Celebrate forests and water

| March 16, 2020

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March 21 is the International Day of Forests. This year, the day promotes education to “Learn to Love Forests.” March 22 is World Water Day, and this year’s theme is water and climate change, and how the two are inextricably linked.

Forests are part of our lives in many ways. They provide food, shelter, firewood, material for buildings, and are important ecosystems. Trees are also vital to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about the importance of forests on the UN website: https://www.un.org/en/events/forestsday/index.shtml

Water is also integral to life, and is closely linked to climate change. As the climate changes, it impacts water, sanitation, and health. Effective water management and water-based ecosystems like wetlands can reduce greenhouse gases as well. Learn more on the World Water Day website: https://www.worldwaterday.org/ You can share their key messages as radio spots.

Read our March theme pack of radio resources for backgrounders, interview scripts, drama scripts, radio spots, and Farmer stories on trees, forests, water, and irrigation. http://scripts.farmradio.fm/radio-resource-packs/theme-packs-2020/talking-trees-water/