How Ordinary People are Changing the World
By Christina Sarich
Posted June 3, 2019
Over 800,000 volunteers planted saplings across the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh recently. The tree-planting initiative was part of a $6.5 billion-dollar effort to reforest at least 12 percent of India by 2030. It wasn’t a publicity stunt, nor was it funded by George Soros – Hungarian-American investor, business magnate, and philanthropist – but Uttar Pradesh is now in the Guinness Book for breaking the previous record of planting the most trees in one day, previously held by Pakistan.
What can planting 50 million trees in one day teach us about our failed attempts to create change in our own respective countries? And what really makes a good citizen on this planet? Is it marching before the White House? Is it having certain rights and privileges, because of what your zip code is? Or is there more to it? More…