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Cowbell Brewing Co. Wins the SFI-Certified Wood Award Celebrating the Beauty and Benefits of Wood

Cowbell Brewing Co. won the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Certified Wood Award today for using responsibly sourced wood products in the design of North America’s first carbon neutral brewery. The award is part of the Wood Design & Building Awards program. Allan Avis Architects received the award at the Toronto Wood Solutions Fair in Toronto on November 22.

By |2020-04-02T13:28:04-04:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Certification, Design, Green Building, News Release, Sustainability|

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 |2020-04-02T13:59:13-04:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Certification, Community, Conservation, Label, News Release, Partnerships, Supply Chain, Sustainability|

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 […]

SFI at Greenbuild: Promoting the Importance of Well-Managed Forests in Green Building

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 […]

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 […]