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.
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.
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 […]
“Let’s stop talking, so we can hear how quiet it is….”
That was my five-year-old grandson admonishing me and his twin brother as we stood at the edge of the woods near my pond a couple […]
By Robyn Bailey
NestWatch Project Leader at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
You might have heard that more than 51 million people in the United States and Canada participate in birdwatching as a hobby, but you may […]
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 […]
On April 19, 2016, so many of us were deeply saddened when we learned of the loss of our close friend and wonderful colleague, Rob Olszewski. We remember Rob for his passion for forests, his […]
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, […]