Kenya surprised its people with a sudden day off on November 13, asking everyone to join a big tree-planting effort against climate change. Minister Kithure Kindiki shared the news on social media, saying it’s our duty to help the country’s environment. Right now, Kenya’s forests cover only 7%, so the government is spending over $80 million this year to raise it to 10%. They plan to plant and care for 15 billion trees by 2032 under the Landscape and Ecosystem Restoration Program. This plan aims to fix more than 10 million hectares of damaged landscapes.It also helps with climate change effects in the Horn of Africa, especially the increasing droughts. The Kenyan Environment Ministry will provide tree seedlings to support this effort. Minister Roselinda Soipan Tuya wants all Kenyans to take part in this ‘hummingbird’ day for the environment. President William Ruto, who has been supporting this program since September 2022, earned praise, even from King Charles III, during his recent visit, showing how important planting 15 billion trees is for the world’s fight against climate change.