30 Apr 2020
DATE: 3 Apr 2018
According to the Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO UN), this year’s International Forest Day theme is “Forest and Sustainable Cities”. Sustainable cities is how Urban Forestry and green open space (RTH) are very important for the lives of urban communities because they have a variety of functions, both in terms of ecology, economics, and health.
Therefore, the KEHATI Foundation’s Biodiversity Warriors in collaboration with SD Semut-Semut The Natural School, held an International Forest Day event titled “Forest and Sustainable Cities” on Thursday (3/22) yesterday.
KEHATI Foundation’s Educational & Outreach Staff Ahmad Baihaqi revealed that the commemoration of the International Forest Day was held with SD Semut-Semut The Natural School with the main activity was a training on hydroponics production.
“We invite dozens of SD Semut-Semut The Natural School to reuse plastic bottles as a container for planting,” said Abay, Ahmad Baihaqi’s nickname, who is also listed as a student at the National University’s Biology Master Program.
Coordinator of the Biodiversity Warriors KEHATI Foundation, Nadia Putri Rachma explained that green space is not only needed in the area of residences or in city centres, but it can also exist in school yard area. In line with the theme of this year’s International Forest Day.
International Forest Day is a form of commemoration for community awareness of the goal of forestry and its conservation efforts.
Based on the UN resolution on 28 November 2012, International Forest Day is very closely related to climate change which is celebrated every 21 March.
“We warmly welcome the commemoration of this International Forest Day, as one of the early step to educate people about the utilization of plastic bottles as a container for planting,” said Sevira Rosana, one of the teachers at SD Semut-Semut The Natural School.