International Forestry Students' Association

Year: 2017

IFSA Goes to Village: Forests and Energy Chapter II


The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partenership on Forests. The theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy



Forests play a very important role in our lives. Forestry also benefits the environment by stabilising soil, lifting water quality, storing carbon and supporting the biodiversity. Globally, forests hold an energy content approximately 10 times that of the world’s annual primary energy consumption. They thus have significant potential as renewable resources to meet global energy demand. Did you know trees are nature’s free air conditioners? How much do you know about Forests and Energy?

Anyone who has walked outside on a sunny day knows that forests and trees matter for temperature, humidity and wind speed. Planting trees speaks to concerns about climate change. In the review, published in the journal Global Environmental Change, the 22 authors provide examples for the planet-cooling benefits of trees. Scientists found evidence for the widespread perception that trees and forests also influence rainfall. As such, the review insists that water, and not carbon, should become the primary motivation for adding and preserving trees in landscapes

“Carbon sequestration is a co-benefit of the precipitation-recycling and cooling power of trees. As trees process and redistribute water, they simultaneously cool planetary surfaces”, says Dr David Ellison, lead author of the study

Hence, planting trees has long been an expression of intent to do something of substance in the climate change, As they cool the planet, trees may also promote the rainfall.


We provide the IGTVs with a natural environment for the children to appreciate nature and discover on their own, reasons for conservation and sustainability. In this way the children are empowered to think creativity, independently, and collaboratively. IGTV “Forest and Energy Chapter II” was succesfully held at Kampung Jawa on Sunday (26/03/2017) along with members of IFSA LC IPB.

We have the children from a range of different backgrounds and ages the opportunity to mix and learn from one another, and We often see that through this experience the children develop self-confidence, thrive from our trust, bolster their self-esteem, and develop a healthy respect for the environment.

IFSA Goes to Village: Forests and Energy Chapter I

On Sunday, March 12th 2017, members of VCP (Village Concept Project) Commission went to Kampung Jawa, Situ Gede, Bogor. They went there to educate the local children about forestry especially about Forests and Energy as the Theme of International Forestry Day 2017.

Forests provide an abundant, locally available and environmentally renewable source. However, their utilization has to be sustainable on an ecological, economic and social basis to ensure that future generations can utilize the forest resources with the same intensity.

Last Sunday, our IGTV was about Forests and Energy Chapter I. We told stories about the environment and we cordially persuade them to protect it in daily life




We have the responsibility to educate the children as our future generation to have a better understanding about the sustainability of our nature.

IFSA LC IPB Family Gathering 2017 at Gunung Bunder Bogor

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Family Gathering IFSA LC IPB is an event that gathers all member from batch 52, 51, 50, and alumnaes to strengthen the bond in IFSA family. The event was held on March 4th-5th 2017 at Pondok Marijo Gunung Bunder, Bogor, West Java.  After joining the event, we hope that IFSA LC IPB will have a better and well experienced to increase the organization performance in the future.


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During the BBQ night we all gathered and indulged in a pleasant atmosphere, we had conversation to each other, we laughed and ate together as well. What an unforgettable night!


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We also had a sharing session at the night that gathered all member to share informations, experiences, and discussed so many topics about IFSA, from the alumnaes, Yesi and Exze (Batch 49) have shared their experiences on IFSA LC IPB at the past time and gave us so many good suggestions for the better.


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On the last day (March 5th), we had some mini games at the villa’s field and enjoy our time there! At the end of it, we went home with a lot of joyous moments we had and unforgettable experiences.  

IFSA Goes to Village: Celebrating Hari Sampah Nasional 2017




On Sunday, 26th February 2017, We start the day with IFSA goes to village to Kampung Jawa Situ Gede!

Children as our future nation, have big role to conserve the nature. We are at Kampung Jawa, together with the children, commemorating to “Hari Sampah Nasional”

As they learn how to no more leave the trash in the sidewalk, place it in a garbage can instead.

We love seeing the children’s faces and how this generation express their excitement as the learn can truly ignite our passion to be back again

Thank you!

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