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 ( 2021) 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”

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. Magical Earth Secrets – Rainbow Wings has been produced in Japan by Kazuko Asaba and Ruu Ruu for seven years. Then Miracle Galaxy has been produced in Japan by Ruu Ruu which was the story that inspired Star Galaxy for the World. They storytold and danced the Miracle story at the Kozubuka Festival in 2022 in Japan. See photo below of the group. 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 or 17 years. 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”.

Been working in 2021-22 with Julian Ramirez from San Diego in which we created a Topia and also he created 3-D project in New Art City, and also a short animated film as part of the Design Science Studio program of the Buckminster Fuller Institute. This film will now be at the I AM PEACE Summit in Columbia in Ocober 2022.

Thanks also to Dale Bertrand for art, tech for voice over to Freeman and music by Struppi.

Also we will screen it at a local school in Nanaimo for a Call to Earth project in 2022 in the second Call to Earth Day and do an art followup “Ocean Painting” as the theme is about protecting the ocean.

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.

Jon Van Meter has done a video of the story.

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. The Dreams to on! 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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