On May 16, 2015, some 45,000 Ecuadorians came out of their homes to plant 647,250 trees to set the world record for most trees planted in one day.
The agenda was put forward as a reforestation project in which this humongous amount of trees was planted at 5000 acres of land near Catequilla. Ecuador bagged this record from Philippines, who previously held the record.
Ecuador targets to conserve and restore more land than it deforests in the region between 2008 and 2017, which is why not only did the project create a world record, it brought Ecuador brimming close to its national target.
Reforestation is a top priority for environmentalists today. More trees means more oxygen, and lesser carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (any elementary student can explain why, but the concept is rarely realized in its true weight). The epoch of climate change can be delayed by reforestation initiatives like Ecuador’s.