Let me first give you a report on the garden, the arboretum, and the forest. The garden started off as the best garden that I have ever planted. The seeds came up, row upon row. Then the weather changed. Heat and humidity with essentially no rainfall began in the beginning of June. This is a typical pattern of climate change weather, where something gets stuck like a long-playing record. Over and over again you see and hear the same tune. The vegetable and cutting garden is essentially dead. The trees of my arboretum are aborting all of their fruits and nuts. The forest is so stressed that it is going into early fall colour. And there are no insects, one honeybee in a squash bloom and one bumblebee in a bean flower.
Please listen to me. As a scientist I am getting scared. This is silent spring along with silent summer. Be my ambassador-at-large. Take my film Call of the Forest to the four corners of the planet. Tell people that there is an answer to climate change. It is simple and cheap. Everybody across the world can hold hands and decide to replant the global forest. It will be fun and you will make friends and renew your family feeling doing this. Do it now, look at my database to find trees native to your area, and roll up your sleeves. You must hold the planet in the palm of your hand and with great compassion in your heart plant a tree, for yourself and for every living creature here.
The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run landed in the garden on July 24th. This Peace Run is a global torch relay run that began in 1987. It has visited 150 nations and covered 400,000 miles.The runners came from simply everywhere on the planet, and presented me with a peace medal in my garden.
I received the medal for my bioplan to stop climate change. The same bioplan that is at the end of the film Call of the Forest, where I ask every person on the planet to plant one tree per year for the next six years and we will gear back the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that is so toxic and destructive today.
And yes, I did ask the runners if they had the right person. There are other Dianas out there, lurking with shovels and trees…
Read more about this year’s Peace Run here.