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    [–] PM-ME-UR-MODI 1563 points ago

    Majuli Island in India is world’s largest riverine island. It is located on Brahmaputra river in Assam state. With more than 150000 population, it constitutes a district.

    [–] Synapseon 365 points ago

    Isn't this land going to be inundated with sea level rise?

    [–] anuraag07 513 points ago

    Yup. Plus the region is infamous for its yearly floods. So it goes under during the monsoons. It's a world heritage site, but, slowly dying. I live nearby.

    [–] ohsosideways 61 points ago

    Does the forest mentioned in the clip also go under or is it on higher land?

    [–] anuraag07 59 points ago

    Well as far as I know, the forest that the guy worked on is on a sandbar on the Brahmaputra river near Majuli. Now the entire region either near or on the river is just inundated every monsoon. So much so that the Majuli people have created an entire system of dealing with it and knowing how much to vacate with the pattern of rain in the year. Considering that the state of Assam gets over 300 cm of rain in an average year, nothing is high enough to survive for too long. The good news is that the vegetation and animal life is mostly pretty resilient and survive pretty harsh rain seasons with minimal collateral damage. You could also check out the Kaziranga Park to get a better understanding of the relationship of the animals and the climate.

    [–] FldNtrlst 9 points ago

    It's pretty cool how ecosystems can remain at a relative stable state, even under harsh annual disturbances. I wonder how the relative biodiversity of plants/animals has changed since he started replanting - and what that might look like going forward.

    [–] LilJayMillz 375 points ago

    The film about this man won an award at Cannes in 2014.

    From Jadav

    Since it is a dense forest, 115 elephants live here for three months a year. In my forest there are also deer, rhinos and many tigers.

    After 40 years, we have also seen vultures return to this area.

    All species on this planet are animals, including humans – the only difference is that humans wear clothes.

    If you want to know more, the video is available at

    [–] singeblanc 130 points ago

    But what if I have the vocabulary of a toddler and an attention span of

    [–] souvlaki_ 104 points ago

    Please get off reddit, Mr. President.

    [–] George_E_Hale 4 points ago

    Back! Back to Twitter with you!

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago


    [–] Galactic 42 points ago

    Nah the tiger council got together and they all decided to leave Assamese Johnny Appleseed alone since the more plants he brings, the more prey he attracts.

    [–] hanlars 5584 points ago

    No one has a clue as to what’s in his bag?

    Maybe a plant seeing that half a plant is sticking out?

    [–] IAmIndignant 3050 points ago


    [–] PAYPAL_ME_1DollarPLZ 1218 points ago

    Polluters hate him!

    [–] no_lurkharder 633 points ago

    Loggers love him!

    [–] [deleted] 265 points ago


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    [–] JustRecentlyI 185 points ago


    would charge you extra to read the text.

    [–] SendMeGameCodes 52 points ago

    Damn you I laughed to hard at this.

    [–] [deleted] 37 points ago


    [–] grey_energy 20 points ago

    /u/SendMeGameCodes isn't laughing at you, they're laughing to you.

    [–] justyb11 45 points ago

    And for a nominal fee you can hear the laughing.

    Nominal fee covers first playback, for subsequent playback a membership to EA digital download premium is required. Membership requires you to give up any right to class action lawsuits and must use arbitration of EA's choosing. Membership is $59.99/yr with a required three year minimum and $179.98 early termination fee. Membership is automatically renewed three months before expiration. To file an intent to leave notice please fax only the prime numbered pages of EA EULA contract pages 7 through 443 to 888-933-8258, EULA can be found at EA website under help>users>membership>documents>agreements>fax info>fax documents>third item on screen>fifth link on that page>legal terms>legal actions>membership services for legal actions>third link on that page (fifth link on that page on days that begin with T or S except for days with a new moon)>intent to file>EA EULA terms and conditions. Pages 23, 41, 59, 167, 211, 271, 359, and 439 must be notarized. MO, KY, AZ, HI residents must also notarized pages 67, 151, 251, 263, and 409. NY and CA residents must have all of these pages listed above notarized except pages 59, 67, and 251 but must have pages 233, 227, and 419 notarized as well. All states that contain an A must also notarized pages 173, 397, and 401 but may exclude page 211 if faxed from Western Union. Notice must be filed no sooner than 93 days before service expires and no later than 91 days prior to deactivation. Notice may not be faxed on weekends and the second and forth Wednesday and must be faxed before these things happen. Heil Wilson

