21st of March – International day of Forests

The 21st March is the International Day of Forest and celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On this day countries are encouraged to undertake local and nations efforts to take part in activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting.  The international theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy.

22nd of March – World Water day

World Water Day is held annually on the 22nd of March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources.  The theme for 2017 is ‘Wastewater’, which seems apt for South Africa in particular, as many regions suffer from water shortages and restrictions.  We need to conserve fresh water in our dry country.