On the occasion of the International Day of Forests, in cooperation with the Slovenian Forest Service and the Slovenian Charcoal Association, we invite you to the Liznjek Homestead for the museum evening Healthy Forests for Healthy People, which will take place on Friday, 17 March 2023, at 5 pm.
The lectures will be given by mag. Robert Hostnik, expert in the field of urban forests at the Slovenian Forest Service, and Marija Imperl, Secretary General of the Slovenian Charcoal Growers’ Association.
Healthy forests for healthy people
In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 March International Day of Forests, an occasion to encourage countries to organise local, national and international efforts to organise activities that involve forests, trees and people. The theme for 2023 is Forests and Health.
Forests provide important health benefits, directly or indirectly, for all people – not only those whose lives are closely intertwined with forest ecosystems, but also people far from forests, including urban populations. Recognition of the importance of forests for food and nutrition security has increased dramatically in recent years, but their role in human health has received less attention. Food and health are inextricably linked: good nutrition cannot be achieved without good health and vice versa. It is therefore essential to consider health and nutrition together when looking at the links with forests. However, forests also offer many benefits for human health and well-being beyond those generally associated with food security and nutrition.