A Million Trees In Every Country…..

When Felix Finkbeiner was nine, he learned about a woman named Wangari Maathai who had helped get 30 million trees planted. Felix decided he wanted to get a million trees planted in every country he could. He started talking about it, and his idea took off.

Today, Felix’s goal has started to become a reality. His native country, Germany, has had a million trees planted. And Felix has begun Plant for the Planet, an organization that is helping get trees planted worldwide!

This video tells Felix’s inspiring story.

Additional Resources:

  • Here is an article about Felix and his amazing efforts.
  • Here is another article about Felix and how he inspires the planting of trees.

Topics for Discussion:

  • Why does Felix want to plant so many trees?
  • Felix wants to help the environment by planting trees. What are some other ways to help the environment?

Take Action:

  • Help Felix and the environment – plant a tree in your yard today!
  • Visit Felix’s website, Plant for the Planet, to find out how you can get involved in this worthy cause!

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.


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