2011 is the International Year of the Forests. Do you want to find out more about how important forests are for our future? Are you interested in getting involved in YEE's events to commemorate the Year of the Forests? Well, check out this webpage to discover more about YEE's international information and education campaign - Caring for the future? Caring for the forest!
The United Nations has designated 2011 the International Year of the Forests. Living in a safe and healthy environment is an important human right, and forests play a crucial role in maintaining a clean environment. Unfortunately, not everyone realises their importance and forests are being destroyed at an alarming rate in many countries. It's for this reason YEE and its member organisations are organising a forest campaign during the summer and autumn of 2011 which will happen in 6 European countries.
The campaign is being coordinated by a group of young people from each of the participating countries - Albania, Czech Republic, Finland, Portugal, Russia and the United Kingdom.
Through our campaign we aim to show the vital role that forests play in maintaining the stability of our climate, preserving biodiversity and offering us a healthy and enriching environment. With our activities we also want to show young people how they can care for their local forests, and why protecting forests worldwide is so important.
This webpage is the home of the online part of our campaign. We will be updating it regularly so that you can access to the most up-to-date information about what we are doing - you will find information about the evolution of the campaign, about the different local activities taking place in each country, and lots of information about forests worldwide and how to protect them.
Help us to care for the future by caring for the forest!