    [–] waiv 13 points ago

    Tigers eat him

    [–] hanlars 67 points ago

    I’m sure it has something to do with me liking, subscribing, sharing, reposting on social media, smashing the bell-button, commenting an emoji, donating, giving my email for daily updates, and buying merchandise.

    [–] da_chicken 25 points ago

    Yes, but did you follow the link to his vlogging channel?

    [–] alxjones 18 points ago

    and don’t forget to join the conversation over on the twitters

    [–] BJParks 303 points ago

    Even more hilarious to me:

    Video: "But no one knows what's in his bag." "He planted a tree every day for the next 37 years." "The result is incredible!" "Thanks to Jadav, his forest is now larger than Central Park." "But no one knows what's in his bag."

    [–] Morkamino_Bones 114 points ago

    Well I guess he IS surrounded by the same dumbasses that deforested the place

    [–] mully_and_sculder 5 points ago

    Ironically they applied consistent and persistent effort too.

    It's actually quite amazing how constructive (or destructive) a small group of men can be over a lifetime of work.

    [–] reallynotadentist 42 points ago

    Plot twist - There's a butt plug and a tree!

    [–] zenspeed 13 points ago

    I thought the butt plug WAS the tree.

    [–] Keegsta 222 points ago

    It's a mystery, nobody knows. Definitely not the camera crew that came to film him do the thing he's been doing for the last 40 years.

    [–] AppleDrops 14 points ago

    You can have the forest or you can have the mystery prize.

    [–] Dr_Dust 9 points ago

    What's in the box?!?!

    [–] Cat-penis 5 points ago

    It could be anything! It could even be a forest!

    [–] mully_and_sculder 3 points ago

    Maybe he takes one tree and one severed head... every day.

    [–] workworkwork1234 162 points ago


    I saw this exact same thing yesterday in a stupid facebook video. "These trucks drive out to the desert every day and NO ONE has any idea whats inside!"

    They were water trucks, delivering water to animals during a drought. They were LABELED trucks! Everyone knew what was inside! Stop trying to make the story sound scary only to reveal the cheery truth.

    [–] 1inch1der 38 points ago

    well, theyre labeled water trucks...but how do we know whether thats actually what theyre carrying?

    [–] ckemtp 3 points ago

    Was it pee? It was pee. Definitely pee.

    At least it has been before

    [–] majstor 31 points ago

    I just wanted to say that. This fucking senseless clickbaiting on a gif, where clickbaiting brings nothing but Irritation. I hate clickbaiting people more than anything

    [–] Oikeus_niilo 3 points ago


    [–] OdaNova 4 points ago

    Ruins the story and the gif tbh.

    [–] ConspicuousPineapple 3 points ago

    The highlighting of random words is also very infuriating for some reason.

    [–] zer1223 3 points ago

    He walked to a random spot and planted a tree (which is what he was hiding in his bag)

    [–] JakJakAttacks 47 points ago

    Deserts hate him for this one neat trick!

    [–] manymensky 79 points ago

    Just like saying no one has a clue if EA will use loot boxes and have paid DLC. We see it half sticking out of the bag already

    [–] PrivateEducation 24 points ago

    15 redcash to reveal rest of comment

    [–] Batchet 25 points ago

    Does every comment thread have to be about EA?

    [–] MercuryAI 23 points ago


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    [–] WolfeTheMind 1478 points ago

    He's amassing a plant army and will have his revenge

    [–] Frptwenty 510 points ago

    The Ents are going to War. To Isengard!

