SGI-Costa Rica Members Participate in Tree-Planting
Costa Rica is considered to be one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world for its incredible wealth of plants and animals found in the rain forest. The national government has initiated numerous innovative programs to promote sustainable development. In 2007, the country oversaw the planting of five million trees, in part to combat climate change.
On May 11, 2008, SGI-Costa Rica members participated in a tree-planting project in a village in Turrialba, 65 km east of the capital, San José. Some 80 SGI-Costa Rica members planted 280 trees, together with environmental preservation groups based in San JosÃ©.
[Adapted from an article in the June 6, 2008 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]