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SFI BLOG

SFI Program Eligibility for LEED Points Is Good News for Cooperation on Climate Change

Guest blog: John M. Hagan III, President of Manomet and member of the SFI Board of Directors representing the environmental sector

Tackling climate change is a critical global issue. Science tells us that every economic, social, […]

Broader Eligibility for LEED Credits Creates a Bridge to a Greener Economy

Guest blog:
Gene Kodama, South Carolina State Forester, National Association of State Foresters Forest Markets Committee, and Chair of the USDA Forestry Research Advisory Council

My fellow State Foresters and I are committed to maintaining and expanding […]

Indigenous Peoples across North America Welcome the Green Building Community with LEED Recognition of SFI

Guest blog:
David Walkem, Chief of Cook’s Ferry Indian Band, near Merritt, British Columbia, President Stuwix Resources Joint Venture and member of the SFI Board of Directors representing the economic sector

The SFI Forest Management Standard is […]

LEED Recognition for SFI Will Help Improve Water Quality and Conserve Biodiversity

Guest blogger: Greg Siekaniec, CEO, Ducks Unlimited Canada and SFI Vice Chair

At Ducks Unlimited Canada, our goal is to ensure abundant wetlands, waterfowl, and associated wildlife for generations to come while also improving Canadian lives. […]

Hallelujah! Forest Certification Recognized in LEED for Its Role in Promoting Legal, Responsible and Certified Sources

The entire forest community is celebrating some huge news. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has created a pathway for forests certified to SFI to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits through […]

2015 SFI Annual Conference Student Scholars: Celebrating the Past, Looking Towards the Future

I can’t clearly remember what I was doing 20 years ago. I’d like to think that I was exploring the local forest, as eight-year-old boys do… turning over a log in search of a salamander, […]