The Treevival Project is a collaborative effort designed by students in Professor Rebecca Vidra’s Spring 2012 Conservation Ethics: Science, Values, and Advocacy course at Duke University (ENV 298.120). We are
Jack Beuttell, MEM/MBA 2014
Alistar Erickson-Ludwig, MEM 2012
Emily Myron, MEM 2012
Sarah Parsons, MEM 2012
Liz Selbst, MEM/MPP 2012
Scott Shashy, MEM 2013
and Jen Weiss, MEM 2012.
To read about how we decided to create the Treevival Project, please visit our “Why Treevival?” page.
The core of the Treevival Project is a cedar tree harvested from the Duke Forest and now covered with 350 brown paper leaves. Each leaf reads, “I have a moral obligation to protect the planet” and is coated with flower seeds. Participants sign a new green leaf, affirming their moral commitment to the Earth, and remove a brown leaf from the tree. As each person plants the brown seedpaper in his or her community, he simultaneously “releafs” and revitalizes the tree.
The Treevival Project will run until May 2012.
The Treevival tree mainly resides in the A-wing of the Levine Science Research Center, but you may spot it traveling to many other Duke University campus locations.
HOW (can I participate)?
Join us in Hug Commons (A-wing of the LSRC) to help us treevitalize. Plant your seedpaper in your backyard, a pot in your windowsill, your favorite place on campus, or elsewhere around town!