Forests are part of a renewable supply chain for products we use every day, reducing our reliance on non-renewable and less sustainable materials like plastic. Renewable forest products are also part of a circular economy that minimizes the depletion of non-renewable resources.
Forests are renewable. They are reliable, regenerative, and restorative. Forests sustain communities and economies by supporting diverse career opportunities and driving economic activity. Providing recreational spaces and sustaining traditional resource uses and places for spiritual renewal are yet other areas where forests play an outsized role.
The framework offers suggestions to explore the following “Hot Topics,” which all relate to current events reliant on environmental concepts, organized by age and grade level:
- Public health
- Climate change
- Urban forests
- Green jobs