International Seed Campaign
Atomic Cleanup Veteran
Sophia “Sophie” Griego is the daughter of the New Mexico State Commander of the National Association of Atomic Veterans. Sophie’s growing interest with the Atomic Family was accelerated when she attended the International Uranium Film Festival in 2018. Sophie is 13 years old and attends the 8th grade at Bosque School in Albuquerque New Mexico, a preparatory school. Sophie’s newest project is The Legacy Trees of Hiroshima.
The purpose of the project is to provide at least Hiroshima legacy trees, one to be planted in Springdale and the other in Spokane. The trees will ceremoniously planted during the observance of Nuclear Remembrance Day 2024 and 2025.
Sophie has the support of the Marshallese Community and their leadership including , Jack J. Ading, Marshallese Senator Representing the People of Enewetak and Ujelang Atoll, Eldon Alik, Consulate General of the Marshall Island U.S. Consulate and Holly M. Barker, PhD commissioner with the RMI National Nuclear Commission and Curator for Burke Museum’s Pacific and Asian Ethnology in Washington State.
This project is being presented as a Children of Atomic Veterans Mission
The GLH Initiative is a global volunteer campaign, aiming to disseminate the universal message of trees that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Created in 2011 by two friends, Nassrine Azimi and Tomoko Watanabe, GLH shares worldwide the double message of caution and hope that the unique survivor trees of Hiroshima (and ultimately Nagasaki) represent, recalling on the one hand the dangers of arms of mass destruction and nuclear weapons in particular, and on the other hand the sacred character of mankind and the resilience of nature. Currently seeds and saplings from the A-bombed trees are growing in more than 30 countries – in a sustained, long-term (1000-year) campaign, joining other efforts for a nuclear-free and more ecological planet.