Mangaluru: APD Foundation in association with the state Forest Department is observing International Forest Day on March 21 at Tree Park Tannirbavi at 10:00 am. Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) and Antony Waste Handling Cell Pvt Ltd (AWHCPL) are the co-organizers of the programme. This is part of APD Foundation’s year long resolution to celebrate all the eco-friendly days.
The theme for 2018 is ‘Forests and Sustainable Cities’.
Hence APD team will promote ‘Trees over Hoardings’ concept to highlight the need to reverse the growing trend of trees being cut or felled to accommodate the rising numbers of advertisement hoardings in Mangalore city,” said Abdullah A Rehman, chief executive and founder of APD Foundation.
Students from a few colleges will participate in various activities organised by the team. All are welcome to participate and support the team and students in emphasizing the importance of forest conservation.
About International Day of Forest
Forests are one of nature’s great providers. A source of water and food security, they also give us everything from paper and medicine to renewable energy, low-tech air conditioning and air cleansers. They also protect and enrich biodiversity and are a major tool in the fight against climate change.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21, the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of woodlands and trees, and celebrate the ways in which they sustain and protect humans.