Yes, the government should take more active measures in promoting environmental conservation. The state of the environment is very important and it is one of the government's jobs to protect it. The government is responsible for protecting the environment because it is for everyone in the country and not just one person.
A state in India has made worldwide news recently after it planted 50 million trees. This should not really be news, this should be an everyday occurrance. Trees are our main source of oxygen, which we need to survive. The fact that most countries do not replenish the trees when they are cut down for wood is, in my opinion, ridiculous.
Yes, planting 50 million trees along the length of the highway improves air quality, and beautifies the land. The tree planting initiative provides jobs for many young people in India. It is an excellent way to educate young people on the benefits of environmental conservation. Other countries may follow India's example, as the India tree planting program seems to be a great success. In order to work, there needs to be a large-scale effort, It's one way nations with a high population and pollution problems can better the situation.
No government should take any active measures to promote environmental conservation. Under no circumstances should tax payer dollars be funneled into things that are not mentioned in the United States Constitution. While I agree that conservation is a noble cause, it is something that should be privately funded and tax payers should not be expected to foot the bill.