#COP22 Renewed My Hope for Our Earth
As a laureate of the French Ministry of Environment’s
100 Projects for the Climate, I was invited to participate in the first meeting of the new global consortium 4 per 1000 during COP22, along with other signatories from 34 nations. Regeneration International’s team became allies during COP22. More like family actually…
botanical and environmental artist, envisioning future art exhibits to tell the story of the rainforest of my birth, I created a fabric banner for the first physical meeting of the 4 per 1000 consortium, collecting handwritten signatures. You’ll find the entire text of the actual Declaration of Intention for 4 per 1000 on my blog.
The results of the event and the beauty of the banner both exceeded my expectations and renewed my hope for our Earth.
Meet a few of the people who left their mark upon my heart…
Stéphane Le Foll — Minister of Agriculture, France DOSSO née KONE Bassiné — Technical Advisor for Communication and Agricultural Promotion, Ivory Coast Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly — Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ivory Coast Tabaré Aguerre — Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Uruguay Walter Oyhantçabal— Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Uruguay Paula Triviño — Tarradas-Project Manager at the European Conservation Agriculture Federation, Spain Professor Lhoussaïne Elrhaffari — R&D Services et Produits de Terroirs et des écosystèmes, Morocco Suzanne Lutfalla — Scientific Officer of the International Research Program 4 per 1000 Soils for Food Security and Climate Gabrielle Bastien — Director Soil4Climate, Canada Joanne Schanté — Open Team co-founder, France John Dennis Liu — Environmental educator and documentary filmmaker “Hope in a Changing Climate,” China Serene Liu — Assistant Researcher at Environmental Education Media Project for China Alana Lea with Griffen Klement — Regeneration International, Open Team and Scale Camp participants at COP22 Sylvie Rokab — Director of environmental film “ Love Thy Nature” at Green Festival in Portland, Oregon, USA. Andy Lipkis — Founder of TreePeople, Los Angeles, USA Margie Bushman — President of Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, USA Samuel Michel — co-Chief Executive Officer AAE-Ass.Amis Des Enfants, Haiti John Roulac — Founder of Nutiva & Supporter of Sustainable Agriculture
Other signers of the commemorative banner include
Isabel García Tejerina — Minister of Agriculture for Spain, Mark Sinclair — Climate Change Ambassador for New Zealand, Embassy of the Earth , Netherlands Centre for Indigenous Peoples , The Hopi Raincatchers , Regeneration International , Shubhendu Sharma , Paul Hawken , Caroline MacDougall and many more… Year-round crowdfunding campaign — www.igivetrees.com
Please visit the iGive Trees crowdfunding campaign:
www.igivetrees.com and learn more about our newest planting projects as we expand into urban areas: http://www.regenerationhub.co/en/projects/64-i-give-trees/.