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The Edge of the Earth

A documentary about a journey to “The Edge of the Earth”. The Gates of the Arctic National Park is the northernmost national park in the U.S. (the entirety of the park lies north of the Arctic Circle).There are no established roads, trails, visitor facilities, or campgrounds in the park.

Following the Alatna River you will see an amazing place people rarely see, including the amazing Arrigetch Peaks.
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Good bye nuclear power, hello future!

Moby – The Day – Good bye nuclear power, hello future!

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This is my Video-Clip for the Challenge below…

Hello Future!

Every day when I wake up I can see the solution of all the energy-problems up there in the sky! And every day I ask myself why aren’t we using the power of the sun in a more sophisticated way? To make this Video-Clip I used my old Camcorder and switched to the mirror mode. Symmetry is very important and we shall learn much more from the nature! In the video you can see how it looks like when you drive from Zürich to Winterthur on a sunny day. The public transport in Switzerland works pretty well and yet there is the big issue of the energy. The day when we can catch the power of the sun to move trains and even to fly around will be the day when I say good bye nuclear power, hello future!

In the original video-clip the story is about a sick lady in a hospital and in fact this sick lady is our mother earth! But who will be the angel who can devend us from all evil? Who?

Isn’t there a little eco-angel in all of us?

Moby ‘The Day’ Official video featuring Heather Graham

Moby ‘The Day’ Behind The Scenes

Moby sings “The Day” against US budget cuts

Multi-award winning recording artist and activist Moby took to the web this week to show his support for a campaign organized by MoveOn that asks for those angered with Republican budget proposals to fast as a form of protest. Though it won’t be officially released until next month, Moby provided MoveOn with his new single “The Day” to serve as a backdrop to a video the organization produced to raise awareness of its recent campaign. Moby was one of around 30,000 people who fasted in protest of the Republican-backed budget.

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Isn’t every day earth day?

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Supporters from all across the country joined hip hop legend DJ Biz Markie to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by recording a clean energy remix of his classic song,Just a Friend — and some of our staff couldn’t resist either!

With our planet facing a generational challenge and our leaders falling far short in their response to the urgency of the climate crisis, its easy to succumb to doom and gloom. But each of us came to this movement because of the passion we find in working together to build a sustainable future for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren.


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REM – Kunterbunte Geschichten (8/16)

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© Stefan Meichtry 2010 | Idea&Concept | SEM |
© Dieter Telfser 2011 | Visual Treatments |

Nachdem die kunterbunten REM-Bilder bei Pix-Mix gezeigt wurden, ist dies der achte von insgesamt 16 Beiträgen mit REM-Bildern, die von Dieter Telfser überarbeitet wurden. Zu jedem Bild wird auch ein Gedicht von Stefan Meichtry publiziert.

Unglaublich aber wahr! Es wurde schon ein Austellungsort gefunden. Bitte senden Sie keine Anfragen mehr. Zum gegebenen Zeitpunkt wird über Ort und Datum der Vernissage informiert. Der Erlös des Verkaufs dieser Bilder wird vollumfänglich an gespendet.

Vielen Dank für Ihr Interesse!


Strange Fruit

© by Stefan{at}MyTree.CH 2011

Aren’t we all strange fruits?
Please tell me! Hey dudes!
Sometimes we just think that we are
something unique – something rare

so we think that what we plant
and what we grow
is our personal LIFE-show
but we don’t understand

even each other
the child doesn’t understand his mother
the mother doesn’t understand her father
but why should we butter?

This is the way it is
and it will stay this way
as long as we don’t find peace
in ourself. OK?

But to find peace
we should be able
to built a virtual tower of babel
and we should know what respect is

we shall stop the self-imposing
’cause in fact we are not much more
than absolutely NOTHING!
so why is life a bore

for so many fruits out there?
’cause they tend to forget at all
that sooner or later every fruit will fall!
Shouldn’t we take a little bit more care

for the people who are in need?
I mean a full bank-account
can’t be a seed!
We are all far too much bound

to materialistic concepts
and in this context
what will be next?
We can forget each and any text

if there is no-one to read it!
There is a spaceship called EARTH
and we need to feed it
and treat it like a nurse

is treating her patient
with caring LOVE
Like the one form the guy above
otherwise my friend,
this is just the beginning


Good eats “Top banana” (20min)

People and Power – Chiquita: Between life and law

自業自得 Jigou Jitoku – You shall reap what you have sown.

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Severn Suzuki – Become activists! such a young girl understood what’s going on with our environment maybe we should all listen to her! Marcelo, thank you very much for sharing this clips with MyTree.TV! As it’s getting more and more difficult to find the precious clips out there I am always very sunshiny to receive e-mails from people who care in order to share them with you!

