Administration Announces Wood Promotion Strategy at U.S. International Year of Forests Celebration

By Guest Blogger
Nadine Block, Senior Director of Government Outreach

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made a major announcement this week, strongly promoting wood as a green building material and recognizing multiple green building rating systems, including Green […]

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White House Announces Better Building Initiative

Nadine Block, Senior Director of Government Outreach, discusses President Obama’s new commercial building initiative.

This week, President Obama announced his Better Building Initiative, a plan aimed to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings. The

GOVgreen 2010: SFI Showcased Role of Forest Certification in Government Procurement

Nadine Block, Senior Director of Government Outreach, discusses SFI’s role in GOVgreen, a conference held in Washington, DC November 9-10.

Earlier this week I was at the first annual GOVgreen conference and had the privilege of […]

“Power of Partnerships” On Display

It’s fitting that the themes for our 15th Annual Conference, is Power of Partnerships.  The world of responsible forestry and certification is so immense there is not a lot one organization can do […]

Oregon Foresters Support Open LEED Policy

Nadine Block, SFI Senior Director of Government Outreach, talks about a recently published op-ed that advocates for an inclusive LEED rating system.

Last week, The Oregonian published an op-ed written by four leaders […]

Building Green at the White House

Nadine Block, who manages Government Outreach for SFI, gives an overview of the White House Forum on Federal Leadership and Sustainable Building she recently attended.

I recently had the honor of participating in a White House […]