Bhutan, located in Southern Asia, is bordered by Tibet Autonomous Region of China and India. This little country is the number one in the percentage of protected land in Asia. More than 60 percent of Bhutan is forested which makes Bhutan the only carbon negative country in the world.
Matthew F. Kirpo and his crew traveled to Bhutan to raise awareness of climate change and point out that there are still many conscious countries with many conscious people who fight against it. The weapon is called conservation.
When I go into the forest my body and my mind are at peace. It feels like meditation, even just walking.
Sonam Phuntsho is one of many Bhutan's forest caretakers who plant trees every day. Since 11 or 12 Sonam has planted about 100, 000 which is a lot of created oxygen for one human being. Now, he is 60.
Forest is not only a home to animals, box of oxygen, and a relaxation spot. It is also a source of food and water for many simple people. Everything comes from the forest.
The planting of trees is like religion for me. If the environment is good everything will thrive. In Bhutan, we are known for the conservation of our environment. And because we protect our forests. And we must protect our forest.
Bhutan, though caught between two highest-polluting countries of Asia, is making a huge effort to keep its current condition. Thank to climate change water is drying up and therefore, some places even have problems with drinking water.
If other big countries can work together, united, then climate change can be beaten.
Therefore, Sonam inspires little children to plant trees too. Bhutan needs to stay enviromentally conserved to encourage all countries across the globe to cultivate passion in doing such simple things as only planting trees. It has a purpose.
Apart from the obvious message, this video unveils the country's pure nature, its typical architecture and beautiful inhabitants of Bhutan. Colours of the outside are definitely reflecting what's on the inside. Bhutan, the country of honor.
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