Sacred Space, Sacred Sound: The Acoustic Mysteries of Holy Places author Susan Elizabeth Hale has created a special Earth Day campaign called Sing for the Trees.

All you need to do to join the Earth Day celebration is sing to your special trees at noon on this Earth Day, April 22, 2012.


A Single Idea Planted With Hope

In January 2010 a single idea was planted on the fertile ground of Facebook. It was a simple call: Create your own Woodstock. On Earth Day, April 22, 2010 sing to your favorite tree. 

The Response

Over 5,000 people from 40 countries and 30 states have sung to trees

The Need

Every day a rain forest the size of Central Park is destroyed.

Every year a rain forest area larger than England is cut down.

15% of deforestation is caused by cutting down trees for toilet paper.

 Why Sing?

The Civil Rights Movement, Apartheid and more recently Pete Seeger’s Ship of Hope to clean the Hudson River have used song to create awareness and galvanize action.


  • Helps create community
  • Gives us a way to have a voice in saving what we love
  • Is an offering of our life force and spirit
  • Connects us to ancient traditions
  • Nourishes trees by giving them carbon dioxide 
  • Is part of the joy of being human
  • Helps us relax and tune into nature and to each other
  • Reminds us we are part of the chorus of life

A Few Tree Messages

“As you humans come and take a public stand with us, it does strengthen our health. Your intentions radiate in waves that carry life force. We are grateful for the public nature of your support. That is needed even more than you know. Open support creates consciousness waves within the collective human mind. Our life becomes less about struggling to maintain and more about generating greater life force for all. Every small thought turned to action counts.” Bonnie Willow, Asheville, North Carolina

Susan recently discussed the celebration on the radio program Affirmative Prayer: Activating the Power of YES with Rev. Beverly Molander. The interview is in the archives and can be downloaded.

Learn more about the event on Susan’s website, or join the Facebook group!



Sacred Space, Sacred Sound is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound.