At WATERAX, we support the courageous men and women on the front lines of wildland firefighting with some of the very best firefighting equipment in the world. But like many Canadians, we want to show our gratitude and ongoing commitment to our forests long before there’s a wildfire.
One part of that is our support for National Forest Week, this year being held September 19 to 25 with the theme "Our forests - continually giving". Why not join us for the celebrations in your neck of the woods?
Giving something back
National Forest Week 2021 helps us understand how our forests are connected to our everyday lives. Today, they are more important than ever. They have come to symbolize renewal, resilience and hope at a time when our environment is under unprecedented pressure. They bring us so much, from the materials that build our homes to social, cultural and health benefits. They carry out critical ecological functions, from controlling mankind’s carbon missions to providing us with pure, clean air. Even individual trees help absorb the heat we create in our urban environments. Today the forest sector is considered an essential service. Through sustainable forest management, we give back to our forests by ensuring they are renewed and remain resilient for a hopeful future.
What does the forest give to you? Let us know by using #NationalForestWeek !
Bringing them back
Another way WATERAX has been giving back to the forest is through tree planting. WATERAX is proud to support One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation. Since 2017, we have planted over 15,000 trees across North America. Each new tree contributes to cleaner air and water, improved biodiversity, and sequestering carbon, while mitigating climate change and creating a healthier world for everyone. Replenishing the forest and supporting its growth are essential for the wellbeing of our planet and for the countless people whose jobs rely on it. Every tree planted also helps contribute to future opportunities for us all.
Even if in our modern lives it may not be obvious, at WATERAX we recognize the impact our forests have on almost every aspect of life in Canada. We are joined by our partners in our commitment to helping sustain this life-giving renewable resource that brings us so much, today and, with the right stewardship, far into the future.