Roosevelt referred to them as “the Earth’s lungs”. They inspired Robert Frost and millions of poets, and Sting is trying to rescue them. We’re discussing woods. Celebrities aren’t the only ones that have a deep bond with them. We’re all guilty. A simple walk in the woods may both relax and energise our senses. Indeed, forests are so important to our planet’s future that the United Nations designated March 21 as International Day of Forests. For many years, this incredible worldwide festival has raised awareness about the importance of forests all across the world. They are one of our most valuable natural resources, and we must conserve and safeguard them.
TIMELINE OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS
World Forestry Day is established in November 1971
The “States members” vote to create “World Forestry Day” on March 21 of each year during the 16th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Conference.
The Year of Forests in 2011
The United Nations General Assembly declares the International Year of Forests.
28th of November, 2012
United Nations appoints The 21st of March
The United Nations adopts a resolution designating March 21 as International Day of Forests.
The First International Day of Forests was observed in 2013
For the first time, the entire world commemorates this significant Earth Day.
HOW TO CELEBRATE THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS
Start a victory garden or plant a tree
Go ahead and try! Make an effort to make your city a little greener. Even purchasing a little plant for your house counts!
Hike in the woods or at a state park
There has never been a better time to get outside, connect with nature, and chase away the winter blues than now, because spring has just begun.
Create a leaf scrapbook
A fun activity for the whole family. Scrapbooking and collecting fascinating facts are excellent ways to teach youngsters about the various types of trees and their significance.
WHY IS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS IMPORTANT?
Forests are the Earth’s lungs
Forests are like big, green sponges all across the world, through which our planet breathes. Trees and plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the atmosphere, thereby purifying the air.
The world requires wood
Not just for building, paper, and furniture. As the world’s population expands, so does the demand for energy. Wood now accounts for around 45 percent of the world’s renewable energy source. Encouraging and upgrading this business can aid in the development of innovative and sustainable methods of producing bioenergy.
A healthy forest implies a healthy ecosystem
Forests store carbon, which helps to avoid global warming. They help to manage the water cycle, moderate the climate, control air temperatures, protect watershed regions, and enrich the soil. And that’s not the only thing woods provide for the environment!