International Day of Forests

Yesterday was International Day of Forests. A day that the UN proclaimed to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forest. The theme this year was “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and wellbeing”.

How many of us actually make a connection between the forest and the piece of paper sitting next to us, our desk, our breakfast or the glass of water that we have just swallowed?

Beyond this superficial level, forests are working hard to cool the air and remove pollutants, they (sadly) are still a key source of energy, they stand up against biodiversity loss, and act as life insurance and the main food sources for many of the world’s poorest people – but they are in-fact a major source for us all: nuts, fruits, seeds, spices, medicines, skincare, supplements.
Careful, sustainable management and restoration is not only key to combating climate change but also provides opportunities to support communities with economic openings therefore improving well-being and the quality of the lives of the people; “forests play a crucial role in poverty alleviation and in the achievement of the sustainable development goals”.

“Every Tree Counts” – every time we plant a tree, we make an impact, giving a chance of better health and well-being for us and for future generations. Creating a better quality of the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we consume.

At Pure Resourcing, we are proud to do our bit and some of our smaller members have enjoyed tree planting as part of an attempting to make a better world.

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