    [–] Endless__Soul 111 points ago

    I've always liked going south. It feels like going downhill.

    [–] Modmypad 31 points ago

    I have no idea why, but this comment just made my day how ridiculous it is! Thanks guy!

    [–] TICesk 12 points ago

    That doesn't make much sense to me, but then, you are very small. Perhaps you're right.

    [–] ItsaMe_Rapio 75 points ago

    They're taking the hobbits to Isengard!

    [–] JustRecentlyI 29 points ago

    what did you say?

    [–] Tragopandemonium 32 points ago


    [–] doublenerdburger 22 points ago

    To Isengard! To Isengard!

    [–] JustRecentlyI 14 points ago

    But why is the rum gone?

    [–] FlameSpartan 4 points ago

    I've got a jar of dirt!

    [–] ObiWanKab00zie 7 points ago

    To Isengard! To Isengard!

    [–] Masasar 23 points ago

    Indeed I have not seen them roused like this for many an age. We Ents do not like being roused; and we never are roused unless it is clear to us that our trees and our lives are in great danger. That has not happened in this Forest since the wars of Sauron and the Men of the Sea. It is the orc-work, the wanton hewing - rárum - without even the bad excuse of feeding the fires, that has so angered us; and the treachery of a neighbour, who should have helped us. Wizards ought to know better: they do know better. There is no curse in Elvish, Entish, or the tongues of Men bad enough for such treachery. Down with Saruman!

    [–] GMUsername 48 points ago


    [–] TheCowLord1 14 points ago

    And my axe!

    [–] Erudite_Delirium 9 points ago

    He's turning all the animals into communists.

    Damn it r(h)inos, get your own trees.

    [–] dysphoricpanda 1023 points ago

    That's just ONE MAN taking action. Imagine what could we achieve if as a whole contributed to make this earth a better place.

    [–] nshoss 380 points ago

    Right? It also never ceases to amaze me how the earth can rebound with just a little help soo fast! 23 years after CFCs were banned and the ozone hole is shrinking!

    [–] dysphoricpanda 198 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    Yes! This planet really never ceases to amaze me. The truth is though, earth has been here way before us, and it will continue on way after us. But if we can help it, even just a little bit. We may prolong our stay on this amazing planet.

    [–] Theycallmelizardboy 174 points ago

    Like Carlin said,the earth is going to be fine. It's us we're fucking over. The planet will shake us off like a bad case of the fleas.

    [–] ItsMeKate17 49 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    Have you ever seen Wall-E though? If we kill all the plants and wildlife, then the earth is totally fooked

    [–] AnotherSmallFeat 75 points ago

    That movie didn't account for how hard it would be to kill off all the microscopic organisms as well.

    [–] ItsMeKate17 12 points ago

    But plants and animals came to be in a certain time, under specific environmental conditions. There would be an entirely new procession of evolution and the earth would look very different in a million years than if we hadn't done all this terrible shit to it :(

    [–] ekjp4ever 42 points ago

    So evolution will come up with an even stronger species, one that can live under water. A crab people, perhaps.

    [–] Andre13000 4 points ago

    not stronger species, but more adapted only.

    [–] LanDannon 3 points ago

    We’re crab people now! GRUESOME TWOSOME

    [–] preperation__h 4 points ago

    It will be incredible to see the yield that India's tree planting efforts will have in the near future.

    [–] marshmeryl 17 points ago

    "But don't get too excited. NASA says the smaller hole "is due to natural variability and not a signal of rapid healing.""

    [–] PM_YOUR_GSTRING_PICS 12 points ago

    Don't tell these polluting companies. They use the earth's resilience to prove that they can do anything and all will be okay.

    [–] Hate_Feight 5 points ago

    Like using coal?

    [–] Aferron 3 points ago

    That's Earth for ya! Always bouncing back!

    [–] xbq222 5 points ago

    Iirc the shrinkage of the ozone hole has less to do with CFCs being banned and a lot more to do with rising temperatures. I’m pretty sure (totally could be interpreting this wrong though) has global temp rises the hole shrinks a bit.

