The International Day of Forests

Forests, and the wood they provide, are very important in many areas of our lives. Watch this video to find out more.

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Wood helps provide millions of people with clean and safe drinking water, cook food and build shelter. But wood can do even more. 

Wood can build skyscrapers and replace plastic. With advances in science, wood is changing how we see the world, how we dress and how we move in more climate-friendly ways. 

Through nanotechnology, wood can help us heal and find new cures. Wood is even taking us to space. 

When forests are managed sustainably, wood is a renewable resource. 

Choose sustainable wood for people and the planet.

© Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


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Submitted by Daniele Lins Vieitos on Sun, 21/05/2023 - 23:51


They can provide us with both important renewable resources and climate regulation.

Submitted by Osamah102 on Sun, 21/05/2023 - 20:15


In my opinion this video is helping people to understand how wood or forests are value for us and give us clear ideas about what we can do by wood

Submitted by birdy69 on Mon, 15/05/2023 - 12:58


In my opinion humans face the deforestation offsetting their efforts to preserve forests. The only way to keep the earth, the same meaning of human surval, is to improve the climate environment more efficiently than the past.

Submitted by SAJJAD54321 on Fri, 12/05/2023 - 18:13


In my opinion,forests played a crucial role on our daily life and the ecosystem we are living.Forests provide us oxygen ,which is a very neccessary our existence and other creatures in the earth.Overall,without forest naturall habitate and human survival is impossible.

Submitted by a1m-23b5b5 on Sat, 29/04/2023 - 22:30


That video helped me to realize that not only the forests is important to human beings, but truly the hole earth is our home!!!!

Submitted by nevbus on Thu, 13/04/2023 - 10:05


Forests are more important than the video has mentioned. They don't just provide wood, they provide us oxygen which is the most crucial element to breathe. They are home to animals. They have a wide variety of foods for people. And a lot of things we don't know ...

Submitted by nevbus on Thu, 13/04/2023 - 09:52


I haven't known that wood is renewable energy until I watched this video. I was thinking that trees are perishing, that's why woods can't be a renewable energy source.

Submitted by Nadbuc on Wed, 12/04/2023 - 20:55


Forests are important becouse we cannot live without its. They permise us to breath.

Submitted by tandytl on Sun, 09/04/2023 - 22:26


The reality is that the human is a poor spirit, that was come to the earth to destroy it.