There is one country in the world that has declared a national holiday with planting more than 100 million trees as part of a strategy to combat deforestation and climate change.
The Kenyan government took the initiative to declare November 13, a national holiday so that millions of residents use it to plant two trees eachand in this way help the planet in the goal of sowing 15 million trees in 10 years.
For this, distributed 150 million small trees for free in public nurseries and forestry agencies for Kenyans to plant in designated public areas.
Although participation is not mandatory, Kenya’s environment minister, Soipan Tuyaassured that the answer was “surprising” and More than two million participants are registered.
she President William Ruto launched this initiative in the city of growthlocated east of Kenyawhere dozens of people, including soldiers and residents, worked with shovels and picks to reforest the area.
Which country has declared a national holiday for planting trees?
To the surprise of many Kenya is not the only country that has declared a national holiday with the goal of creating an extensive plantation. In 2019, Ethiopia He also did this with a strategy of planting more than 350 million trees a day.
En noviembre de 2019 se plantaron 11 millones de árboles en Turquía. La casi totalidad de esta iniciativa, llamada Aliento para el Futuro, se secó por falta de mantenimiento y defectos de plantación pic.twitter.com/VMgoEmyGNx
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The event, known as “Green Legacy”invites all Ethiopian citizens, including government officials and students, to join the planting trees to promote environmental awareness and ecological responsibility among the population.