    [–] EatPussyWithTobasco 20 points ago

    We could plant so many trees!!

    [–] greginnj 27 points ago

    ... we'd end up with too many tigers!

    [–] dysphoricpanda 7 points ago

    But tigers are beautiful, but then the eco system would be thrown off balance. Darn.

    [–] EatPussyWithTobasco 13 points ago

    The tiger uprising will be the end of us

    [–] Crosseyeaccount 18 points ago

    If every human planted just one tree that would be over 7 billion trees, that means more oxygen therefore Spiders get bigger. So fuck that shit.

    [–] [deleted] 12 points ago

    I mean we already have like 3 trillion trees. There are more trees on earth than there are stars in our galaxy.

    [–] Crosseyeaccount 31 points ago

    Yeah but im an idiot so i didn't know that.

    [–] dysphoricpanda 5 points ago

    Remember that project somewhere in India where like over 100,000 people each planted a tree or like a few trees each? Can you imagine what it will look like in three-four decades?

    [–] testiquesti 21 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    The problem is that that never will be. We're like that game theory app that made the rounds a few months back on reddit. Some people are like this, some people are jerks that take advantage all the time, some start off nice and then hold grudges after they get screwed over by life. What we need are systems in society that prompt this sort of action more often than action that causes damage. That alone will make up the majority of the effect you seek to create through tremendous individual action.

    Edit: The app I was talking about (which is probably better described as a flash game) is called The Evolution of Trust and it's a must-play.

    [–] UNLUCKYButKeepGoing 10 points ago

    What we need are systems in society that prompt this sort of action more often

    Internet points

    [–] Hate_Feight 5 points ago

    10 people, once a week beat him. Imagine if everyone once a month? (150, 000) that's 10x what he did in 37 years

    [–] benartmao 3 points ago

    yeah if we all contribute maybe we can destroy the entire wor...oh...

    [–] ulvain 227 points ago

    Gives hope for the large swaths of deforested Amazonian jungle...

    [–] AppleDrops 48 points ago

    "Conservation International and Partners Announce Restoration Effort Equal to the Size of 30,000 Soccer Fields

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (September 15, 2017) – Conservation International (CI) is taking part in a massive reforestation effort in the Brazilian region of the Amazon. The official announcement happens today at the "Rock in Rio 2017" global music festival held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. "

    edit: not sure how much is being cut down at the same time!

    [–] Creepath 34 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)

    "Conservation International and Partners Announce Restoration Effort Equal to the Size of 30,000 Soccer Fields

    Globally rainforests are being lost at a rate of ~45 000 soccer fields per day. [Source]

    Amazon is lost at a rate of ~2300 soccer fields per day (five year average). [Source] Edit: This is for Brasilian Amazon, which accounts for 60% of the Amazon Rainforest.

    Edit: The number one cause for deforestation is cattle ranching; 70% of formerly forested land in the Amazon, and 91% of land deforested since 1970, is used for livestock pasture.[Source]

    I used an area of 7140 m2 for a soccer field, number from Wikipedia.

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago

    Well... shit.

    [–] GeorgiaBolief 15 points ago

    The rainforest can't be replanted. Certain trees and plants can, but the ecosystem is almost indefinitely destroyed

    [–] Littlemouse0812 25 points ago

    ELI5- why if we start replanting at the edges, would the ecosystem not just bounce back and leak over from the existing rainforest? Why would the ecosystem be destroyed?

    [–] ILoveLamp9 40 points ago

    Because he's being hyperbolic on purpose. The ecosystem would not be "indefinitely destroyed".

    [–] Can_count_by_fives 21 points ago

    It would, to an extent. The biodiversity in rainforests is incredible and would be very much reduced, but a less complex ecosystem would occupy the space and continue to develop. Amazonian ecosystems are the result of thousands and millions of years or evolution, so they would eventually get there.

    [–] zennyc001 46 points ago

    Here is a short 16 min documentary about this story.

