The Stone Circle – Only One Earth
A block of stone from all 21 regions in Sweden forms the Stone Circle ONLY ONE EARTH at the Royal Garden close to the Folke Bernadotte Bridge – next to the Ethnographic Museum.
The Stone Circle is a Memory Site for an important event in Sweden and the world. 50 years ago the Swedish Government took the initiative to host the first UN Conference on the Human Environment with the theme ONLY ONE EARTH.
The conference decided that the UN shall have an environmental program, UNEP, and June 5th will be World Environment Day, the day the conference began 1972.
Gathering at the Stone Circle
Many children participate in the inauguration
Kajsa Dahlström, Globetree, welcomes everyone to the opening
Special Thanks to:
Mr. Magnus Andersson, Warden of the Royal Castle, giving the Stone Circle a beautiful, purposeful, and central space in Stockholm.
The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, for personally presenting the Stone of Iceland before leaving the country.
Astronaut Loren Acton, Prof. EM, Solar Scientist for his space perspective of the Stone Circle.
Ambassador of India in Sweden Mr. Tanmaya Lal, speaking on behalf of donors of stones from other nations.
Ms. Ann Follin, Director of the World Culture Museums, giving her personal support to the inauguration and the Way Forward of the Stone Circle.
Jan Mårtensson planned the ONLY ONE EARTH conference in 1972
Special Thanks to:
The Mojsen Mining Museum and the Eco Museum donated the Center Stone – a small replica of the iron of the Meditation Room at UN, New York.
It was designed by the Swedish UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld in the 50’s.
A stone from the Ganga River in India was handed over by children from the Indian Embassy in Stockholm. H.E. Ambassador Tanmaya Lal was the spokesperson for stones from other countries.
THE CHESTNUT TREE – by the SWEDISH PARLIAMENT
THE FIRST NATIONAL CHILDREN’S MEETING PLACE
On World Environment Day, the first national Children’s Meeting Place was inaugurated, a prominent chestnut tree by the water close to the Swedish Parliament. Members of Parliament of six political parties joined the inauguration – four in person. Children from 17 counties of Sweden united water from places they care for. The Guests of Honor received the children’s Uniting Water and spread over the roots of the Chestnut Tree as a symbol of unity over the generations.
Six Members of Parliament representing six political parties accepted to participate at the inauguration ceremony.
Hon. Janine Alm Mp, Malin Danielsson L, Catarina Deremar C, , Jens Holm V, Linus Sköld S, Magnus Stewart M.
UNEP Youth Program Coordinator Juan Pablo Celis Garcia also joined the ceremony.
In 2001, Globetree was commissioned by UNEP to establish and run a Children’s Meeting Place on the UN grounds in Nairobi, Kenya. There world leaders interact and learn what is important for children. The meeting place is a beautiful acacia tree next to the UNEP Executive Office. Since then, Children’s Meeting Places have been inaugurated in more than 50 cities worldwide.
THE PARADE – ONLY ONE EARTH
MY PROMISE FOR THE FUTURE
Children and adults joined hands in a parade through Stockholm from the Chestnut Tree to the Stone Circle.
The children’s messages: WE HAVE ONLY ONE EARTH – MY PROMISE FOR THE FUTURE – WHAT IS YOUR PROMISE?
UNIQUE COLLABORATION CREATED THE STONE CIRCLE
Many friends of Globetree gave their support to make the vision of the Stone Circle ONLY ONE EARTH come true. To find “the right stone” engaged many in the 21 counties. Persons with archaeological and geological knowledge, the county museums, stonemasons, landowners, farmers, artists, story tellers and many more.
Children presented the stones of their counties with dance, songs, drama, story telling, poems and facts from the ancient past.
Interactive music-song-humming-sound compositions by composer/artists Toomas Tuulse, Marie Bergman and Yukie Kakubari supported the children’s presentations.
Artists gave their special support
We are in the middle of a collaboration with “stone seekers” from all 21 counties in Sweden who are looking for “the right stone” that will become the Stone circle ONLY ONE EARTH. Opening: World Environment Day on June 5 at 4 p.m
The Stone Circle is created by the water on Djurgården next to the Folke Bernadotte Bridge and the Ethnographic Museum.
Roots and Space Meeting
Astronaut Loren Acton och Chief Oren Lyons in Roots and Space Meeting inspire the vision of the Stone Circle.
Oren Lyons: – The Stones are the Oldest Ancestors. We shall honour them.
Loren Acton: – The creation of your stone circle is, in a way, a culmination and acknowledgement that we and our environment here on Earth all goes back to the stars of the sky.
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