Behind “The Forest in the School” are organizations, companies, research institutions, foundations and funds, including Billerud. Together, they have provided teachers around Sweden with educational tools to give students knowledge about the forest. In this way, hundreds of thousands of children have been able to visit the forest and create a good relationship with their surrounding nature.
Johanna Ydringer, Manager OHS and Management Systems Wood Supply represents Billerud and has been involved in “The Forest in the School” for about 13 years:
“Today, it is perhaps more important than ever that children and young people have a relationship to the forest. In a time of great concern for the climate and for the future, can the forest offer hope for the future. The more we all learn about the forest, the more we understand that it is part of the solution to the climate problem. In addition, staying in the forest increases our well-being.”