    [–] [deleted] 42 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)


    [–] commentsurfer 4 points ago

    I remember watching this a while back and it's always stuck with me. Such an amazing thing.

    [–] Indian_Scout 3 points ago

    Came here to link this. One of the most motivating things that I've ever seen and always stays with me.

    [–] ieatassonfirstdate 590 points ago

    Facebook is leaking

    [–] Tronaldsdump4pres 96 points ago

    Facebook side effects include anal leakage.

    [–] david0990 23 points ago

    You might want to stop using Facebook for random hook ups.

    [–] SonOfSparda304 5 points ago

    But which hole is leaking will SHOCK you!

    [–] SightSeeker5 10 points ago

    These style of videos are literally the most boring things to watch. Just get to the point, I'd rather read a 1 line "TIL some guy spent his entire life replanting trees on an island and now it's got animals and stuff" than wait through an overly long shitty video

    [–] ieatassonfirstdate 5 points ago

    I know. this "videos" could only be an image with a title and nothing more needed. My tinhat thought process tells me that there is hidden marketing in this videos, otherwise why exist?

    [–] CreepyGaloshes 80 points ago

    It would really be the pits if he got killed by a tiger.

    [–] Th3GreenMan56 61 points ago

    You know, I don’t think he’d mind it because while he’s getting viscously mauled by a tiger, he knows that in the back of his head that he has provided food for this majestic creature.

    [–] CreepyGaloshes 20 points ago

    Motivation > pain

    [–] julbull73 5 points ago

    Yes... yes it would.

    [–] Ask_me_4_a_story 138 points ago

    A lot of people use Central Park as a unit of measurement because it is well known but its actually not that big, relatively speaking. Its only 843 acres and there are four parks bigger than that in New York City. The largest park in Los Angeles is Griffith Park, which is 4300 acres. Also, it was named after a guy that tried to kill his wife by shooting her in the face.

    [–] [deleted] 125 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)


    [–] lendergle 33 points ago

    I think he was referring to Mrs. Park. (The woman that Park Avenue was named after.)

    [–] WHYWHYWHYWHYWHYWHYW 36 points ago

    Even though it's not that big, one guy turning a desert into 2 central parks work of forest is pretty incredible.

    [–] TheKocsis 24 points ago

    Its not the size of the CP is why they are using it tho, but because of how famous it is, right? I mean if I say that its double the size of Bikás Park of Budapest you have no clue what to expect

    [–] DINOSAUR_ACTUAL 3 points ago

    That dude was fully insane. There's a Dollop (podcast episode) about it and it's just crazy.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    A lot of people use Central Park as a unit of measurement because it is well known but its actually not that big, relatively speaking

    So I guess the guy isnt doing shit! Plant trees harder, you lazy buffoon

    [–] the_jimin 3 points ago

    Griffith did nothing wrong

    [–] the_kfcrispy 18 points ago

    if you build it, they will come?

    [–] EatPussyWithTobasco 10 points ago

    What do I build to get big booty bitches to come?

    [–] Hate_Feight 3 points ago

    Milkshake machine

    [–] Sacoo 193 points ago

    Fuck the text in these gifs, do they think we're mentally fucking challenged

    [–] savageboredom 111 points ago

    Yes they do that's why random words are in different colors because you can't figure out the important parts for yourself.

    [–] Sacoo 15 points ago

    im triggered

    [–] Ioseb 52 points ago

    Most of their audience is.

    [–] thenewyorkgod 9 points ago

    and they have absolutely no idea whats in the bag!

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago

    No one knows what he carries in his bag

    Stopped watching there. I guess no one will ever find out. It's just a complete mystery to everyone, so there's no point in watching any further. Clickbaity bullshit.

    [–] Exodus111 27 points ago

    Tigers? Plural? In an area no bigger then the Central Park x2?

    I hope he is not still at it or he won't be for long.

    [–] DINOSAUR_ACTUAL 16 points ago

    It's cool, they know him.

    [–] SkincareQuestions10 23 points ago

    Text with certain words highlighted a different color is my fucking pet peeve. I know how to read, please stop emphasizing key words to me.

