Have you ever heard of BHUTAN? It’s a tiny country of 800,000 people, sandwiched between India and China in the Himalayan mountains.
I arrived here in Bhutan just 2 days ago, and it has REALLY fascinated me in terms of cleanliness, friendliness and natural beauty.
Bhutan is unique. Bhutan is innovative. Bhutan takes great measures to protect their cultural identity and natural environment, which consists of 72% forest.
There are many other things that Bhutan does, which puts them in another league when compared to the rest of the world.
BHUTAN IS THE WORLD’S ONLY COUNTRY WHO:
– has banned the sale and consumption of tobacco
– absorbs more CO2 than it gives out, making them ‘carbon negative’
– largest export is renewable energy
– measures their country’s prosperity by happiness, not wealth
– can sentence you to life in prison for killing an endangered animal
Protecting their environment has had a positive correlation with the happiness of its people — Bhutan consistently ranks as the happiest country in Asia and top 10 in the world overall. Maybe the rest of the world should take Bhutan’s lead?
In this video, I did my best to sum up Bhutan in less than 4 minutes. This will be the first of 5 (possibly 6) videos on the country. Stay tuned to learn more!