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Wood Of Life & the SDGs- this is a hands-on travelling exhibition. It makes local and global links on the importance of wood and forests in our lives.

Ireland is very dependant on imported timber from tropical and temperate regions of the world. This international trade can have negative or positive impacts on people and the places they live in.

The Wood of Life is a hands-on, interactive exhibition for schools, libraries and other education facilities. The exhibition also makes direct links to many of the NEW Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which come in to force in January 2016. More on the SDGs here...


The world's forests impacts our lives in so many ways! We live in an increasingly interdependant and uneaqual world where natural resources are traded locally and internationally on a daily basis.

Want to learn about how forests and people are intimately linked to:

  • Climate Change
  • Carbon sinks: emissions, sequestration and storage
  • Illegal logging
  • Unsustainable logging
  • Corruption - Political & Corporate
  • Environmental Degradation
  • Habitat destruction
  • Eco-system removal
  • Water scarcity
  • Livelihoods
  • Human Rights Abuses
  • Murder
  • Resource Depletion
  • Land-rights
  • Tax Evasion
  • International Timber Trade
  • Fair Trade
  • Exploitation
  • Wildlife Trade
  • Species Extinction
  • Conflict
  • Poverty
  • Biological Diversity
  • Ethical Consumption
  • Religion
  • Responsible Purchasing
  • Legislation
  • Certification
  • Public and Corporate Procurement Policy - goods and services
  • Global Citizenship
  • Community Forestry
  • Sustainable Development
Well, the Wood of Life exhibition covers it all. It helps to engage you in analysis, reflection and action for local and global citizenship and participation by enabling learners to recognise the interconnected nature of our lives and the lives of people in the global South where forests are so essential to survival, social inclusion, economic development and environmental protection.

Has your school hosted the Wood of Life exhibition yet?

Just Forests is committed to connecting schools with nature and the outdoors by providing students, parents and teachers with youth-oriented information and resources related to natural resources and the environment. The NEW Wood of Life is a travelling, hands-on, interactive exhibition on the social, economic and environmental importance of the world's forests through development education(DE) and education for sustainable development (ESD).

Our NEW Wood of Life, hands-on exhibition will help you understand that forests provide shelter to people and habitat to biodiversity; are a source of food, medicine and clean water; and play a vital role in maintaining a stable global climate and environment. All of these elements taken together reinforce the message that forests are vital to the survival and well-being of people everywhere, all 7 billion of us.

Everyone in the world depends on nature and ecosystem services to provide the conditions for a decent, healthy, and secure life. Just Forests use the state of the world’s forests as a tool to establish links between 'development' and poverty.


To request the Wood of Life exhibition and find out about costs, etc, please phone Tom at: 086 8049389


Who should visit the Wood of Life Exhibition?
The Wood of Life exhibition has very broad appeal and impacts many social disciplines. The exhibition is suitable for pupils from 5th and 6th class primary and students in the junior and senior cycle post-primary. Transition year students, woodwork and construction studies students and students of architecture/agriculture/engineering/biology/science/geography/religion are also encouraged to explore the exhibition.


Request the Wood of Life Exhibition -Email us: woodlife@justforests.org

 If your organisation would like to have the exhibition for an event please contact us.

Setup and transport costs will apply.

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