In May, I wrote a post called They Touched My Heart. One of the videos in that post was the story of Jadav Payeng, who at 17 started planting trees on a barren sandbar in India. Since that time a documentary about him was produced by Will McMaster. It is both beautiful and inspiring. To me, Jadav’s work is a good example of the difference one person can make.
The description that goes with the video says:
It has been said that the single most powerful thing one can do to combat climate change and promote peace is to plant a tree. Jadev Payeng has been doing just that since the 1970’s on the once-barren sandbar on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India. Over 40 years later, the forest he’s planted is now larger than New York City’s Central Park and is home to several thousand varieties of trees as well as an amazing diversity of wildlife, including rhino, elephants, and even tigers.