Started in 1988, NFN was created to conserve non-regenerative resources which make life possible on the planet. The Kyoto and Montreal protocols was drafted at NFN.
Our founding father Mathew Donelly’s vision was to sustain the planet’s vast ecosystem which enables nature to work together.
Our commitment is simple. We strive to create a better planet for our future generations. This is only possible by reducing non-biodegradable wastage generation.
We have over 3000 volunteers from different parts of the world.We also have our own mission-training center at Arkansas,United States
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We can protect trees and the forests in many ways and so can the kids. Kids can be taught how to save these trees and also make use of the papers in their houses. There many ways by which you can show your kids how to save trees. Here are some of the ways by which kids can help save trees:
Visit the forest now and then-
Our favorite way to pay respects to trees and the forests is to spend time with them for a few hours or so. Visit your local state or the national parks to which there are many protected forest lands.
Play and create with the leftover materials of paper you get-
Many kids like to play with cardboard boxes, paper towel rolls, empty toilet paper, and even shoeboxes. These boxes can be made into forts, superhero Headquarters, bird feeders, toilet paper can be used as a binocular. The paper towels can also be used as spotting scopes and periscopes.
Borrow, share and even donate books-
We read a lot of books and the books which translates into tons of books and therefore lots of paper is being used. The library is the best alternative solution to buying new books as your friends will be willing to exchange books. Instead of keeping the books your kids have outgrown, try to donate them to a bookstore, a library that takes used books, etc. By this way, you can make productively use these books and give them to the people via these stores rather than throwing it away. This way we also save a lot of paper as people need not buy new books and buy only from a used bookstore.
Always Use paper wisely-
We can save the trees from being taken out by consuming less paper. Ensure you make space for reusable paper. Create a space in your house for the paper which left blank on one side. Then you can use it again before you recycle it. Try using scrap paper for coloring, sketching or even drawing. You can use both the sides of a paper for things like homework. You can use it as cloth napkins. Purchase a tiffin box rather than using a paper bag, or even reusable containers, a cloth napkin, metal utensils, and a reusable water bottle.
Always Plant a tree-
Even though planting a tree is a common earth day activity, the fall is the bests season to plant shrubs and trees. Make sure you do your homework to pick the right tree for your space.
Stay on the marked trails-
When you visit the forest make sure you stay on the trail that is provided to you. This can minimize your interaction with any wildlife and also the areas that are preserved for future generations.
Reforestation and Afforestation-
This concept explains how when timber is removed either by selective cutting or block cutting, the cut part of the tree must be reforested. Artificial or even natural methods may do it. Even when any forested land has been destroyed due to fire or by any mining activities should be reforested.
Proper Utilisation of Forest Product-
Usually, the forest is cut down for logs and rest of the tree’s parts such as the stumps, Branches, foliage, limbs are left out in the forest like worthless debris. Sawmill factories cause most forest waste. There are many ways you came to make use of the waste by developing these into products like a board, waterproof glues, etc. Similarly, these forests can be used or developed as tourist centers. By using them as tourist centers, the country can earn substantial foreign exchange. Many countries have adopted this practice, both developed and developing.
Always make sure Check over the Forest Clearance for Agricultural and Flabitation Purposes-
Most the of existing agricultural land was once forested and even cleared for agriculture. It has now has reached the stage where further clearance did will be very dangerous for the entire natural ecosystem. There are many tribals in parts of Asia, South America and Africa where they have shifting cultivation which still plays a huge role in their system of land procurement. According to a study, about 40 million sq km of land has been used for this purpose by more than 200 million tribal people in the world. For conserving the forests, these aspects must be monitored, and an alternative system must be suggested to them.
Learn to take control over Forest Fire-
Loss of forest through forest fire is very common, and it is caused because trees are exposed to the fire and once it starts it is complicated to control it. Sometimes these fires are caused by nature either by friction between two trees during winds or by lightning, while the most cases are caused by man either intentionally or unintentionally. According to a study, the during the period between the years 1940 to 1950 in the United States alone, fires have taken out about 21.5 million acres of timber yearly, and about 1,175,664 cases of forest fires have happened during the years 1955 to 1964.
Protection of Forest is a must-
The remaining forests in the area must be protected. Rather than the commercial cutting, or unorganized grazing which is one of the reasons for losing forests. There are many forests with forest disease caused by rusts, mistletoes, virus, parasitic fungi and even nematodes that destroy the trees. The forest must be protected by using various chemical spray, by the development of diseases that are resistant strains of trees.
