Memories of the forest….
….. falling asleep in a bed of soft pine needles under the sinking sun
….. trekking gorillas in the highlands of Uganda
….. awestruck at the majesty of the mighty California redwoods
….. swinging on vines as a kid in the Maryland woods near home
These personal reflections were the beginning of a two-day workshop about the universal appeal of nature, conservation and the power of the world’s forests to combat climate change. UPS sponsored the event that included employees, customers and three non-profit organizations.
The workshop, conducted by the environmental research group Earthwatch Institute, gave participants the opportunity to learn about the science of climate change, to experience field research, and to share best practices about how corporations can help mitigate their environmental impact by supporting forestry projects. Participants met at the Gault Nature Reserve in Mont-Saint-Hilaire Quebec.