THIS IS THE REAL DEAL! You can watch it twice and share it! But you can also ignore it! It’s up to YOU to spread the message! By the way: At the end of this post is a button which makes it easy to share! Because PEOPLE WHO CARE well, they do SHARE! ;-)


Free Hugs Campaign – Official Page (music by Sick )

“If you don’t know how to fix it…


Severn Suzuki

A beautiful speech from a 12 year old girl to save Mother Earth

The following is the transcript of the speech that Severn Suzuki gave to the Plenary Session at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio Centro, Brazil. Severn was twelve years old.

Severn Cullis-Suzuki has been active in environmental and social justice work ever since kindergarten. She was twelve years old when she gave this speech, and she received a standing ovation. Now 23, Cullis-Suzuki spearheads The SkyFish Project and continues to speak to schools and corporations, and at many conferences and international meetings. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia., I’m Severn Suzuki speaking for E.C.O. – The Environmental Children’s Organisation.

We are a group of twelve and thirteen-year-olds from Canada trying to make a difference:
Vanessa Suttie, Morgan Geisler, Michelle Quigg and me. We raised all the money ourselves to come six thousand miles to tell you adults you must change your ways. Coming here today, I have no hidden agenda. I am fighting for my future.

Losing my future is not like losing an election or a few points on the stock market. I am here to speak for all generations to come.

I am here to speak on behalf of the starving children around the world whose cries go unheard.

I am here to speak for the countless animals dying across this planet because they have nowhere left to go. We cannot afford to be not heard.

I am afraid to go out in the sun now because of the holes in the ozone. I am afraid to breathe the air because I don’t know what chemicals are in it.

I used to go fishing in Vancouver with my dad until just a few years ago we found the fish full of cancers. And now we hear about animals and plants going extinct every day―vanishing forever.

In my life, I have dreamt of seeing the great herds of wild animals, jungles and rainforests full of birds and butterflies, but now I wonder if they will even exist for my children to see.

Did you have to worry about these little things when you were my age?

All this is happening before our eyes and yet we act as if we have all the time we want and all the solutions. I’m only a child and I don’t have all the solutions, but I want you to realise, neither do you!

  • You don’t know how to fix the holes in our ozone layer.
  • You don’t know how to bring salmon back up a dead stream.
  • You don’t know how to bring back an animal now extinct.
  • And you can’t bring back forests that once grew where there is now desert.

If you don’t know how to fix it, please stop breaking it!

Here, you may be delegates of your governments, business people, organisers, reporters or poiticians― but really you are mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles―and all of you are somebody’s child.

I’m only a child yet I know we are all part of a family, five billion strong, in fact, 30 million species strong and we all share the same air, water and soil―borders and governments will never change that.

I’m only a child yet I know we are all in this together and should act as one single world towards one single goal.

In my anger, I am not blind, and in my fear, I am not afraid to tell the world how I feel.

In my country, we make so much waste, we buy and throw away, buy and throw away, and yet northern countries will not share with the needy. Even when we have more than enough, we are afraid to lose some of our wealth, afraid to share.

In Canada, we live the privileged life, with plenty of food, water and shelter―we have watches, bicycles, computers and television sets.

Two days ago here in Brazil, we were shocked when we spent some time with some children living on the streets. And this is what one child told us: “I wish I was rich and if I were, I would give all the street children food, clothes, medicine, shelter and love and affection.”

If a child on the street who has nothing, is willing to share, why are we who have everything still so greedy?

I can’t stop thinking that these children are my age, that it makes a tremendous difference where you are born, that I could be one of those children living in the Favellas of Rio; I could be a child starving in Somalia; a victim of war in the Middle East or a beggar in India.

I’m only a child yet I know if all the money spent on war was spent on ending poverty and finding environmental answers, what a wonderful place this earth would be!

At school, even in kindergarten, you teach us to behave in the world. You teach us:

  • not to fight with others,
  • to work things out,
  • to respect others,
  • to clean up our mess,
  • not to hurt other creatures
  • to share―not be greedy.

Then why do you go out and do the things you tell us not to do?

Do not forget why you’re attending these conferences, who you’re doing this for―we are your own children. You are deciding what kind of world we will grow up in. Parents should be able to comfort their children by saying “everything’s going to be alright”, “we’re doing the best we can” and “it’s not the end of the world”.

But I don’t think you can say that to us anymore. Are we even on your list of priorities? My father always says “You are what you do, not what you say.”

Well, what you do makes me cry at night. You grown ups say you love us. I challenge you, please make your actions reflect your words. Thank you for listening.

WOW! Severn Suzuki even continued her impressive work:

Peter Victor challenges the priority that rich countries continue to give to economic growth as an over-arching objective of economic policy. The challenge is based on a critical analysis of the literature on environmental and resource limits to growth, on the disconnect between higher incomes and happiness, and on the failure of economic growth to meet other key economic, social and environmental policy objectives.

Severn Cullis-Suzuki Keynote Address 59:14

Daughter of famed Canadian scientist, David Suzuki, Severn Cullis-Suzuki developed a deep connection to nature at an early age. In this lecture, she discusses her personal evolution as an environmentalist as well as reminding us that we have become so ‘disconnected’ from the natural world — that unequivocally sustains us — that our arrogance and ignorance has put us on the brink of planetary disaster. She provokes us to consider our individual consumptive impact on the planet and to explore ways to reduce our personal ecological footprint.




