On 25 September, join us for a global celebration of responsible forestry!
ABOUT FSC FRIDAY 2020
FSC Friday is an annual awareness day designed to increase knowledge, encourage commitment and raise appreciation for responsible forestry. This year, FSC Friday is on 25 September.
Our overall goal is to have more consumers buying and asking for FSC certified products, more forest management companies getting FSC certified, more organisations sourcing FSC certified materials and products, and more communities supporting responsible forestry.
Forests for All Together is our theme this year. We are celebrating the importance of bringing people together to responsibly care for forests – from environmentalists to big business, from Indigenous Peoples to communities and governments, from forest workers to careful consumers – it is essential that we all work together to care for our forests.
Show your support for FSC Friday 2020 on 25 September 2020! Everyone from consumers to communities and companies can participate.
Everyone can support FSC Friday by:
Social sharing – On September 25, and for the entire week leading up to FSC Friday, FSC will be sharing posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter showcasing how FSC brings people together to care for forests. Share, like and comment on these posts and tag your forest-loving friends. #FSCFriday2020 #ForestsForAllTogether
Sharing your favourite tree or forest picture – Snap a pic of your favourite forest or tree, share why trees and forests are important to you, tag your friends to encourage them to participate. Be sure to use #FSCFriday2020 #ForestsForAllTogether
Forest bathing – Remind yourself of why forests matter. Immerse yourself in the trees. Soak in the benefits, take pictures and share them on your social channels. Tag friends, nominating them to do the same. Remember to use #FSCFriday2020 and #ForestsForAllTogether
Hosting a tree planting event – Host a socially-distanced tree planting event on FSC Friday and invite employees, community members and other to participate. Be sure to take pictures and share them on your website or social channels using #FSCFriday2020 #ForestsForAllTogether
Checking for the tree – Look for, ask for and buy FSC-certified products from paper, to paper towels, toilet paper, wood flooring, furniture, clothing and much more.
Organisations can support FSC Friday by:
Engaging your employees – Film a short message from your CEO or President (set amongst some trees if possible) sharing why FSC is important to your organisation; encourage employees to wear green and to move away from screens and sit by a tree at lunch on on their breaks, increase your commitment to sourcing FSC-certified materials and share news about FSC Friday.
Telling your customers – From videos, to social media posts, blogs, newsletters and more – let your customers know about your commitment to FSC and why responsible forestry matters.
Product promotions – Provide a promotional code or discount on all FSC-certified products. Consider using FSCFriday2020 or ForestsForAllTogether as your code!
Virtual lunch and learn – Host a lunch and learn with your staff or community. Speak about the importance of sustainability and responsible forestry. Ask the group to develop new ideas to improve sustainability within your organisation or community.
Educators can support FSC Friday by:
Getting students involved – Organise a trail walk in a local forest, have a poster contest showing why we need and love trees, teach students why sustainability matters – and why trees and forests are essential in the fight against climate change, host a “Dress in Green” day, and research and share “Fun Forest Facts” on your school’s morning announcements.
Looking for more ideas? Contact Jayco Fung at the APAC regional office on firstname.lastname@example.org!