Here’s How Bhutan, World’s Most Eco-Friendly Country, Celebrated the Birth of Their New Prince

108,000 saplings were planted in the tiny mountain Kingdom to commemorate the first Royal Child

108,000 saplings were planted to celebrate the birth of the first Royal Child of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema.

Bhutan, which is a carbon-negative nation, has laws to ensure at least 60% of land remain forested at all times.  In 2015, this eco-conscience nation made a Guinness World Record by planting 50,000 tress in just one hour.

“In Buddhism, a tree is the provider and nourisher of all life forms,’ explains Tenzin Lekphell, who coordinated the initiative. ‘It symbolizes longevity, health, beauty and even compassion.”

 

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