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Ethiopia Plants 350 MILLION Trees In A Single Day To Fight Climate Change

While it’s easy to see large scale problems like climate change as overwhelming when people and governments concentrate their efforts they can make an enormous impact.

Take for example the news out of Ethiopia that the country has managed to plant a staggering 353 million young trees in a single day to combat deforestation and climate change.

The enormous tree-planting action was part of an initiative called “Green Legacy” which, according to the Guardian, has as its mission “to grow 4bn trees in the country this summer by encouraging every citizen to plant at least 40 seedlings.”

Ethiopia’s Minister of Innovation and Technology, Dr. Getahun Mekuria, shared a regional breakdown of the incredible tree-planting statistics on Twitter.

According to the Guardian Ethiopia’s 350-million tree achievement shattered the previous record of 50 million trees planted in a single day held by India.

Video captured scenes of Ethiopians walking en masse on their way to plant the trees.

If the statistics are accurate it’s a truly staggering achievement and will go a long way towards the severely deforested nation hitting its goal of growing 4 billion new trees.

It should also provide a shining example and a lot of hope for everyone else that real change is possible.

Source: The Guardian

 

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