Bhutan, the world’s most eco-friendly country, recently celebrated the recent birth of its new prince.
They planted trees. Lots and lots of trees.
To celebrate the birth of the first royal child of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema, ordered the planting of 108,000 saplings.
Impressively, the Bhutanese constitution states that at least 60% of land must be forested at all times. The source of this inspired law?
“In Buddhism, a tree is the provider and nourisher of all life forms,” said Tenzin Lekphell, who coordinated the initiative. “It symbolizes longevity, health, beauty and even compassion.”
In 2015, Bhutan set a Guinness World Record by planting almost 50,000 trees in just one hour.
Proof that although the country is small in size, it’s big on awesomeness.
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