05 Jun '11, 2pm

World Environment Day 2011: First Impressions & Second Chances in India

felt like my first day in high school--minus the braces and far less acne. Today felt something like an orientation about deforestation specifically in India and what's being done to stop it, or at least what should be done. The UN General Assembly declared 2011as the International Year of Forests (IYF). The declaration serves as a call to action to preserve and protect our forests as well as a rise of awareness of the importance of forests in our economy. With the advance in technology today, many of us forget how so many of our mundane everyday decisions directly affect the health of our forests. Technology, however, does not excuse us from our relationship to nature. I don't care how single you are!

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