by Michael dEstries
Categories: Arts/Culture, Causes
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central park, unchopping a tree, maya lin

Artist and architect Maya Lin has unveiled her latest addition to her conservation memorial “What is Missing” called “Unchopping A Tree”. It’s a moving piece of work enriched with ethereal music and visuals. The Fast Company blog gives us the details saying,

The video, which is inspired by a W.S. Merwin poem of the same name, focuses on how we would feel if deforestation came to the city parks that we love the most. Lin decided the debut the video at the Support REDD+ Gala in Copenhagen to highlight the importance of enacting REDD, a UN program that will pay developing countries to cut down on deforestation. “I want to get out the message that by preventing deforestation, we can reduce emissions and save species,” Lin said.

Check it out below (the ‘unchopping’ bit comes near the end):

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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://peanutbutterandbanana.com Alejandra

    Nice video but what I find annoying is that it doesn’t offer any solution. It doesn’t say why the deforestation is so fast and so massive or what people can change in their consumption habit to stop contributing to that…

  • any mouse

    haha, had to cut down a tree to make this video