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This man planted a 1360 acre forest in India, single-handedly.
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Thumbs Up This man planted a 1360 acre forest in India, single-handedly.

http://news.sympatico.ca/oped/coffee-tal...f/605ce384

Quote:You always hear that one person can make a large difference in the world. Today, we've got a story that proves that saying.

When he was a teenager in Northern India's Assam region about 30 years ago, Jadav "Molai" Payeng began planting seeds in a sandbar near his birthplace. A few years later, he moved into the area and turned the seed-planting and tree-nurturing into his life's work, planting seeds and helping them grow over a wide area that was initially left for desolate.

In the past 30 years, his seed-planting endeavors have resulted in a massive, 1,360-acre jungle in Assam, a forest ecosystem that has left an incredible mark on the Indian landscape and stands as a testament to Payeng's dedication.
Stuff like this really gives me hope for humanity. Imagine how much forest we could resurrect if every person planted just 100 trees? It's inspirational what he did, and I give him props for it.

If you're reading this, I killed myself.
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RE: This man planted a 1360 acre forest in India, single-handedly.

Until they're cut down for land development

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05-03-2012 07:18 AM
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RE: This man planted a 1360 acre forest in India, single-handedly.

WE MUST BUILD A CITY THERE NOW!
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RE: This man planted a 1360 acre forest in India, single-handedly.

inb4 they get cut down to build malls

Go to work. Send your kids to school. Follow fashion. Act normal. Walk on the pavement. Watch TV. Save for your old age. Obey the law. Repeat after me: "I am free."

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(05-03-2012 08:56 PM).Manicrose. Wrote:  inb4 they get cut down to build malls

Or schools

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RE: This man planted a 1360 acre forest in India, single-handedly.

Just more to cut down ^_^
But really, good on him for doing that!

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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RE: This man planted a 1360 acre forest in India, single-handedly.

That's awesome Smile

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