$120 billion/annum Global Green Fund for saving
life on Earth
To all who care about the future of our children and the
integrity of our planet Earth:
Please sign the following letter to the UN Secretary General, add your
comment for a personal touch, and return to Anthony Marr at
Anthony-Marr@HOPE-CARE.org for processing and concerted presentation.
Then please forward the original far and wide. We need millions of people
from dozens of countries to sign this letter.
You will find the letter self-explanatory:
From: Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE – www.HOPE-CARE.org) To Mr. Ban Ki-Moon,
Secretary General of the United Nations
Dear Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon,
On April 9, 2008, the Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and Islands was
featured in a newspaper article titled “Oceans warming 4 times faster than
predicted”, which concluded with: “More money must be spent on protecting
international waters,” and we would add, “the atmosphere, the Arctic and
Antarctic, the Amazon rainforest, the Boreal forest, African wildlife,
biodiversity, in fact, the entire biosphere itself”.
World experts have determined that a Global Green Fund for healing our
planet Earth of $120 billion per annum is the bare bone minimum.
Almost shockingly, in this hour of critical planetary need, such a Global
Green Fund DOES NOT EXIST. In contrast, the Global Military Expenditure
towers $1.2 trillion per annum, and to what good end? A mere 10% of it would
make the $120 billion Global Green Fund.
As a nature-revering, peace-loving and deeply concerned planetary
citizen, in view of the current global environmental crisis in climate
change, habitat destruction and species extermination, I am writing to
participate with other planetary citizens worldwide in presenting the
As overseen by the United Nations, all member nations shall contribute
ten percent (10%) of their military budgets, totaling $120 billion per annum
approximately, to a U.N.-administered Global Green Fund dedicated to solving
the environmental problems of the planet Earth.
Nations may contribute by means of environmental work performed by their
military forces (e.g. by using the army for anti-poaching and habitat
protection, and the navy for enforcing international laws on the high seas)
in lieu of financial contributions.
By this method, there will be no relative loss of military strength for
any nation, the world will be 10% safer, and Planet Earth will be 100%
greener, and our children's future will be infinitely brighter.
Where the United Nations is concerned, it will finally have a real budget
with the real means to heal our planet Earth.
Thank you for your attention.
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To be respectful to the UN Secretary General, HOPE will present your
letters and comments in hard-copy paper form. Anthony Marr will be in New
York some time in August-October, and will personally submit all the printed
letters and comments to the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon via a media
conference at or near the UN Plaza.
Anthony Marr, founder
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Comments on Letter
A big THANK YOU to those who wrote the following and other
comments to HOPE's Letter to the U.N. Secretary General in regards
to establishing a $120 billion per annum Global Green Fund (see the
letter above these comments):
Dominika K., Alberta, Canada: "How can action on such an important and
urgent issue not be taken? The planet is dying, and each year is just gets
worse and worse. Why not do something now before such damage is done and
expenses really get high. Humans have been destroying the planet with their
actions, how much destruction has to be done before people realize that a
solution is needed, that change needs to happen. If even one area is damaged
it will affect the rest of the world. This affects the environment, all the
creatures and humans together. We are all linked, but we have the power to
improve the health of the planet. The greed needs to stop because in the end
you will end up with nothing but regret."
Janice B., New Jersey, USA: "Please heed the warnings of the scientists,
environmentalists and ordinary citizens who see that our world is eroding
before our very eyes! This small amount, just 10% of military budgets, would
be a significant start to protecting the planet and its inhabitants. Thank
P. Casey, Queensland, Australia: "Available with this could be a red
scheme for countries to rebuild and repair taking populations and
unemployment benefits into consideration constructively for replanting and
regeneration of natural forests and plantation timbers right down to
aesthetic landscapes. Rebuilding earths resources and barriers against
climate changes and pollution and helping to protect against the
monopolizing of dissapearing world resources causing frictions and
breakdowns of countries relationships. Regulating for sustainability and
emergency release of resources. It could counter many of the failings of the
free markets locally and globally. One day, world wide, family size will
have to be regulated. Why not leave them to clean air, brilliant
surroundings ,good health and a future beyond the present scope we face.
Peace to you."
Allison L., Colorado, USA: "I would like to see all governments redirect
military allowances to combating global warming, since in the end, when
global warming gets out of hand and we all die, wars and the army will not
Nathalya W., Quebec, Canada: "As a mother of three children, I am very
concern about the future of my children. It is our responsibility. Please,
for our children's future."
Rebecca M., Oregon, USA: "I strongly believe that if we don’t STOP what
we are doing today, the Earth is going to start dying right in front of our
eyes and by then, there will be nothing we can do to save her. We are the
most wasteful race of people and need to start a plan of action to protect
our home. Right now there is no plan of action. / If we can take a small
amount of money right now to save our future, why aren’t we doing it? How
long are we willing to wait before we take action? / I fear that if we don’t
put this plan into action now, all the money in the world won’t restore our
forests, oceans, lands, and one by one the endangered species will disappear
and the others will soon follow. / Please help me, help our Earth survive in
the years to come…."
Bruce R., Switzerland: "This is the most sensible suggestion to stop the
human race from vanishing that I have yet heard. Who has the guts to make it
happen? Bravo, Anthony Marr!"
Jane G., Ontario, Canada: "We owe it to future generations to protect the
planet and the habitats that are part of the world's environment. The Global
Green Fund would provide the means for a concerted effort by member nations
to achieve a future endeavor that could be built on."
Carmen G., Maryland, USA: "We all know the saying..."We did not inherit
the Earth from our ancestors, we are borrowing it from our children". Let us
return the planet to them with pride and sense of accomplishment, so they
too will be able to carry on our mission! We have no alternative. We have no
choice. Please help us make this daring wish a reality!"
Candace C., Hong Kong: "Spending money saving our planet makes more sense
than spending money killing each other! The armed forces could become a huge
vehicle for change on our planet. Please give this idea some serious
consideration. Thank you!"
Erwin S., Hong Kong: "We love our Earth!"
Taina K., British Columbia, Canada: "This is the most important thing we
can do – without the Earth we have absolutely nothing at all. Please earmark
the majority of the funds to solving the global warming crisis."
Please keep the endorsements and comments coming. We need thousands of
them from dozens of countries.
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