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Interest: Conservation

Purpose: Educate

About an hour

Trees store lots of carbon and the forest soils on which they grow also harbour vast amounts themselves. When forests die – either through fire and drought, or when we people clear them – all that carbon is released back into the atmosphere. That’s not good. In fact, it is worse.

Trees are no longer there to take it back out again; it’s bad news on bad. What can be done? Yes, you can sign petitions. You can stop buying foods that have a deforestation footprint. And you might even protest and throw yourself in front of a bulldozer somewhere in the world. That’s what people do. But it seems that few of these approaches are making much headway.

So what can we do to make a difference?

- Experience the sun glinting from high above onto a young green leaf on the forest floor below.

- Smell the scent of a forest after rainfall.

- Hold the hand of a loved one in the cool under the cathedral spires.

https://lenews.ch/2019/02/07/the-best-way-to-save-forests-according-to-a-forester/

Source and Photo Credit: Scott Poynton

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