The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.
The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests. The theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy.
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To celebrate the International Day of Forests and this year’s theme, FAO is encouraging you to get out into your local forest – or park, if you live in a city – and make a short video of yourself (or with your friends) telling us how the forest energizes you. Learn more about their video campaign here.