Reclaiming Land with Locals: China
The Loess Plateau that stretches across northern China is choked up with yellow soil, but was once covered in thick forest. A Japanese has spent 26 years planting trees and bringing back those forests. Since 1992, 70-year-old Kunio Takami has raised donations from Japanese citizens and organizations to plant trees with the local residents of Datong. He overcame painful local history of the Sino-Japanese war to help bring prosperity to poor villages. Discover his efforts and this ongoing project.