Sunday, August 17, 2014

Slower & Simpler - Plant a Tree

The Forest Man of Majuli Island


It has been said that the single most powerful thing one can do to combat climate change and promote peace is to plant a tree. Jadev Payeng has been doing just that since the 1970's on the once-barren sandbar on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India. Over 40 years later, the forest he's planted is now larger than New York City's Central Park and is home to several thousand varieties of trees as well as an amazing diversity of wildlife, including rhino, elephants, and even tigers.
Watch the video at http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=5309.
More about him may be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jadav_Payeng.
The Forest Man of Majuli Island

He has made this his life's work. But if each of us planted just one tree a year, imagine the difference it would make.
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