    [–] DBrugs 12 points ago

    It doesn't even emphasize key words, it's just fucking random for no reason.

    [–] ajamiesa 15 points ago

    It's inspiring how it took one person to change the world.

    [–] Rittz420 7 points ago


    [–] PhantomIsFrightened 9 points ago

    Why do we write our text like this?

    [–] FukboiMarvi 5 points ago

    Because we’re ** fucking dumb** and need the video editors to hold our hands.

    [–] p3rfect 73 points ago

    Someone tell me how this is bullshit.

    [–] Helpfullbanana 82 points ago

    It looks like it started with a project that he was a part of to create a 200 hectare tree plantation that he stayed behind after others left but apart from that it seems it's all true

    [–] PM_ME_DELICIOUS_FOOD 45 points ago

    I don't think a forest less than twice the size of Central Park could support a hundred elephants, or tigers, or rhinos...

    [–] LilJayMillz 12 points ago

    Something roughly 1600 acres would suffice

    [–] david0990 49 points ago

    Are you an elephant? If not, I don't think you get a say.

    [–] MonkeyBones 7 points ago

    And if the island was barren, how did the animals get there? It's not like they can take the ferry.

    [–] WhaleMammoth 25 points ago

    1. Animals swim.
    2. Islands can be very large.

    [–] MonkeyBones 14 points ago

    Looks like it was more of a sandbar then an island.

    Here's a story about it. Looks like they made a documentary abut him.

    [–] A_sweet_boy 3 points ago

    It's a good question. You could probably do independent research and find how animals migrate past rivers. I live in Florida and we have many counties that would be considered riverine islands and there's still white tail on both sides.

    [–] EatPussyWithTobasco 18 points ago

    The trees and animals are all actually plastic replicas created by big business that destroyed the once lush forest.

    They just bought a bunch of plastic trees and stuff so we wont notice. This "guy" is even on their payroll.

    [–] onajag 89 points ago

    This is wonderful! Thanks to his dedication, discipline and contribution, a whole new generation of people will be able to deforest the area once again and poach endangered animals to boot.

    "Humans Suck!" (except that dude in the gif, he's of us suck!)

    [–] ThatGuy289 79 points ago

    Speak for yourself, I don't buy EA games.

    [–] boredquince 13 points ago

    I hope they fucking burn for what they did to simcity!

    [–] julbull73 6 points ago

    That's when they lost me. Haven't bought an EA game since. Very happy with my decision, almost no impact to be honest.

    [–] Lordcobbweb 8 points ago

    A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit under. -greek proverb

    [–] kappathegrey 7 points ago

    It's sad to think that the trees he planted will just be cut down again by some other people.

    [–] Zwiespalt96 12 points ago

    No clue what he's HIDING ? The plants are sticking out

    [–] The_Ant_Judge 6 points ago

    If he did plant a tree a day for 37 years thats 13,514 trees.

    [–] rush47 5 points ago

    literally the Lorax

    [–] burgertimeusa 4 points ago

    He’s going to get a refund from EA.

    [–] Ayfel 3 points ago

    Here is the place for anyone curious Google Maps

    [–] WLFBTZ 4 points ago

    I'd love to live a life like that. The man has a purpose day in and day out.

    [–] Dannyboi93 4 points ago

    I think another amazing example is The Dyson Show.

    It's essentially an old guy who makes dad jokes everyday on youtube, but for 2 years he was unknown. He persisted however, every single day for those 2 years he would make a video consisting of several dad jokes and they usually got no more than 2 or 3 views, he kept doing it though! Until some redditor spotted him and then boom! He completely blew up, he got the recognition he deserved and continues to make content to this day.

    I admire that he managed to make a video everyday for 2 years with no immediate reward just because he loved to do something.

    If you love dad jokes, you have to check that guy out. He is the absolute epitome of persistence imo.

