Hi listeners! It’s me, Sarah. I needed to get out of the basement for a bit, so I decided to podcast on the go today from one of my favourite places of all time: the forest!

There is nothing like a hike in the woods to take a little break. It’s amazing, beautiful, serene, ancient, and 100% Kyle free.

Forests are incredible. And not just because they let you take social distancing to the next level. They are literally ecological wonders; they are immensely complex living worlds that prevent soil erosion, provide home to thousands of different species and of course they absorb carbon to help cool the world down.

Join me in this episode as I explore what role forests play in our fight against climate change. We’ll also get into sustainable forestry and the best ways we can conserve these incredible ecosystems.

This episode features conversations with:

Darren Sleep

Darren is the Senior Director of Conservation Strategies at the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), an organization that sets standards for forest management all over North America and provides grants for forest-centric research. Darren holds a doctorate in zoology from the University of Guelph, and has a background in ecological research fieldwork. ​Darren is also part of the Primary Forest Task Team and the Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.


Cindy Cheng

Cindy is a PhD candidate in Forestry at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where she studies urban forest planning and management and how to integrate urban forestry with urban planning for optimal climate benefits. She also manages the Citizen’s Coolkit project at Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) lab, UBC, that promotes community engagement in climate actions.
Website: https://calp.forestry.ubc.ca/home/urban-forestry-toolkit/
Twitter: @CindyzhCheng 


Thanks to Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Project Learning Tree Canada for their collaboration on this episode.