World Around A Tree
 
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2021

The WORLD FAMILY TREE DAY

People of all ages, cultures, and walks of life are invited to gather under trees around the world with family, friends, and other community members to affirm a global vision of unity-in-diversity. We all belong to one world family of humankind. During these times of Covid-19 and variants you are encouraged to get vaccinated, practice Social Distancing and wear a mask where needed - but you can still HUG A TREE :-) 

In that spirit, you are encouraged to explore your ancestry and your connectedness to all others on the planet by DNA  testing and by building a family tree. 

http://www.ancestry.com

https://www.23andme.com/

This global celebration and participatory event of one world family under one symbolic tree of life, pays tribute to our collective home, the Earth. The use of a symbolic "Tree of Life" or "World Tree" has been consistently represented in most ancient myths and cultures around the world.

Many hundreds of years ago, after generations of bloodshed, five warring tribes were moved to unite in peace. They buried their weapons under a great tree.

An opportunity arises to reclaim that vision around the world.

A giant sequoia, the largest living tree on our planet, calls to us. It is currently and appropriately named after a war hero, General Sherman. There is a dream to unite around trees all over the world, and to bury our prejudices and hatred.

The tree invites everyone: warriors and peacemakers; victims and aggressors; children and elders; the indifferent and the passionate, enemies and friends. Under the shade of this tree we are all equal. It has seen our ancestors come and go, and it will be here when we are gone.

The dream is that today's children will live to see this tree, all the trees, in peace.

In 1996, the last Sunday in August was chosen for the annual WORLD FAMILY TREE DAY event in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, August 28, 1963. We are seeking an NGO to help make “WORLD FAMILY TREE DAY” an official United Nations World Day. 

http://www.mlkonline.net/dream.html 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
http://www.nps.gov/mlkm/index.htm

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES ON “WORLD FAMILY TREE DAY”:
TREE PLANTING, FAMILY REUNIONS,
WORLD PEACE COUNCILS

EXPLORE YOUR FAMILY ANCESTRY WITH A DNA TEST!
BUILD YOUR FAMILY TREE!

http://www.ancestry.com

https://www.23andme.com/





World Around A Tree 

was inspired by the

General Sherman Tree
the World’s Largest Living Thing

2300-2700 years old
growing in the Giant Forest
Sequoia National Park, California, U.S.A.

http://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/sherman.htm

The 1st WORLD AROUND A TREE (then called Trees Around the World) took place on June 27, 1994, the United Nations Year of the Family, in the Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, King's Canyon, California. (See Founder’s Blog entry 8/30/2009 for additional background.)


On July 9, 1995, in Snowbird, Utah, the 2nd annual WORLD AROUND A TREE was a featured event of the Partners for the Planet (P4P) National Youth Summit, spearheaded by environmental youth organization, TREE MUSKETEERS.





Email a photo of your WORLD FAMILY TREE DAY activity by your tree with identification as to location and type of tree, and any additional information you wish to provide about your experience. email: info@worldaroundatree.net

Your photo and edited text could be displayed in our WORLD FAMILY TREE DAY archives.

SPREAD THE WORD!!! 
E-SEED THE VISION OF A WORLD AT PEACE
PLANT A TREE!!



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World Around A Tree
is an Expedition Earth Project



http://expeditionearth.org

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Founder Anna Thea Bogdanovich at the General Sherman Tree