World Forestry Day or International Day of Forests, is celebrated around the world every year on March 21st. Each year, this day raises awareness of the importance of all types of woodlands and forestry and celebrates its value, sustainability, and protection it provides us.
HISTORY OF WORLD FORESTRY DAY
World Forestry Day 2019 will be celebrated on Thursday, March 21st.
This day was founded by the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012. World Forestry Day was created to increase public awareness among community members about the significance and the contributions of our earth’s forests in balancing our life cycle. Every year, events take place on this day to celebrate the importance of all types of forestry.
Forests are not only pretty to look at, but they are also an essential element to life on earth. Like other types of agriculture, forestry is a valuable resource. World Forestry Day is a great reminder to the public that forests are an essential source for raw materials, employment, and a large contributor in making a healthy, sustainable environment. Forest trees provide lumber for building and wood is used to make a variety of products such as furniture, containers, and paper. Forests are also associated directly or indirectly to several types of jobs. There are millions of people employed in forestry-related positions all over the world. Lastly, forests filter large amounts of water and air which flow through them. This filtering action helps trap pollutants and remove them from continued circulation. These crucial benefits are a large part of why World Forestry Day was established.
HOW WORLD FORESTRY DAY IS CELEBRATED
Celebrating World Forestry Day provides us with an opportunity to learn more about our forest’s contributions to maintaining the well-being of people and animals. This holiday is about appreciating what forests provide for our communities. It can be celebrated by visiting local or national forests, planting trees, educating people about the importance of trees and forests or by simply enjoying a nice hike. It’s also a good day to reflect on your personal use of paper products and learn how to become less wasteful and more eco-friendly in your daily activities.
This year, take the time to educate yourself on the importance of our world’s forests. Plant a tree with XX, choose to go paperless for your party invitations and raise awareness on the practice of sustainability in your community. Every small act helps our environment!