An important aspect of our company philosophy is the recognition that we’re not separate from our environment: we’re part of the environment. Plants, humans, non-human animals, rivers, lakes, and forests sustain each other. And we all share this, our home planet, together. As a company, we strive to do our best to demonstrate our respect for the environment and we seek out suppliers who feel the same way.
2019 has been a great year, thanks to all of you for supporting SFI and committing to a sustainable future.
LA BRASSERIE COWBELL REÇOIT LE PRIX DU BOIS CERTIFIÉ DE SFI CÉLÉBRANT LA BEAUTÉ ET LES AVANTAGES DU BOIS
La brasserie Cowbell a reçu aujourd’hui le Prix du bois certifié de la société Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) pour son utilisation de produits de bois provenant de sources responsables dans la conception de la première brasserie carboneutre d’Amérique du Nord. Le prix fait partie du programme des prix pour la conception et la construction en bois. Allan Avis Architects a reçu le prix lors de la Wood Solutions Fair, à Toronto.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
As I travel from tradeshows to conferences, and even chat with family and friends, and attempt to explain the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI) core mission, I’ve noticed a recurring theme. To paraphrase, people remark that […]
It seems that we live in a time of magnified environmental impacts. When I was a kid, we didn’t worry about recycling, or air pollution, or water pollution, or whether the wood in our dining […]
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 […]