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Trees Have Needs | Care2 Causes

Trees Have Needs | Care2 Causes

Note: This is a guest post from Mike Matz, Director of Pew’s Campaign for America’s Wilderness . 75 years ago, Theodor Geisel wrote the first of his 44 popular books for children under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Included among such fanciful classics as “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham” is one of my family’s all-time favorites, “The Lorax. ” My wife and I can hardly wait to take our children to see the new film adaptation — not only for fun but because it explains so well what I do. One of the most recognizable quotes from “The Lorax” is: “I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” And this is why the book holds special meaning, because reading about Truffula Trees, Swomee-Swans, and Humming-Fish is much easier than telling my kids I work to pass legislation that adds public lands to the National Wilderness Preservation System. Ou...

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