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#EarthDay 2014 Mini Sparkles

mini sparkles 2014

Today is Earth Day and exactly a year ago we made a pledge and planted ‘Mini Sparkles’, a little silver tree. We promised to try to visit it in the wild (Hollingdean actually) every year to see how it was getting on.


Well, we think we found our little tree. In our excitement last year we hadn’t really marked the spot and ‘The Wild’ changes quite a bit in a year. It’s a jungle out there!

After a little dog poo hoping and nettle stings later we took this picture. Our tree is in the undergrowth in the background.


What was more exciting than our little tree was to find was that lots of new trees have been planted near ours just on the edge of our city in Brighton.

hollingdean trees

Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. As the urban population grows and climate change increases at a dramatic rate, our cities have to evolve.

It’s time for us to invest in efficiency and renewable energy, rebuild our cities and towns with the environment in mind, and begin to solve the climate crisis. Over the next two years, with a focus on Earth Day 2014, the Green Cities campaign will mobilize a global movement. Join in and call for a new era of green cities. LEARN MORE

6 thoughts on “#EarthDay 2014 Mini Sparkles

  1. Super Busy Mum

    This is a great post. I have lived in a few cities but currently we live just outside our main one and its glorious. Not as glorious as being farther out into the fields and peace but it’ll do for now.

    Thanks so much for linking up to #MMWBH x

  2. John Adams

    I was out walking earlier today and noticed a huge number of baby horse chestnut trees directly underneath a fully mature tree. It was a delight to know so many trees had got off to a good start and it was a sight I’d not seen before. Hope your tree reaches full maturity! #MMWBH

  3. Merlinda (@pixiedusk)

    I came from a city where it is getting harder to breath. Few meters away from my house there in Manila is a factory that makes soap. A lot of the kids there has astma or something respiratory and my uncle has lung problems. Earth Day is pretty important to me. I wish I can do more. Thanks for this very very nice and inspiring post. #mmwbh

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