Celebrate International Day of Forests today

International Day of the Forest poster

A view of the Amazon rainforest, photo by Violeta Villacorta

What better way to celebrate the magnificence of trees! They help protect the earth, clean its air and give homes to so many of Nature’s creatures.  International Day of Forests, a global celebration designated by  the United Nations General Assembly, is meant to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests.

With so many of our forests in jeopardy – including from clear-cutting, warming temperatures and devastating insect infestations – it’s important to recognize how vital forests are to our well-being. If you haven’t had a chance to get out in nature recently, give yourself the gift of visiting a forest soon. It’s the kind of celebration that can renew the spirit and bring relief from the day-to-day pressures of living.

And consider doing something good for those who call the rainforest home by supporting incredibly talented women artisans and their beautiful wearable art. It’s a great gift that gives both ways.

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