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Forest RMB
Forest was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 219

WA Delegate (non-executive): The Secret Capitals Fan of Ransium (elected )

Founder: The Cool Temperate Rainforests of Errinundera

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12th Most Nations: 32nd Most Influential: 315th+14
Best Weather: 553rd Most Rebellious Youth: 681st Most Beautiful Environments: 682nd Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,015th Nicest Citizens: 1,136th Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,168th Most Cultured: 1,179th Most Inclusive: 1,401st Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,772nd Healthiest Citizens: 1,794th Smartest Citizens: 1,816th Longest Average Lifespans: 1,898th Most Advanced Public Education: 2,083rd Largest Black Market: 2,333rd
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🌲 Forest welcomes all nations, especially those concerned with the environment.


The Poll is now open for those nations that wish to stand for the vacant Forest Keeper Position

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Quote of the Fortnight

"You just can't have a position where some pumped up bunyip potentate dismisses an elected government.”

~ Paul Keating, former Australian Prime Minister, on the dismissal of the Whitlam Government


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    A Journey Into Middle Earth - A Tolkien Fellowship Festival

    MetaGameplay by Escade . 589 reads.

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    Forest Map Progress Preview

    MetaReference by Areulder . 260 reads.

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    Favorite Trees - Forest - In Progress

    MetaReference by The Cypher Nine . 132 reads.

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    Forest: Or the Way We Were, April 2018

    MetaReference by The New Bluestocking Homeland . 229 reads.

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    Forest Tales.

    AccountCulture by Caracasus . 162 reads.

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    The Forest Regional Map

    MetaReference by Mount Seymour . 710 reads.

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    Government of Forest

    MetaReference by Montmorencia . 447 reads.

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    Forest Directory

    MetaReference by Mount Seymour . 729 reads.

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    Constitution of Forest

    MetaReference by Mount Seymour . 882 reads.

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    Forest Regional History

    BulletinNews by Mozworld . 1,032 reads.

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    Exceptionally Green Nations in Forest

    MetaReference by Montmorencia . 397 reads.

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    NationStates Guide

    MetaReference by Amerion . 42,631 reads.

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Embassies: Yggdrasil, the Rejected Realms, Philosophy 115, the South Pacific, Oatland, 10000 Islands, Democratic Socialist Assembly, Hippy Haven, International Democratic Union, Haiku, The Federation of Anarchist Communes, Texas, Canada, Portugal, Spiritus, The LCRUA, and 13 others.Eladen, Singapore, Winterfell, The Region That Has No Big Banks, Antarctica, Antarctic Oasis, The Bar on the corner of every region, A Liberal Haven, Union of Free Nations, Sunalaya, Futaba Aoi, New Western Atlantic, and Conch Kingdom.

Tags: Casual, Commended, Democratic, Eco-Friendly, Enormous, Featured, Issues Player, Map, Multi-Species, Offsite Chat, Pacifist, Regional Government, and 2 others.Social, and World Assembly.

Regional Power: Very High

Forest contains 357 nations, the 32nd most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Highest Poor Incomes in Forest

The World Census studied the spending power of the poorest 10% of citizens in each nation.

As a region, Forest is ranked 3,095th in the world for Highest Poor Incomes.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Snow-wreathed Commonwealth of FroenburgLeft-wing Utopia“Never again! Hopefully!”
2.The United Socialist States of CaracasusLeft-wing Utopia“Special ability: Tap to trample for 5 damage.”
3.The Colony of ChilledsvilleAuthoritarian Democracy“Smile! It's not that bad!”
4.The Ecosocialist Federation of TaurideLeft-wing Utopia“Fieles a nosotros mismos”
5.The United People's Republic of BembernaCorrupt Dictatorship“People, united as one”
6.The Cosmic Vision of The Grene KnyghtLeft-wing Utopia“Bigog!”
7.The Undead Empire of WoolitaniaLeft-Leaning College State“Lassen Sie mich Arzt, ich bin durch!”
8.The Kingdom of VentaliaCivil Rights Lovefest“Enfants de la lumière de Vénus”
9.The Serene Highland Bluffs of Dest OritioLeft-wing Utopia“Jam heri, Jam cras, et non hodie Jam”
10.The Republic of MimisbrunnrLeft-wing Utopia“Vir prudens non contra ventum mingit”
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Regional Poll • Do you want to run to be the Forest Keeper?

