Is it possible to take a seat on CO2?

On the occasion of EUSTAFOR’s 10th anniversary, the Brussels office launched a number of promotional campaigns to raise the awareness of various target groups about the contribution of sustainable forest management for people, climate and the nature. Thanks to its Latvian member, Latvijas Valsts Mezi, EUSTAFOR was able to allow the population of Europe’s capital to not only see but actually feel what 1 ton of CO2 looks like!  A solid oak wood bench was placed right at the entrance of Square de Meeus where, for 2 months, visitors to this green oasis in the busy European Quarter will be invited to “take a seat on one tonne of CO2.”  On the 1 m³ bench it is explained that it contains 1 ton of CO2, which grows in European state forests every 0.16 seconds. The bench will remain in the park until World Environment Day on 5 June 2016.

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Published 02/04/2016, Brussels

Mr. Piotr Borkowski

Executive Director

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