It was a great pleasure and surprise for Active Remedy Co Founder Tara Joy to receive a letter from His Royal Highness Prince Charles, congratulating her on her recently released eco children’s book ‘The Inner Sense of Trees’. She created this brightly illustrated book in order to convey an important environmental message to children and adults around the world. It is an analogy of our current environmental predicament on planet Earth and urges the reader to take personal responsibility in caring for the forests, rivers and the environment as a whole.
His Royal Highness is renowned for his deep care for the environment, for his concern about the extent of the environmental degradation that is presently occurring and for his support of environmental and social causes.
“Conventional wisdom demands an evidence-based approach, which means that we are in the process of testing the world to destruction. There is seemingly no room for the precautionary principle. However, you do not need me to point out what an intolerable strain we are placing on the natural world and human society – scientists refer to it as the “breaching of planetary boundaries”. And yet we continue, blindly and obstinately, to focus on the short-term maximisation of output and profit, regardless of the long-term consequences for the Earth and for its current and future inhabitants. To use an accounting term, we are depleting the Earth’s natural and social capital rather than living on the income derived from that capital and, unfortunately, there is no global CFO to keep us in check!”
It was because of the Prince of Wales’s concern for the environment that Tara decided to send a copy of ‘The Inner sense of Trees’ to him and sent it along with a copy of an Active Remedy report that outlines an innovative model for restoring mountain ecosystems to aid in climate adaptation and safeguarding the global water cycle. This report was written in 2016 at the request of the UNFCCC and is now in the UNFCCC knowledge portal.
The kind words and positive feedback from His Royal Highness, in response to the book and the report, was heart warming and very encouraging. It has been very touching for Tara to have so much positive feedback from so many families about this book and it is Tara’s hope that it can continue to be read by many and that it will encourage greater environmental conservation and restoration. We at Active Remedy feel that there is a real need for more fun books, for both children and adults, which inspire great environmental conservation and restoration.
“His Royal Highness was touched to receive a copy of your delightful book, “The Inner Sense of Trees”. It is so important to encourage and inspire children to protect the environment and books such as yours are an ideal medium through which to do this.”
‘The Inner Sense of Trees’ is available worldwide on many online book distribution sites:
Here is a brief Description of The Inner Sense of Trees:
The Inner Sense of Trees is a brightly illustrated epic adventure designed to inspire the reader to consider the true importance of nature. It is set on a little planet that is not so very dissimilar from Earth, although it looks quite different. Upon this planet everything – from the mountains and rivers to the trees and clouds – is alive and full of personality. The Igglings and Bigglings inhabit this world and they are at the heart of this story. They once respected and took care of each other, and were the caretakers of nature. Yet in this story something happens, and the Bigglings become greedy, forget the importance of trees and almost destroy every last one. While all of this is happening the Igglings hide away and go to sleep and only get involved when everything is all but lost. The situation seems irreversible and doomed. Fortunately however, they have the help of two wise old trees that are in fact the last trees standing. These trees unite the Igglings and the Bigglings, who put aside their differences and work together to save their little world. This is not a story of goodies and baddies – it is story of forgetting and remembering. This inspirational story highlights the importance of trees, rivers, mountains and working together for the common good.
The illustrations are so bright, humorous and detailed that they tell a part of the story that words alone could not convey. There is a little character that is the storyteller who appears in every picture. Finding this character can be a source of much enjoyment. Also there are pages for colouring in and drawing at the back of the book.