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Between Sky and earth!

We often meet people who are very close to the land and who show a superior pure soul. Their aura has a sense of wisdom, which goes beyond the knowledge gained from books.

You only have to see the smile of a peasant, to feel the hospitality with which he invites you to cross his threshold, to taste his food and his wine which he offers you, to see the happiness with which he looks to his land, and maybe then you will begin to understand. The majority of Romanian Philosophers were born in the countryside but the thirst for knowledge and their wish to explore the secrets of the world caused them to leave their place of birth. Some opted for the European Philosophy, others chose oriental. But all of them evoke in their writings the nostalgia of the “lost paradise” and they again suffer painfully their distance from nature and from natural simplicity. What can be more natural than man in the middle of nature as an expression of the perfect cohabitation and his relationship to this sacred land which ” … is the flesh of our ancestors and the flesh of the trees ancestors”?

For there to be leaves, there must be branches. For there to be branches, there must first be trunks. For there to be trunks, there must first be roots. And for there to be roots there must first be land. Imitating the trees we try to reach the moon. But there is the danger that in forgetting our origins we will wake up at one moment in our evolution suspended forever between sky and earth. Only by respecting it and acknowledging its functions will we enjoybits fruits, but in damaging it, we also will be hurt.

It is a relationship in which there is no place for dishonesty because, in trying to cheat, we cheat ourselves!

ISBN 973-9295-74-6

Between Earth and Sky



Trees are omnipresent!

Yesterday it was snowing here in Bern and guess what did I see?

Yes it was a Tree:

…but actually there was not just one

do you understand? TREES are omnipresent!

And maybe we shouldn’t cut the TREE!

As it would be a future without fun for your son:


Francois Pantillon (b.1928) comes from a prominent family of musicians from La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and received his initial training in violin from his father. After his diploma he joined the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, where he graduatesd with highest honours and was awarded the Van Hall Prize for violin. He hen turned to conducting skills, working with Paul van Kempen at the Academia Chigi di Siena, with Franco Ferrara in Hilversum, and with Herbert von Karajan at the Lucerne Festival. After engaging him as leader of the Festival Orchestra, von Karajan soon encouraged him to conduct.

From 1972 to 1997 he was the conductor and artistic manager of the Thuner Stadtorchester, with whom he performed more than 200 concerts. In 1965 he founded the professional chamber orchestra Capella Bernensis with whom he toured Switzerland and other European countries on several occasions.

The multi-faceted artist is frequently invited abroad as guest conductor, having toured France, Italy, Spain, England, Holland, Belgium and Poland, where he was invited to conduct various Philharmonic Orchestras every year from 1973 to 1988. In London he celebrated successes with the New Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Spezializing in the direction of oratorios, he is recognized as an outstanding interpreter of classic and romantic literature, but is equally devoted to modern composers, having performed Swiss and Polish premieres of Arthur Honegger, Frank Martin and Heinrich Sutermeister works in particular.

Pantillon is also a noted composer. His first oratorio, Clameurs du Monde (Clamors of the World), written in 1986, was very warmly received and noted immediately in the musical encyclopedia, Oratorien der Welt (Oratorios of the World), by Prof. Dr. Kurt Pahlen of Vienna. It was presented on Swiss television and performed by Barbara Hendricks and the Slovakian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Oliver Donanyi throughout the major cities of Switzerland in 1991 as part of a national celebration commemorating the 700th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation. For the same jubilee the city of Bern produced for the first time his opera, Die Richterin (the Lady Judge), with numerous performances.

Soon thereafter he turned to composing chamber music, notably a sextet Gaudium and the Trio 1029 for violin, cello and piano, a song cycle Instants…, a brilliant cantata for chamber choir and piano, entitled Daphne, a Missa Brevis di San Pedro, and a Sinfonietta for orchestra. His greatest success, however, came with his Christmas oratorio, Bethlehem, which debuted in Bern in 1995, and was subsequently performed in Rome and in many Swiss cities, including Geneva. For the Millenium, his Te Deum 2000 premiered at Bern Cathedral as part of a Three Te Deum concert that also presented Haendel’s Dettinger Te Deum and Bruckner’s Te Deum.

The style of Francois Pantillon lies in the convergence of tonality with polytonality. He pursues expressiveness in modernism through a spectrum of color in which the avant-gard mixes with post-impressionist harmonies. His melodies are polished and his orchestration refined. Pantillon himself says, ” Mon souhait est d’atteindre le coeur de l’auditeur en le remplissant d’ombre et de lumière. Pour moi, la composition est un acte de réflexion et d’amour, qui tend la main à l’humanité. ” (My wish is to reach the heart of the listener in filling it with shadow and light. For me, composition is an act of reflection and of love, which stretches out its hand to humanity.)

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