Reception To Celebrate "International Year of Forests"

WOUB Public Media
Nov 10 2011

By WOUB Staff Writer

It's currently the International Year of Forests and one area organization is working to maintain forests and the jobs which depend on them.

The National Network of Forest Practitioners is hosting a reception tonight which will show the forest through photographs.

The Executive Director of the Practitioners, Colin M. Donahue, was a guest on WOUB TV's Newswatch last night and he says the event is more of a celebration than a convention.

"It's a time to celebrate the work of the people in the land, photographers, the year of the forest photographer and other folks who we've worked with. It's an exhibit of photographs from around the country and it's an opportunity just to get together and celebrate forests," says Donahue.

Donahue says the issue of protecting forests is currently a pressing one.

See Who Celebrated the Year of Forests


Campaign Highlights

  • The official U.S. celebration of IYOF, “Celebrate Forests. Celebrate Life.” launched on March 1, 2011 in DC.
  • 115 events were held in 34 states and 1 territory.
  • Two states and one town made official IYOF proclamations.
  • First Annual National Walk in the Woods Day was held on May 21, 2011.
  • IYOF Photography Fellow visits 6 states and is documented in Huffington Post and Grist.
  • UNEP and UN Ambassador Don Cheadle creates "Supporting Forests" PSA.

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