According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, deforestation is a major contributor to global warming.
Ever since plants and fungi colonized the land 500 million years ago, forests have provided essential habitat for countless living creatures. For humans, forests initially represented shelter, sustenance, and protection. The moment we discovered that we could make fire, the value of forests transformed. When we learned how to clear forests to cultivate crops and feed our livestock, their value proposition changed again.
TFF Reinforces Its Commitment To Sustainable Forest Management With The Election Of Seven New Board Members
Green Builder Media co-founder and CEO, Sara Gutterman, has been elected to the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) Board of Directors for a term that begins January 1, 2014. Gutterman joins a group of new directors that demonstrate TFF’s founding tradition to provide a forum for industry, conservation, and academia to join forces to encourage the adoption of sustainable forestry practices in the tropical regions of the world.