Meet the 11-year-old Colombian activist planting trees for Earth Day
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FRANCISCO VERA, 11-YEAR-OLD ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST AND FOUNDER OF GUARDIANS FOR LIFE TREE PLANTING GROUP, SAYING: "We can all be guardians for life and we are the hope of all society, of all humanity basically, because in our hands is not only the future, many say children are the future, we are also the present. Today there are millions of children who are demanding a healthy environment, a dignified environment, a dignified present and this is precisely why our causes, our agenda, what we do is the present, not only the future."
Vera and his fellow climate activists have planted
more than 200 trees in Colombian cities for Earth Day
to inspire action against the climate crisis
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FRANCISCO VERA, 11-YEAR-OLD ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST AND FOUNDER OF GUARDIANS FOR LIFE TREE PLANTING GROUP, SAYING: "Faced with such a grave situation, what we have done and what we can do is we can contribute a little more than we can give because it is our responsibility, it is our duty to act to care for the environment, for preservation so that the environment is sustainable."