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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 […]

Wetlands and Carbon – Filling the Knowledge Gap

Guest Blogger
Dr. Mark Johnston, Scientist, SRC’s Environment Division

Here’s a fact about wetlands that many Canadians may find surprising: according to the Geological Survey of Canada, the peat in Canada’s wetlands stores almost 60 percent […]

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 […]