that the UN has designated 2011 as the International Year of Forests?
If you were unaware of the International Year of Forests, like me, here is information from the website:
The International Year of Forests 2011 celebrates the central role of people in the sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of our world’s forests…forests provide shelter to people and habitat to biodiversity; are a source of food, medicine and clean water; and play a vital role in maintaining a stable global climate and environment. All of these elements taken together reinforce the message that forests are vital to the survival and well being of people everywhere, all 7 billion of us.
You can learn more by clicking on the International Year of Forests 2011 image or one of the links. It is a nice way to honor that which gives us so much in return and important for helping remind us all how much we need our forests.