European Forest-Related Organizations Launch Children's Book

"The Unexpected Forest" is meant to reach youngsters between the ages of 5-8 years old to help educate them on the importance of forests and forest products in their daily lives.

Dec. 11, 2013 - CEPI together with three other forest related organisations have jointly published a children's book that explains in a carefully scripted story the concept of sustainable forestry and forest industries. The book was launched with Santa Claus this week during the European Forest Week.

The charmingly illustrated booklet entitled "The Unexpected Forest" features Spik the pencil and Booksy the notebook, who go into the wood and discover the secrets of the forest. They realise they are part of a larger cycle, that starts with sustainable forest management. Spik and Booksy meet with the people working in the forest and with forest products and learn that they themselves once came from the forest.

Four main forest related European associations — the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF), the European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR), the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), and the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) — published the book which explains in a carefully scripted story the concept of sustainable forestry and forest industries.

The book was written by Magali De Rijck and beautifully illustrated by Roseline d’Oreye.

Published by Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF), the European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR), the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), and the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI), the book is already available in English, French, Swedish and German. It is meant to reach youngsters between the ages of 5-8 years old to help educate them on the importance of forests and forest products in their daily lives.

Paper copies of this limited edition booklet are available on request at CEPI's website, www.cepi.org.

The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is a Brussels-based non-profit organisation regrouping the European pulp and paper industry and championing industry's achievements and the benefits of its products. Through its 18 member countries (17 European Union members plus Norway) CEPI represents some 520 pulp, paper and board producing companies across Europe, ranging from small and medium sized companies to multi-nationals, and 950 paper mills. Together they represent 24% of world production. To learn more about CEPI, please visit: www.cepi.org.

SOURCE: Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI)