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    Posted January 6, 2014 by
    Fort Collins, Colorado
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    Bulgarian tree grows in the City Park of the U.S. city of Fort Collins, Colorado

    Dear friends,
    We are sending you photos from a great event in Colorado, USA. We hope that this will be as interesting for your audience as the start of the world's first legal recreational marijuana sales in Colorado earlier this year. In 2009, a young Bulgarian Angelina Pramatarova planted an oak tree in the City Park of Fort Collins, Colorado on behalf of the European Environment Festival Foundation. The Foundation which is based in Bulgaria is the organizer of the prestigious annual international Green Wave - 21st Century Festival for films and TV programs dedicated to ecology and environmental protection (www.euroekofest.org). With this event the local community celebrated Earth Day and adopted the Foundation‘s initiative for planting trees by citizens of foreign countries as a sign of friendship between people from different nations and of environmental protection and care for nature. The oak tree planting ceremony was held and organized with the assistance of Paige Noon, Carl Hammerdorfer, Kathy Lynch, the students from Colorado State University Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise Program and the great Fort Collins community who continue working toward a better green future. Nearly five years later, the Bulgarian who has planted the tree is back in the park with her ​​sister Nevena Pramatarova, the manager of the Foundation and their American girlfriend Paige Noon.

    The tree has grown like their friendship and this is a wonderful New Year's message from Colorado - fighting for the right to live in a green and environmentally friendly world!
    Happy New Year to all!

    Angie and Nevena Pramatarova

    Photos: Angie Pramatarova
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