The Cool Temperate Rainforests of Errinundera wrote:Any resident is eligible to stand for election. Please refer to the constitution for further elucidation.

Voting opened 5 days ago and will close . Open to residents. You cannot vote as you are not logged in.

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Forest Regional Message Board

Nakarisaune wrote:Welcome to the RMB Festival Trivia!

You can enter by telegramming me your answers to the questions. You'll have 20 minutes to send me your answers before I post the answers and who got them correct (This may change depending on how many people take part and how long it takes for answers to reach me :P). Please don't post the answers on the RMB before the round is over!

I'll be counting Tolkien and real world points separately, but you are encouraged to answer both! Depending on interest there will probably be multiple rounds.

Plus, if you'd like your points to be counted as part of the festival, let me know if you want to be a dwarf, elf, ent, hobbit, human or wizard!

The first round will be based on geography, and later rounds will have different themes:

Real Life Geography:
1. What's the capital city of Estonia?
2. What is the world's second highest mountain?
3. Which country has the timezone furthest into the future?

Tolkien Geography:
1. Which realm is ruled by Elrond?
2. What is the Elven name for the Lonely Mountain?
3. What's the difference between Middle-earth and Arda?

NOOOO I missed it! :(

Forest Turtle wrote:NOOOO I missed it! :(

Hey we should run our own trivia.

Now, here is the thing. I love such quiz games, but one caveat of organizing such trivia events online is that we have access to internet, and we can easily google the answers to the questions. This spoils all the fun. To prevent this, I think one should ask the questions in such a way that Google cannot promptly give you the answer & there should be a very restricted time window for you to answer, so you can't thoroughly search for it online.

For example, a "bad" question would be something like: "Who was the lead actor in the movie "The Martian?" I mean, even if you don't know about Matt Damon, you could easily find the answer with a Google search.

A better question would be something like: "In how many movies has Matt Damon's character had to be rescued?" :D

To answer this question, you HAVE TO know the movies, so knowledge is needed.

But the question cannot be easily answered via a quick Google search, since it asks a very specific question about the content of the movies.

Thoughts?

Shall we organize our own trivia event with these types of questions?

Frieden-und Freudenland wrote:"In how many movies has Matt Damon's character had to be rescued?" :D

A quick google search comes up with the amount of money we've spent in rescuing his characters: $900 billion.

The Cypher Nine wrote:Why did we get rid of science minister?

Somewhere in some resignation we decided not to reappoint one; but Montmorencia is still basically continuing the Science Minister tradition with the EGNIF and Greenness dispatches.

Turbeaux wrote:"Foresters" is better. "Forestian" does not roll off the tongue very easily!

Accent on the est, For-EST-ian. It's actually not that hard to say that way. And why would you need to speak it anyway, only type it! :P

Do choose your favorite and use it though. Forestian, Forester, Sylvan Phytophile - it just contributes to the diversity of our region! :D

Frieden-und Freudenland wrote:Hey we should run our own trivia.

Now, here is the thing. I love such quiz games, but one caveat of organizing such trivia events online is that we have access to internet, and we can easily google the answers to the questions. This spoils all the fun. To prevent this, I think one should ask the questions in such a way that Google cannot promptly give you the answer & there should be a very restricted time window for you to answer, so you can't thoroughly search for it online.

For example, a "bad" question would be something like: "Who was the lead actor in the movie "The Martian?" I mean, even if you don't know about Matt Damon, you could easily find the answer with a Google search.

A better question would be something like: "In how many movies has Matt Damon's character had to be rescued?" :D

To answer this question, you HAVE TO know the movies, so knowledge is needed.

But the question cannot be easily answered via a quick Google search, since it asks a very specific question about the content of the movies.

Thoughts?

Shall we organize our own trivia event with these types of questions?

This would be amazing! I'll try and think of some questions and send them to you if I do.

Mount Seymour, even if I just type it, spellcheck hates it because it is not a real word. I am going to continue to respect the English language by using "Forester". Someone implied that "Forestian" is official. I am glad that this is not the case!

Turbeaux wrote:Mount Seymour, even if I just type it, spellcheck hates it because it is not a real word. I am going to continue to respect the English language by using "Forester". Someone implied that "Forestian" is official. I am glad that this is not the case!

