Hug a Tree

Your DGB for today is to honor our forests.

What does that mean? Well, the theme for this year’s International Day of Forests is Forests & Energy. Take a moment to watch this video, and take this quiz to learn a little something about forests and energy.

The Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN offers some additional suggestions of how we can celebrate our forests today, if you're feeling ambitious:


  • Organize or join events celebrating forests – tree plantings, symposiums, art exhibitions, or a photo competition. Don’t forget to tell us about it at and send us photos so we can add it to the gallery of events happening around the world

  • Join the conversation on social media using the #IntlForestDay hashtag: pass on some of this year's key messages, or take a photo of your favorite forest and share it with your friends


We all know the environment is feeling a little threatened lately (ok, that’s a projection, but you know what we mean), and could use our support. Plan to get out in nature this week and do some vintage activism by hugging a tree.