Ilus Eesti, beautiful Estonia. My family's homeland. Estonia's countryside and people have an endearing gentleness about them which you fall in love with slowly and imperceptibly. I have nothing but respect and admiration for Estonians' courage and determination to survive despite centuries of repression, tyranny and foreign occupation. This blog showcases all the things I love about Estonia and seeks to enlighten readers about everything this unique country has to offer.
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Estonia Has the Cleanest Air in the World
In 2012 the World Health Organisation issued a global air quality ranking placing Estonia at the very top. Thanks to Estonia's dense forests which cover almost half of the country, the forests naturally absorb pollutants and purify the air. The forests are definitely "the lung of Estonia" which is why Estonians try to spend as much time in the countryside as they can. It's beautiful in so many ways. I feel proud knowing Estonia has the cleanest air in the world, it's just another thing that makes Estonia so great. Mauritius and Canada also have excellent air quality, they ranked second and third place on the list respectively.