Today is #InternationalDayofForests. We all know that forests help fight climate change and support our well-being when we are able to take a walk among the trees and commune with nature.
Did you know?
- Forests are home to about 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, with more that 60,000 tree species.
- Around 1.6 billion people depend directly on forests for food, shelter, energy, medicines and income.
- The world is losing 10 million hectares of forest each year – about the size of Iceland!
Take some time to walk one of the many trails in Mississauga and appreciate the beauty and necessity of forests around the world.
Join or start a tree planting initiative!
Together we can preserve these precious resources!