The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is gathering stories, poems, songs and dances featuring the Tree of Life in many cultures for the World Climate Change Conference in Paris (Mon 30 Nov – Fri 11 Dec). The Tree has roots, branches and leaves, and offers a habitat for birds, insects and animals. It symbolises the inter-relation of life and an ecology that unites humanity and nature. It is a sign of sustainability, through which we can re-green our planet through virtuous cycles of air, water and earth. We invite our friends around the world to share their Tree of Life stories and traditions so that Paris may receive the oldest ancestor wisdom in the world – the wisdom of life – and give our children their future. If you would like to submit your own contribution to the blog, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your story, song, poem or dance.