Philippines Set Tree-Planting Record

Philippines Set Tree-Planting Record

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A massive tree-planting campaign in the Philippines set a world record of a half million simultaneous plantings along highways. AP reports the participation was phenomenal proving citizen’s interest in cutting air pollution and beautifying the islands…

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Some 620,000 tree seedlings were distributed to government and civic groups and nearly a million participants signed up, including members of 4,414 organizations. (Washington Post)

What a creative way to cut air pollution by cars. Instead of cutting down trees, we should be planting more and more to help mitigate emissions from so many automobiles. Congratulations to the forward-thinking and imaginative government leaders.

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