The Most Eco-Friendly Country in the World Just Planted 108,000 Trees to Celebrate a New Royal Arrival - BlazePress

The Most Eco-Friendly Country in the World Just Planted 108,000 Trees to Celebrate a New Royal Arrival

This is one amazing way to celebrate!
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Already crowned as the world's most eco-friendly and only carbon-negative country Bhutan recently welcomed a new royal arrival in one of the most fitting ways possible, by planting lots and lots of trees.

To be precise a total of 108,000 sapling trees were planted in order to commemorate the birth of the first royal child of his majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema.

So what's the secret to Bhutan's eco-friendly success? that can be put down to the countries constitution which stipulates that at least 60 percent of its land must remain forested at all times, but that wasn't the only thing that inspired the celebration. As a predominantly Buddhist country, the religion sees the tree as a symbol longevity, health, beauty and compassion. 

Bhutan also made news headlines in 2015 for setting the world record for the most trees planted in just one hour - all 50,000 of them!. The rest of the world could learn a thing or two from the way Bhutan chooses to celebrate.

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h/t treehugger