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September 10, 2020 | National Forest Week: “Healthy Forests, Healthy Future

Stewart Muir is founder and executive director of the Resource Works Society, a Vancouver-based group open to participation by British Columbians from all walks of life who are concerned about their future economic opportunities. He is an author, journalist and historian with experience on three continents including a financial editor of The Vancouver Sun responsible for mining and markets coverage. Since Resource Works was established in 2014, the group has gained international recognition for its practical approach to the public challenges of responsible natural resource development and use.

British Columbia municipalities including Prince George are declaring National Forest Week Sept. 20-26 locally as the commemoration celebrates 100 years.

20200219-CIF-National-Forest-Week-Campaign-Twitter-Banner.jpgResource Works is partnering with the Canadian Institute of Forestry / Institut forestier du Canada to support British Columbia forest communities in marking National Forest Week, Sept. 20-26.

Prince George was among the first municipalities to adopt a declaration declaring the city’s participation.

2020 marks the centennial anniversary of this national campaign led by the CIF-IFC. The one-week campaign that takes place the last week of September each year challenges Canadians across the country to learn more about the forest sector and its significance to Canada’s culture, history, and future, while also supporting a greater recognition of forests as a valuable, renewable and green resource.

This year’s theme is “Healthy Forests, Healthy Future”, focusing on the importance of safeguarding the health of Canada’s forests as a critical nature-based solution to mitigate climate change. Forestry communities understand that a healthy forest can mean family-supporting incomes for forestry workers, manufacturing companies and others in the forestry supply chain, opportunities for small, locally-owned businesses and economic development for Indigenous communities.

Participating in #NationalForestWeek can be as simple as declaring National Forest Week in a community, sharing posts and graphics on social media created by CIF-IFC and using the hashtag #NationalForestWeek.

Resource Works will also be sharing stories about working forests and forestry communities throughout the week.

There is also a photo contest, see details here.

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September 10th, 2020

Posted In: Resource Works

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