08 Mar '18, 10pm

Women are marrying trees in Mexico

Women are marrying trees in Mexico

Activists in Oaxaca donned gowns and veils before saying "I do" to their leafy loves. And you thought we were treehuggers? A group of women in San Jacinto Amilpas, Mexico took to the trees in a mass marriage ceremony recently to declare their undying devotion to their arboreal amors. But no, this wasn't a statement on modern love, it was part of an event called Marry a Tree, and it is helping to raise awareness about illegal logging and deforestation in the state of Oaxaca. “Marrying a tree is a way of protesting, to say that we need to stop exterminating Mother Earth every day, every minute, every second,” tree bride Dolores Leycigi says. “I thought it was very interesting that we have a commitment, not only with this tree, but with all of nature,” says another tree bride, Andrea Tanat. “I thought about how much we’ve already damaged nature, so I decided to come and get m...

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