Ethiopia ‘Breaks’ World Record For Tree Planting By Planting 350 Million Trees In 12 Hours

Summer is definitely the perfect time to get dirty, especially if it’s for a good cause! While most people dig around in their gardens, watering flowers and checking on their cherry tomatoes, people in Ethiopia dropped their everyday business to team up for a shared goal.

The Green Legacy is an initiative led by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, and aims to restore the country’s landscape as well as reverse the damage done by deforestation and climate change.

Ethiopian officials claim they planted over 350 million trees in an effort to restore the country’s landscape