Celebrating our forests on Earth Day
22 April 2022 News
On this 22 April, we are celebrating International Mother Earth Day, highlighting our collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature.
We need to balance economic, social and environmental needs of the present and future generations, and we need our forests to achieve this.
They are home to 80% of terrestrial biodiversity, provide food, shelter and employment for millions of people, and help us mitigate climate change.
Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate this vital natural resource each year and take action to preserve it.
Invest in our planet – Invest in our forests
This year’s theme for Earth Day is #InvestInOurPlanet, and we can all play our part. As forests continue to be turned into agricultural land, we need to take action for them too.
By choosing products from sustainably managed forests, we can give them value, and can help ensure they will be around in the future.
Through a series of videos, we highlight the importance of forests for animals, people and our planet, and explain what each of us can do to safeguard them.
The PEFC Photo Contest is back!
Earth Day also marks the beginning of our 2022 Experience Forests, Experience PEFC Photo Contest. 13 of our members are calling on professional and amateur photographers to enter their best forest photos.
Taking part is easy: head to www.pefc.photo to see if the contest is running in your country. Publish your best forest photo on Instagram using your country’s hashtag and win amazing prizes.
The best photos from the national contests will enter the international contest for the chance to become the 2022 PEFC Photographer of the Year.
We are looking forward to seeing your stunning photos!