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[VIDEO] 'When the Last Tree Stands Alone' by Climbing PoeTree

April 22, 2014 | By Dina Buck

"Possibility is as wide as the space we create to hold it." -Climbing PoeTree, 'When the Last Tree Stands Alone'

Honoring the Earth Today and Everyday

Take time to reflect on the health of the planet and what we can do to take better care of our one and only home. Here at the Pachamama Alliance, we believe that it is important to be thinking about the Earth not just today, but each and every day.

To celebrate what this day means to us, we partnered with two amazing women, Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman, who together make up the powerhouse duo called Climbing PoeTree.

In their powerful spoken poetry, Alixa and Naima pay tribute to the Earth, and call on each one of us to do the same.

"...hold a mirror to your heart. What does it reflect? What will be the message of the legacy we've left? We were born right now for a reason. We can be whatever we give ourselves the power to be, and right now we need dream weavers, bridge builders, soothsayers, light bearers, food growers, wound healers, trail blazers, life lovers, peace makers..."

What will you choose to be as you walk on this precious planet that so desperately needs us to care for her the way she has always cared for us?

Join The Pachamama Alliance and Climbing PoeTree in taking a stand for Earth. Commit to making every day Earth Day for a thriving, just, and sustainable world that works for all life.

Engage with Our Earth Day Actions & Programs:

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About Climbing PoeTree: Climbing PoeTree is the combined force of two boundary-breaking soul sisters, Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman, who have sharpened their art as a tool for popular education, community organizing, and personal transformation. Alixa and Naima interweave spoken word, hip hop, and award-winning multimedia theater to expose injustice, channel hope into vision, and make a better future visible, immediate, and irresistible. With flawless cadence and impeccable lyricism, Alixa and Naima weave together their voices to tell powerful stories of love and liberation, state and personal violence, social, environmental, racial, and sexual justice, woman's empowerment, and human transcendence.

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