I wouldn't call it quite "disrespecting the English language" but then again I don't take things like this so heavily. :P

Also, glad to have had you The Marsupial Illuminati while you were with us. o7

I'm currently working on a PSA assignment where I have to analyze two PSAs. I'm looking on youtube for them, and I never realized how horrific Canadian PSAs are. I can't actually review any of them, because I'm not allowed do one with offensive or graphic content. For a polite country, we really don't hold back when it comes to public safety...

In order to be able to make environmentally friendly purchases, I've been trying to figure out which countries of manufacture have the highest pollution standards. So far, the best source I've come across is the 2018 Environmental Performance Index by, apparently, Yale and Columbia. Countries are scored on environmental health and ecosystem vitality.

According to the report, "In general, high scorers exhibit long-standing commitments to protecting public health, preserving natural resources, and decoupling
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from economic activity."

Recently I've been noticing more products made in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and India. Interestingly, those countries all rank below China in this report (although China itself, at #120 out of 180, is not exactly covering itself with glory). Taiwan, on the other hand, is #23.

My thinking is that purchasing a product manufactured in one of the top-ranking countries would be more eco-friendly. Of course, I know that even though a finished product might be assembled in one location, its constituent parts may have come from elsewhere...but at least it's a start, right?

I'd be very interested to hear your opinions on this report and get links to any other useful sources.

https://epi.envirocenter.yale.edu/downloads/epi2018policymakerssummaryv01.pdf

Esterild wrote:In order to be able to make environmentally friendly purchases, I've been trying to figure out which countries of manufacture having the highest pollution standards. So far, the best source I've come across is the 2018 Environmental Performance Index by, apparently, Yale and Columbia. Countries are scored on environmental health and ecosystem vitality.

According to the report, "In general, high scorers exhibit long-standing commitments to protecting public health, preserving natural resources, and decoupling
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from economic activity."

Recently I've been noticing more products made in Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and India. Interestingly, those countries all rank below China in this report (although China itself, at #120 out of 180, is not exactly covering itself with glory). Taiwan, on the other hand, is #23.

My thinking is that purchasing a product manufactured in one of the top-ranking countries would be more eco-friendly. Of course, I know that even though a finished product might be assembled in one location, its constituent parts may have come from elsewhere...but at least it's a start, right?

I'd be very interested to hear your opinions on this report and get links to any other useful sources.

https://epi.envirocenter.yale.edu/downloads/epi2018policymakerssummaryv01.pdf

I don't know what you are looking for specifically, but there is a good chance there is a B-corp that sells it. Basically, a B-corp is a company, usually small and locally owned, that is highly regulated in every step of production. They need to make sure every step, from production all the way to disposal, is eco-friendly. To be a B-corp, you need to pass one of the most rigorous sets of corporal criteria there is, and it's a huge accomplishment to be one. You can find more info on their website.
https://www.bcorporation.net/

CANaLtiA wrote:I'm currently working on a PSA assignment where I have to analyze two PSAs. I'm looking on youtube for them, and I never realized how horrific Canadian PSAs are. I can't actually review any of them, because I'm not allowed do one with offensive or graphic content. For a polite country, we really don't hold back when it comes to public safety...

Don't leave us hanging - we need examples now!

CANaLtiA wrote:I don't know what you are looking for specifically, but there is a good chance there is a B-corp that sells it. Basically, a B-corp is a company, usually small and locally owned, that is highly regulated in every step of production. They need to make sure every step, from production all the way to disposal, is eco-friendly. To be a B-corp, you need to pass one of the most rigorous sets of corporal criteria there is, and it's a huge accomplishment to be one. You can find more info on their website.
https://www.bcorporation.net/

What a great resource. Thank you!

I'm not looking for any one thing right now, but there are various things I really need to buy at some point.

While it's not a B-corp, I did recently buy a mattress from a company called Saatva, and I've been really impressed by their eco-friendliness and the honesty on their website. They're very transparent about, for example, the fact that they don't use 100% organic materials - and they tell you exactly what is in their mattresses. (No wool, which is apparently rare among eco-friendly mattresses). Also, their customer service is great and the mattress is comfy.

Edit: I don't work for them or anything - just trying to save time for any other environmentally-conscious mattress-buyers out there who are prone to over-researching.

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