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Leaders from the Forest Sector and Non-Profits Volunteer for 
Habitat Greater Ottawa Build to Support Indigenous Youth

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is bringing together forest sector and non-profit leaders to volunteer on a Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa build. “This build is a chance for us to address important issues like Indigenous housing and youth empowerment. We envision a world that values and benefits from sustainably managed forests. Using sustainable forest products while building a sense of community and opportunity supports our mission,” says Paul Robitaille, SFI’s Manager of Indigenous and Youth Relations.

A Living Connection to our Past, Present and Future

The forest has always felt like home. Growing up among the iconic wind-swept pines and maple sugar bushes of Georgian Bay, with summers spent exploring the centuries-old stands of Algonquin Park, forests feature heavily in many of my earliest and fondest childhood memories.

SFI Successes in 2017 and Big Plans for 2018

At the end of each year, SFI takes time to give thanks, reflect on the past year, and look forward to the next year. We continue to work with a diverse network to expand our […]

SFI at Greenbuild: Promoting the Importance of Well-Managed Forests in Green Building

One of the best ways to make buildings better for our environment is to use as much wood as possible in construction. However, many of wood’s positive attributes in construction depend, in part, on whether […]

New LEED compliance path creates market opportunity for responsibly managed forests

Guest blog by:
Doyle R. Simons, President and CEO, Weyerhaeuser Company

The U.S. Green Building Council’s decision to recognize the SFI Standards is good news for forests and great news for green building. Opening another sustainable path […]

LEED Recognition for SFI Gets a Big Thumbs Up from Organized Labour

Guest blogger: Bob Matters, Chair, United Steelworkers-Wood Council and SFI board member representing the social sector

I have been a rank and file International Woodworkers of America woodworker and now Steelworkers member since the age of […]

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, […]