Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity received $3,500 in 2011 to pay part of the cost of a Habitat for Humanity home certified to the ANSI ICC 700 National Green Building Standard using SFI-certified products.
The Mississippi based project promoted the value of SFI certification and the ANSI National Green Building Standard. The project involved youth groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H helping develop future volunteers for Habitat while promoting the value of the forest industry.
Supporting the SFI Standard
The project supports SFI 2010-2014 Standard Objective 17: Community Involvement in the Practice of Sustainable Forestry.
In addition to Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity, partners included the Mississippi SFI Implementation Committee and other members of the Mississippi forest industry.
About Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity
Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit, ecumenical Christian organization committed to providing families with the life-changing opportunity to purchase and own decent, affordable homes. Habitat for Humanity builds homes for hard-working, low-income people, and future homeowners put in hundreds of hours of sweat equity, share the labor of homebuilding, and participate in valuable training and preparation sessions. In return, their lives are transformed by the positive experience of working with their community in building their home, and the many benefits that come from having a place to call home.
- Press Release- SFI Funds Community-based Education and Green Building Projects
June 20, 2011
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