Planting Positivity – Hats Off, Masks On to India – #WATWB

When searching for Good News for July’s We Are The World Blogfest (#WATWB), this story from India touched my heart. What an amazing display of ecological consciousness and effort, combined with deep-hearted giving and safe Covid 19 practices.

Not only are 2 million people planting 20 million trees over an area bigger than Texas and New Mexico combined, they’re supporting the United Nations’ sustainability goals, which include targeting 2030 as the deadline for solving the world’s largest problems.

You can check out the inspirational story linked below. 

We Are The World Blogfest - In Darkness, Be Light

At the end of each month, we bloggers are given an opportunity to post good news, offering an antidote to bad news in our feeds. The talented co-hosts for this month are: Susan Scott, Peter Nena, Shilpa Garg, Inderpreet Kaur Uppal, and Eric Lahti. Please check out the blogs and say hello.

Lizbeth Hartz is the author of the true crime, true love memoir Angel Hero, Murder in Hawaii, A True Story. Get it on Amazon or sign up to read the 1st chapter free.


  1. susan scott on August 1, 2020 at 7:42 am

    a wonderful initiative Lizbeth and heartening to see that eco-consciousness is rising. Hopefully they’ll be indigenous trees which will have a ripple effect on bringing back birds bees & butterflies. Thank you for this lovely post for #Watwb 🙂 Have a lovely weekend.

    • Lizbeth Hartz on August 1, 2020 at 6:09 pm

      I agree, Susan, very heartening that India and other countries, too, are taking action to help the environment. I couldn’t find out if they are indigenous trees but did find out they are planting “ornamental & fruit saplings”, so imagine there will be flowering fruit trees before long. Loved that phrase, “bringing back birds bees & butterflies.” Thanks for commenting 🙂 Wishing you a lovely weekend, too!

  2. Damyanti on August 1, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Love the initiative. It brings hope too. Thank you for sharing.

    • Lizbeth Hartz on August 1, 2020 at 6:17 pm

      Thanks for commenting, Damyanti. I love the initiative and the hope it brings, too. Thanks for commenting and co-starting this wonderful initiative #WATWB.

  3. Mary J Giese on August 1, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    I love this Lizbeth. I would love to see a follow-up in 5-10 years to see how the trees are growing and what effect it has on the landscape and climate. Thanks for sharing!

    • Lizbeth Hartz on August 1, 2020 at 6:14 pm

      I’m with you, Mary; I hope there’s an update some years down the road, and that such efforts make a huge difference in helping Mother Earth and us. Thanks for commenting and wishing you a lovely weekend:)

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