students that I hoped Sho will inspire other kids around the world to come up with their own crazy ideas to help the planet and celebrate life! Here's a link to a video of the event:

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