Sikhs are some of the best, most decent human beings I have ever met. This news doesn’t surprise me.
Good on them. Trees are the answer.
Earth once had 3 trillion trees, now just 1 trillion.
Bringing the count back up by a trillion would provide fundamental benefits such as carbon capture, air and water filtration and habitat for endangered species.
For our own sake the term Earthling should be synonymous with Forest Steward.
First off, it’s always great to see groups working to do good in the world.
Now, to my fellow redditors. At the time of this reading there are about 12 comments here and 10 of them are something along the lines of “instead they should have…” or “this isn’t the answer, X is…” or even “they better also be doing…” to which I very kindly and with most cordially due respect invite them to eff right off.
This is great, but like many similar efforts, the problem is keeping the trees alive not planting them in the first place. I stopped giving to carbon offset programs in part because I read up that they all report the trees they planted but that there’s no plan in place to even make sure the trees get to adulthood. For example, trees need water, but no NGO gets praised for watering trees only for planting trees. So there’s no accountability and maybe this actually increases carbon (shipping the baby trees, driving them out somewhere, only to have them die after their first year).
Sikhs kick ass, even though they could slash ass with that sword of theirs.