Year of Forests

2011 is the International Year of Forests.

What does this mean?

  • Are we going to cut fewer trees this year? That would be nice.
  • Are we going to fine companies this year that cut more trees than they replace?
  • Are we going to make sure that governments around the World will enforce sustainable forests management? Do people know what sustainable forest management means?
  • What does Year of Forests mean for BC? Can we get rid of the Liberal government – probably the most anti-environmental party ever ruled BC?
  • How many trees are we going to plant this year?
  • Can we make every citizen of this planet to plant a tree this year? That would be at least 6 billion trees!

I am just hoping that this isn’t going to be a year of the … fill in the blank. What happened in previous years during the Year of the …. ? Did we achieve anything? Can we make sure that we will achieve something this year?

Let me remind you of this:

If you want to plan 1 year ahead, sew seeds,
If you want to plan 10 years ahead, plant trees,
If you want to plan 100 years ahead, educate people.

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