World’s Eco-Friendliest Country, Bhutan, Celebrates Birth Of New Prince By Planting 108,000 trees – Design You Trust

World’s Eco-Friendliest Country, Bhutan, Celebrates Birth Of New Prince By Planting 108,000 trees

1

108,000 saplings were planted in the tiny mountain Kingdom to commemorate the first Royal Child of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema.

h/t: boredpanda, treehugger

2

The Bhutanese constitution stipulates that at least 60 percent of land remains forested at all times, but this green-fingered celebration wasn’t just inspired by the country’s commitment to ecological preservation.

3

“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.”

4

This isn’t the first time that Bhutan has made headlines for its epic tree-planting sessions. In 2015, the country set a Guinness World Record by planting almost 50,000 trees in just one hour. Which is proof, if ever you needed it, that while Bhutan might be small in size, it’s definitely big when it comes to awesomeness.

5
6
7
8

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Embrace Spring With Pictures Of Japan's Cherry Blossoms
Here Are The Most Interesting Things This Geologist Found On Google Earth
Giant Crystal Cave in Naica, Mexico
Arctic Expedition Discover Mysterious Hole Cut Into The Ice
Man Built Custom Kayak So He Could Take His Dogs On Adventures
New York Secret Rooftop World
World’s Largest Vertical Garden Blooms With 85,000 Plants In The Heart Of Bogota
A Walk In Nanjing’s ‘Love Tunnel’
Abandoned Theme Park Where An Army Of Dismembered Dummies Lies Rotting In An Overgrown Wasteland
Sleep In A Bookshelf With 5000 Books In Kyoto’s New Bookstore-Themed Hostel
This Daredevil Diver Discovered A New River... Under Water
87-Year-Old Collector Gathered 110 Fighter Jets In His Chateau In France
Dreamy Nighttime Country Side & City Scenes Bathed In Neon By Photographer Elsa Bleda
Man Takes the World’s Most Impressive Selfie. You Gotta See How Far He Climbed.
“Life Is Too Short To Be Unhappy”: Dublin Student Beat Depression By Befriending Sharks, Stingrays And Pigs In The Bahamas
Sleepaway In A Sewer Pipe At Dasparkhotels in Austria And Germany
Sony World Photography Awards 2017 Shortlist
Virtual Traveller Used Google Street View To Explore Poland During Quarantine, Here’s What She Found
Burning Man 2017: Stunning Photos From The World's Biggest And Craziest Festival
Out Of This World: Magnificent Entries For The UK Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2017
Snowlandia – World’s Largest Snow Labyrinth Opens In Poland
After Their Wedding, This Couple Did What Many Of Us Have Always Dreamed Of Doing
Daniel Garcia Creates Thought-Provoking Illustrations That Show What’s Wrong With Our Society
English Vegetable Grower Claims Guinness World Record for 8 kg Onion