Nanotechnology is often defined as the science, technology and engineering carried out on the Nanoscale, which measures from 1-100 nanometers. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter. To put this in perspective, a sheet of newspaper measures about 100, 000 nanometers thick. Although the concept of nanotechnology seems far removed from our lives, it actually has a huge impact on many aspects of our lives. Here are ten ways that nanotechnology is changing lives around the globe.
Using nanotechnology, it is now possible to make smaller computers that are far more powerful. These computers also run on far less energy and their batteries last longer.
Nanotechnology has also improved things in the world of medicine. Thanks to the technology, scientists have created powerful diagnostic equipment that is far mar accurate and allows for testing in real time.
Vehicle parts made of nanocomposite materials tend to be lighter and stronger than those made of ordinary metal. Better yet, they also help boost fuel efficiency as well as making the vehicle much more resistant to corrosion.
Nanofibers are used to make clothes much more resistant to stains, dirt and water without affecting the thickness or weight of the fabric.
As with the vehicle parts and fiber, nanotubes are used to make certain equipment stronger and light in weight. It is specifically used to reinforce the strength of myriad sport equipment, such as tennis rackets and balls.
Drugs that contain nanoparticles are absorbed much more easily by the body. The particles can also be used to deliver medicine to targeted cells, such as chemotherapy meds to cancer cells.
There are water filters that are only a few nanometers wide. These filters can purify water of all kinds of dirt, including disease causing bacteria and viruses. The filters are a much more cost- effective alternative to current water purification methods.
Sun screens made of nanoparticles tend to do a better job protecting your skin from harmful UV radiation. Not only will the product spread much more easily over your skin, but it will also absorb the harmful rays thus ensuring that you remain safe from them. They also absorb a wider range of UV rays than ordinary sunscreens.
These are used to detect specific chemicals even when they are at incredibly low levels. This has numerous applications in surveillance and security systems. It can also be used in the medical world to detect specific substances or cells in the body.
Nanoclays are used to make the plastic material that makes drink bottles. This material is impermeable to moisture, oxygen and carbon dioxide. This therefore extends the shelf- life of these items a lot longer.
Contrary to what you may think at first, nanotechnology has numerous practical applications in day to day life. It has revolutionized many industries, such as the processing industry, the vehicle manufacturing industry as well as the medical world. Its impact is expected to grow by leaps and bounds with time as more used for it are discovered and actualized.
One in every five breaths-
The trees convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. Amazon rainforest produces more than 20 percent of the earth’s breathable oxygen.
For Conserving forests, we need animals-
Up to 90 percent of the trees and plant need the animals to disperse their seeds, but human activities in nature have put the animals at risk and even reduced their numbers by half in the tropical forests.
Living filters of the Earth-
The forests that are next to the rivers and streams act as living filters by taking in sediments and storing, transforming excess nutrients along with the pollutants. It even reduces the nitrogen concentration up to 90 percent and also the phosphorus by 50 percent.
They produce Critical cancer drugs-
Around 120 medical prescription drugs are sold worldwide which are made from the plants found in the rainforest. They vary from the cancer drug vincristine to theophylline which is a medicine used to treat asthma.
Forests generally include tropical forests, boreal forests, mangroves and it also covers 30 percent of the earth’s surface, meaning it larger than Russia, united states and Canada combined.
Nature is equal to 30% of the solution-
Tropical forests are known to be effective at carbon sequestrate that provide up to 30% of the global action that is needed to stop sudden climate changes. Even though this could be done even with the fund that is devoted to stopping any climate change, its nature-based solutions only receive 2% of it.
Forests are home to 50 million people-
The forests we know do are home to about 50 million people around the globe, and it is more than the population of Mexico City, Tokyo, New York City, London, and Cairo combined.
Four people, trees produce oxygen every year-
In about 50 years a tree can release more than 6000 pounds of rich oxygen which is enough for about four people each year.
Successful stewardship in many forests-
Rates of deforestation that is within the forests are legally managed by the people and their communities which are two or three times lower than any other forests.
They make up a significant portion of income-
Forests create about 20 percent of the household incomes in most of the developing countries.
Indigenous peoples protect very vital forests-
Around the globe, most of the forests are under the protection of people, and these are forests are more than 55 trillion metric tons of carbon. It is more than 1200 times the amount of carbon an individual emits into the atmosphere yearly.
One billion people depend on the forest-
More than 1 billion of the earth’s rural population need the forest to some extent of their daily lives and even over 90 percent of the people who are in poverty depend on their daily livelihoods.