Macedonians plant six million trees today
In Macedonia today, thousands of people volunteered to plant six million trees as part of a reforestation campaign in the Balkan country.
Macedonia has experienced many wild fires over the past two years and this is a way to help replant the forests at a time of global warming.
"Our goal is to make Macedonia "greener" and make people more aware of the needs of this planet," said Macedonian opera singer Boris Trajanov, who initiated the project.
Thousands of people were bused to the planting sites, including more than 1,000 soldiers who planted some 200,000 seedlings at 14 sites.
"Just as we take care of our homes, we should take care of our planet," said Silvana, boarding a bus with her two children. "We have no other place to live, that's why I'm going."
Trajanov told Reuters he hoped to spread the campaign across the whole Balkan region next year.
"If Macedonia, a country of two million people, can plant six million trees, we can only imagine how many trees can be planted in other, bigger countries," he said.