BCGEU celebrates National Forest Week: Sept. 23-29, 2018 - BCGEU | National Union of Public and General Employees

BCGEU celebrates National Forest Week: Sept. 23-29, 2018 - BCGEU

Forests are fundamental to our economy, culture, traditions and history — and to our future. Canadians depend on forests for our livelihood and lifestyle.

Vancouver (25 Sept. 2018) — Each year National Forest Week (NFW) is celebrated by individual citizens, governments and non-governmental organizations across Canada. 

Learn about Canada's forest heritage and this valuable resource

In 1920, Forest Fire Prevention Week was established with the intention to encourage greater public awareness of Canada’s forests. In 1967, the name was changed to National Forest Week, and the focus was expanded to encompass the variety of human and environmental qualities of Canada's forest resources. 

While special activities are promoted across Canada, National Forest Week remains foremost as a challenge to Canadians, to learn more about our forest heritage and to foster greater recognition of this valuable primary resource.

Forests are fundamental to our economy, culture, traditions and history — and to our future. Canadians depend on forests for our livelihood and lifestyle.

Petawawa Research Forest named as Forest Capital of Canada 2018

Canada's Research Forests are living laboratories — places to learn, teach, experiment and explore. Forest research expands our knowledge of climate change, biodiversity, and forest management. Research forests build a greener future by maintaining healthy, vibrant, and productive forests across Canada.

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Petawawa Research Forest, the oldest research forest in Canada, located in Chalk River, Ontario. It has been named Forest Capital of Canada for 2017–2019.


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The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. — NUPGE

 

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