Poverty, people, planet: Global Sustainable Development Goals

Poverty, people, planet: Global Sustainable Development Goals

by The Daily Eye Team February 16 2015, 2:32 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 38 secs

Trees, and the seeds from which they emerge, are and have often been a strong symbol of sustainability. In fact, trees which bore witness to the presence of the great sages of history still stand strong and proud today, now sacred destinations: Krishna and the tamarind tree in Imli Tala, India; Patriarch Abraham and the Kermes Oak Trees in the Golan Heights; Prophet Moses and the Burning Bush in the Sinai, Egypt; Confucius in the Forest, Qufu, China; Buddha and the Bodhi Tree; Jesus Christ amid the olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane; and Prophet Mohammad with the Blessed Tree, Jordan. Confucius claimed “the best time to plant a tree is 10 years ago. The second best time is now.”

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