Hey, today is the U.N.-declared International Day of Peace. I first heard about it a few months ago, when I wrote this story about a book drive organized by students at Vergennes High School. They were inspired by Peace Day to spend their school year collecting books that they donated to various libraries in Vermont and abroad.
I was reminded of it again by a very persistent guy from Call of the Trees in Bristol. They're launching this campaign based on a book by Dorothy Maclean, who wants people to plant 10 billion trees by 2016.
No, none of this will stop the violence in the Middle East, or the genocide in Darfur. But it's something positive, anyway.