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Mon Jul 29, 2019, 07:33 AM

Ethiopia attempts to plant 200 million trees

From https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/africa/Ethiopia-attempts-to-plant-200-million-trees/4552902-5214576-nbmis1/index.html
Ethiopia attempts to plant 200 million trees

MONDAY JULY 29 2019


Students plant trees in Kenya. An ambitious campaign to plant 200 million seedlings in a day is under way in Ethiopia. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In Summary
Ethiopia, a country of 100 million people, would need each citizen to plant at least two seedlings, to make the record.


By BBC
Addis Ababa,

An ambitious campaign to plant 200 million seedlings in a day is under way in Ethiopia. It would be a world record if accomplished.

It is part of the Green Legacy Initiative by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who has dug in with a few seedlings of his own in ArbaMinch, southern Ethiopia, on Monday morning.

Mr Abiy started the campaign to create awareness about the importance of fighting environmental degradation in the country and public offices in the capital, Addis Ababa, have been shut down for civil servants to take part in the campaign.

The UN says Ethiopia’s forest coverage has fallen from 35% of the total land in the early 20th Century to a little above 4% in the 2000s. The country has also faced severe droughts in recent years.

Ethiopia, a country of 100 million people, would need each citizen to plant at least two seedlings, to make the record.

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Mon Jul 29, 2019, 08:01 AM

1. I once saw a documentary about a guy who planted 1 tree per day...

Forgot which country, but he planted the first seedling in what was almost desert. The next day came the second seedling next to it. The next day the third seedling next to them. And so forth.

It's a veritable forest now, that's matured to the point where it starts spreading on its own. It's an oasis of green that provides for animals in the middle of nowhere. And the guy still keeps planting.

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Mon Jul 29, 2019, 08:50 AM

2. Trees could save our planet...

We should all be planting trees.

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