With the Green Growth app, interested citizens can contribute to keep Suriname the greenest country on earth with 93% forest cover. Citizen scientists who keep watch on tree logging can contribute to complement existing national data on forest conservation. Data gathered by citizens can help scientists understand the drivers of tree logging and find solutions for it. Suriname has few data on its forests due to limited well-funded research and monitoring institutions. The country aims to gather much needed data to effectively make decisions, plan and manage forests. Suriname’s forest contributes to the world’s climate change as one of two carbon negative countries globally and…
We have sponsored daytrips to the Villa Zapakara Museum in Paramaribo for 250 tweens (aged 10-16 years) from various community organizations who would normally not visit the museum. The museum currently has the Sranan Krakti (meaning Suriname Power) exhibition highlighting the power of our cultural diversity, the healing powers of our nature and information on our joint history. For the tweens a team quiz battle is introduced as a special F93 program element to test their knowledge of out Suriname nature. The tween tours were temporarily postponed due to COVID-19 and restarted at May 28.
During the close of airspace due to COVID-19 the team worked hard to recreate the welcome at the international Johan Adolf Pengel Airport. In cooperation with Airport Management (Luchthavenbeheer NV) we have transformed the entrance into a nature themed space to highlight Suriname’s “welcome in the most forested country on earth” message.
The Paramaribo Live Museum street art project is on its way. The project aims at beautifying Paramaribo’s inner city to make it a more enjoyable space for citizens and tourists. The Paramaribo Live Museum aims to highlight Suriname’s rich cultural history. With the streetart project at the corner of Heiligenweg and Waterkant a retired utility building is beautified to make it into a meeting spot for passersby, moreover, the corner will be part of the historic city tours performed by United Tour Guides Suriname because of the many historic events that took place here. The 4 walls will each get an own theme based on…
Radio10 broadcasts a 93% forest, 100% Surinamese radio show. Every Monday to Saturday you will hear new facts about nature. Follow the shows for more information on our forest, biodiversity and unique places throughout Suriname. https://soundcloud.com/user-260821416/sets/bosfeiten
Suriname’s national carrier, Surinam Airways, teamed up with Forest93 to create international awareness on Suriname’s abundance of nature. The new Boeing 777 flagship, which went into commercial operation in February 2020, was therefore decorated in a nature theme. The Boeing’s tail has an aerial view of Suriname’s forest cover and is accompanied by the campaign slogan 93% forest, 100% Surinamese. In principal, the plane will operate between Suriname and Europe.
Under the question: what is your choice? A campaign was launched around environmental and nature legislation. The campaign consists of newspaper ads, billboards around Paramaribo, Facebook posts, press releases and a video which ask people what they choose: a clean and nature rich environment or a damaged and filthy environment? Consequently, people are asked to sign an online petition to show their support for the need for new environmental and nature legislation.
Third World landed in Paramaribo as part of their 45-year anniversary world tour. The legendary reggae band headlined the 1st edition of the Urban Heritage & Art Festival on September 7th, 2019 in Paramaribo, as part of a series of purpose driven concerts in the greenest country on earth. While they were here, they visited Suriname’s abundance of nature and reflected with presenter Peter “Double U” Waterberg on their career, their music and life in general. The documentary was powered by Forest93.
Campaign song for Forest93 in Suriname. The song is in Surinamese, the local dialect, and is about Mama Sranan (Mother Suriname) who talks about how she is being treated by her guests. Artist: Byciel Watsaam Song production: Clayton Juel