Wednesday, April 22nd 2020, marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Honoring this monumental occasion, United States-based Greenland Development Foundation (GDF) proudly acknowledges that on July 20th 2019 the people of Ethiopia planted 350 million trees (353,633,660) in a matter of just 12 hours. This world record surpassed India’s 2017 record of 66 million trees in the same period of time.
CNN reported that this phenomenal effort was part of the “Green Legacy” reforestation campaign, an initiative launched by Ethiopian Prime Minister and 2019 Nobel Prize winner, Abiy Ahmed. Building on this amazing single day achievement, during the 2019 rainy season (May-October) Ahmed’s ambitious “Green Legacy” campaign supported the planting of a total of 4 billion trees in Ethiopia.
On October 13th 2019, Mr. Gashaw Tahir, CEO and Founder of Greenland Development Foundation, was invited to speak to an audience of more that 300 student leaders at University Campus Charter School in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Tahir explained to these students how in less than a single day, the people of Ethiopia managed to plant over 350 million trees. He also spoke about Prime Minister Ahmed and why exactly he won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
According to Mr. Tahir, Prime Minister Ahmed has ambitiously committed to planting an additional 5 billion trees during the rainy season in 2020, unless the Coronavirus interferes with plans.
For additional information please contact:
Mr. Gasha Tahir
CEO and Founder, Greenland Development Foundation
Phone: 310-600-7438 (Los Angeles, California)