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SFI BLOG

Forests Fight Community Health Crises in the Chicago Area

Did you know that kids in the United States and Canada spend more time inside than any previous generation? While the long-term effects of North American children’s “nature-deficit disorder” is still being researched, we know that time outdoors leads to healthier physical and mental development.

By |2020-02-12T14:30:13-05:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Community, Good For Forests, Grants, Partnerships, Project Learning Tree, Uncategorized|

SFI annonce de nouveaux administrateurs ayant de l’expertise 
sur les grandes questions de durabilité

La société Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) est heureuse d’annoncer l’élection de trois nouveaux administrateurs : Jad Daley, président-directeur général d’American Forests; Patricia Layton, directrice de l’Institut de l’utilisation du bois et de la conception d’ouvrages en bois de l’Université Clemson et professeure de foresterie à cette même université; et Jeff Bromley, président du Conseil du bois du Syndicat des Métallos.

By |2019-12-10T12:17:40-05:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Certification, Community, Conservation, News Release French, Partnerships, SFI Board of Directors|

SFI Announces New Board Members with Expertise 
on Key Sustainability Issues

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to announce the election of three new members to its board of directors: Jad Daley, President and CEO, American Forests, Dr. Patricia Layton, Director of Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute and Professor of Forestry at Clemson University, and Jeff Bromley, United Steelworkers Wood Council Chair.

High School Students MAP the Future of Forests at Michigan State University

Forest sustainability is one of most important tools to ensure a healthy planet and shared global prosperity. Despite great need for future leaders in forest conservation, there are difficult barriers for many youth interested in pursuing related degrees. The Multicultural Apprenticeship Program (MAP) at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks to change that. The program gives underserved high school students hands-on exposure to careers in sustainable forestry. In partnership with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, MSU wants to share their success and grow the program.

By |2019-09-10T14:11:08-04:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Community, Conservation, Good For Forests, Grants, Green Jobs, Partnerships, Sustainability|

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Highlights Benefits of 
Sustainable Forests in Canada and the United States

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) committed in its latest annual progress report to continue advancing sustainability through forest-focused collaborations by maximizing its efforts in standards, conservation, education, and community.

By |2019-08-26T14:06:15-04:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Certification, Community, Conservation, Label, News Release, Partnerships, Supply Chain, Sustainability|

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.