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Nature Festival launches #treeposefortheplanet campaign

A new social fundraising and tree planting campaign has been announced by Nature Festival, aimed at driving awareness around climate change, the important role trees play in our ecosystem, and celebrating the landscapes and natural environments we all engage and live in.

Tree pose for the planet

The campaign, #treeposefortheplanet, encourages people of all ages, background, disciplines and body shapes to pose and photograph themselves in the yoga “tree pose” position across the festival period, September 25 – October 4, 2020.

For every photo tagged online with #treeposefortheplanet, one tree will be planted.

Developed by international multi-award-winning interdisciplinary artist and movement practitioner Erin Fowler, #treeposefortheplanet is made possible through not-for-profit The Gaia Movement and supported by Power Living Yoga who has donated $1,500 towards the cost of tree planting via their Ripple Effect Program, with Trees For Life managing the tree planting.

Free Tai Chi classes with Erin Fowler

Erin will host a livestream event to launch Nature Festival and #treeposefortheplanet campaign on the opening day of the Nature Festival Friday, September 25, along with hosting two free, lunchtime Tai Chi classes in Hurtle Sq/Tangkaira/Forest of Dreams on Tuesday, September 29 and Thursday, October 1.

Following each class, participants will be invited to post pictures of themselves, standing in “tree pose” and post to social media, with the #treeposefortheplanet tag, furthering the tree planting tally.

Nature Festival will run from 25 September – 4 October, 2020.

For more information about Nature Festival:

naturefestival.org.au

Images: Chris Herzfeld

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