I wasn’t sure what to expect as my brief was to capture the important moments in Forest Day 5 at The Olive Convention Centre in Durban and in particularly with regarding to Eduardo Rojas-Briales who is the Assistant Director-General of the Forestry Department in the FAO. I was quite interested in some of the speeches especially the ones by Bob Scholes from South Africa and Helen Gichohi from Kenya who gave real examples of the problems that the world is facing and also some possible solutions. I did not get the point of one or two of the speeches that went on about”what we need to do” as we all know that already but need to know how to implement these changes and what impact they are going to have on the local communities and of course the environment. I was really surprised at how many paper pamphlets were being handed out and how we needed two paper bags instead of just one to have our lunch in. Seemed like a waste of paper to me especially when the day was all about Forests and how we need to save them. Does anyone know why we need to spend so much money on a conference instead of actually using it to help with the problem at hand? Seems quite ironic to me so if anyone knows please help explain it to me.