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MAY 21, 2015

This amazing village in India plants 111 trees every time a girl is born

by Chelsea White

Every culture has its own traditions surrounding the birth of a child, but this one might be my favorite.

In a country that historically favors the birth of a son, Piplantri village in India has created a new tradition that not only celebrates the birth of a daughter, but also benefits the community and the planet. You see, every time a girl is born they plant 111 trees. That’s right, 111 trees!

This eco-conscious tradition was started by a former village leader when his own daughter passed away at an early age. Since then over a quarter of a million trees have been planted, ensuring that with each new generation the future gets a little greener.

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As part of the tradition in Piplantri, the village also creates a “trust”. With contributions…

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