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This guy planted a forest with his bare hands!

Jadev Payeng, the forest man of India, noticed that the environment around him was changing.

Trees were dying, the river was flooding, animals were fleeing, and the land was disappearing. But instead of sitting back, watching it happen, he actually did something about it and created a huge change.

Today, the forest he started planting over 40 years ago is bigger than New York’s central park!

Jadev became a role model in his home country, we hope his story will inspire you as it did us. Because it’s up to each and every one of us to make a difference.



  • Patricia Faucher

    This is an amazing man. His story makes you realize that one person can make a huge difference. His story brings tears to your eyes..

  • Carol and Art

    We have already started our little forest in the suburbs. I am 81, so will not see it mature. Am not religious. but think Martin Luther had the right idea when he said, “Even if I knew for certain the world would end tomorrow, I would plant a tree today!

  • A.McKenna

    What an inspirational man . He is a credit to his country and his family by showing us that one person efforts can have a huge positive effect on nature and our planet. I hope he keeps up all his goid work and that what he has done shows others in his and other countries can improve their lives.

  • Laura Darden

    Wow!! This is amazing!

  • Petra

    I love this man, he made me cry by watching what he created.  He showes us, how important we are as individuals …ignorance isn't bliss anymore! 💜💜💜

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