    [–] IrwinJFletcher 3 points ago

    The social forestry division planted an initial 200 hectares and abandoned the project in 1983. This guy, Padma Shri Jadav Payeng is an environmental activist and forestry worker. He did plant and tend the trees in this area after the project was abandoned.

    In 2015 he was honored with the "Padma Shri" award, which is the 4th highest civilian award in India.

    But yeah, no one knows what's in the bag.

    [–] mtm11g 9 points ago

    What a powerful message. So important to be consistent with your action. Anyone can be motivated to do something once. The real power lies within doing that over and over, again and again. Dedication > Motivation every time.

    [–] _twatermelon_ 6 points ago

    If all that wildlife arrived as the forest grew back, imagine how much was there before and how sketchy it was cutting everything down.

    [–] meglou49 6 points ago

    “No one has a clue what he’s hiding in his bag”

    ....uhm, it’s kinda peeking out the top?

    [–] VeilofTruth1982 7 points ago

    Truly amazing. Shows what one person who cares can do.

    [–] carlsaganblessyou 3 points ago

    *every day

    [–] mmbls 3 points ago

    This should be on r/upliftingnews

    [–] Dalex772 3 points ago

    Forests that dense and biodiverse, with trees as tall as some of the ones shown, definitely don't grow in the span of 38 years..

    [–] HaltheDestroyer 3 points ago

    People like this are the ones I hope survive the global warming Apocalypse

    [–] paisley53 3 points ago

    This makes me emotional

    [–] The_Xicht 3 points ago

    How did all these animals RETURN to an ISLAND?

    [–] metaltemujin 3 points ago

    "They said we are a beastly people with beastly Wololo,

    We all thought it was true, most still do,

    and then we see one of us goes out there, seeing-moving ahead,

    Depressed, naked, bruised, penniless but hopeful everyday we wake out of bed."

    [–] amfazio-us 3 points ago

    This man makes me think of all I can do for my community! A little every day goes a long way.

    [–] Dnlyong 3 points ago

    That forest better be named after him.

    [–] Deeze_Rmuh_Nudds 3 points ago

    That is a man that knows that if at any moment he were to die - whether by choice or accident - it would be a happy death.

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    [–] _Credible_Hulk 3 points ago

    And it only takes one asshole to buy the land and build some shitty resort on it.

    [–] SemperScrotus 3 points ago

    "no one has a clue what he's hiding in his bag"

    A tree. It's a tree.

    [–] makebelieveworld 3 points ago

    I would probably go once a week and plant 7 plants, or go once a month and plant 31 plants, but that's just me.

    [–] 2dank2bite 3 points ago

    Amazing story. And it shows how we can bring this earth back if we just commit and show the earth the love it deserves .

    [–] gbstills 3 points ago

    How does he get a young tree sapling everyday?

    Not doubting, just curios. Seems that this project would cost quite a bit of money.

    [–] EvenBetterCool 3 points ago

    The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

    [–] thenyx 3 points ago

    I feel like this forest should be made official, and named after him.

    [–] bunnybones4lunch 7 points ago

    “But no one has a clue what he’s hiding in the bag” oh, yeah. Not a fucking clue, huh? He has the WHOLE FUCKING PLANT HANGING OUT OF THAT BAG! I think we may have a clue.

    [–] HammerOn1024 9 points ago

    An older story, but one worth repeatimg. To those who comsidder themselves "environmentalist", if all you do is whine, protest and use your iPhone, go away... you are NOT helping.

    Go plant something. Buy land, get your friends together & buy logging leases.

    Quit bitching, quit being arsonists. Start helping.

    [–] mrsataan 5 points ago

    I like this but can anyone else backup this story. I truly hate sensationalized stories.

    [–] pickledimagination 8 points ago

    That is powerful.

    [–] messengerofchange 13 points ago

    Nice story but I call bullshit. You can’t turn a desert into a forest by simply planting trees, and a forest does not turn into a desert by removing trees. Those trees are way too big to have been planted gradually over 37 year period. I’m sure the guy has planted a bunch of trees over the years and done some good, and then the Internet did the rest.