From Globetree to many projects for children of the world

I attended Globetree in 1988 in Sweden where the children presented at the Concert Hall on what they wanted for the future. I met many people committed to helping the environment.

We have kept in touch. This morning I got a message – that CNN is doing a FIRST EVER CALL TO EARTH


Storytelling in Los Ayala with the Earth Child Environment Foundation 2020.

They stated for this: “Globetree would like to celebrate Mother Tree in Nairobi which was planted 20 years together with

children on the 10th November. Mother Tree can get in contact with trees in cities in Sweden, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania –

which have been inaugurated to be Children’s Meeting Place – where local leaders listen and learn from children”. They would

like children to make environmental art showing their concern and what can be done for a better world. The children can bring the

art to their Children’s Meeting Place – the tree near the City Hall and send the art to Globetree and we bring the art to the Mother

Tree at UN, Nairobi. A very beautiful birthday gift for the Mother Tree – to get contact with her children – the local trees.

Many environmental projects done after the inspiration of attending Globetree in Sweden.

They have also said: “If you are engaged in environmental work – make it known to CNN and the world!” So I have put together a

photos of projects done by Dale Bertrand , myself, and many other people devoted to the environment with environmental themes. I posted the photos on Facebook. It is particularly meaningful to us as the story

Magical Earth Secrets by Della Burford. Some backgrounds by Dale Bertrand

was told by the children at Globetree in Stockholm before it was a book or many projects had been done like the Dodoland website

and the theatre/dance project in Japan. Also Miracle Galaxy has been produced in Japan by Ruu Ruu which was the story that inspired Star Galaxy for the World. See photo below. It has also been an environmental project in Korea and a storytelling was done at the Jeju Island World Festival where Della and Dale represented Canada. This was a Earth Child Environment Foundation project.

We were also in Mexico and doing environmental art. See photo of Della and a student at the beginning of this article. Also made a wonderful connection while at Globetree to Marijke Sluitjer in Holland who translated Magical Earth Secrets to Dutch. Just last year this was made into a video with Paul Vrenken. We have so many to thank. Thanks to Allycia Uccello for the work she is doing in art and puppets in Toronto. Her and I worked together for many year with the Inner City Angels. It is from the Inner City Angels I learned of the Globetree. Its a small world. Thanks also to David Walsh in Toronto for his encouragement.

Magical Earth Secrets (Majical Rainbow) in Japan. Produced by Kazuko Asaba and Ruu Ruu who also did Costumes.

Performance of Miracle Galaxy Japan 2020 Thanks to Ruu Ruu for costumes, Masa – good thoughts, Satoko Rico Takeuchi – Dream, Uoomin Asami – Thank you Angel, Noriko Akaisuka – Wiilpower Angel, Yoko Yuprak Miyauchi – Intuition, , Momoka – Kindness Angel. Music Mui Kono and Jo Zakowski.
I hope the story will be told to many people in the future and new story Star Galaxy too which was inspired by Miracle.
Miracle Galaxy performed in Japan 2020 … video done in 2021 by Seung Yong Kim but performance cancelled re Covid restrictions. Looking to new opportunities in 2022. Thanks to all!
Thanks to Rei Idehara for the photo.

Also the Made Sidia’s family in Bali has been an important part of our work who we met in

Sweden. We are presently working on a project with the children on “Star Galaxy for the World”.

Also working with Yanika Chemerisov from Aspen who will choreograph the Star Galaxy storytellers and Julian Ramirez from San Diego who is working on a 3-D project as part of the Design Science Studio program of the Buckminster Fuller Institute. We will also do a video of various projects done in virtual sessions in the world to post on youtube.

We send out best to all the people at Globetree and your Mother Tree project. Meeting Marijke Sluitjer from Holland at Globtree in Sweden has made it possible to have Magical Earth Secrets translated to Dutch. This last year this was made into a Dutch video by Paul Vrenken who is a yoga instructor.

And once again thanks everyone at Globetree.

Made Sidia at this dance school Paripurna in Bali.

I am collecting art for projects in the Earth Action project with the Design Science Studio.

of the Buckminster Fuller Institute which I am part of for the next six months ( It is a decade long program) and

will send you along some of the art to add to the Mother Tree. If you know any children who would like to add art “of their concern and what can be done for a better world”as Globetree suggested to me please get in touch

with me. Dale Bertrand is helping me on this project. I will be doing art with children on the Call to Earth day. Thanks Della

Art workshop facilitated by Della and Dale in Mexico … this will be continued in Jan – Feb 2021.

Thanks Della Burford

From Globetree to many projects for children of the world

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