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.
Government Leaders Recognize the Value of SFI Program for Sustainable Forest Management and Responsible Procurement
Elected leaders and federal administrators issued statements Monday – in one case a decision by a federal agency, in another a letter from a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators to a federal agency – that both point to the important role of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Program in advancing sustainable forestry and providing pathways for responsible procurement.
Shaping the forest of the future requires cooperating with a wide range of interests today. The forest community must find common ground to ensure the sustainability of future forests. That’s why the SFI Sustainable Forestry […]
Today, over 600,000 acres of timberland managed by Timberland Investment Resources, LLC (TIR) have been certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standard. TIR’s investment footprint spans 14 states, with a significant presence in the southeastern U.S. Their certification builds on the SFI Forest Partners® Program’s previous successes in South Carolina and Florida, as well as the ongoing work with a wide range of medium-sized private and public landowners, and manufacturing facilities. These certified lands, in addition to the over 500,000 acres recently announced by the St. Joe Company, put the SFI Forest Partners Program well on the road to achieving its 2014 milestone of certifying 5 million acres of forestland to the SFI standard.
I’m so very proud to be recognizing the use of wood certified to the SFI Standard in the beautiful construction of an extremely worthy project: the Canadian Cancer Society’s Kordyban Lodge Cancer Care Facility designed […]
I know, I know… it’s too early to be thinking about the Holidays already, we have just finished with Halloween. And I’m being one of ‘those people’ that keeps pushing the Holidays earlier and earlier […]
The value of diverse partnerships, achievements by colleagues and kudos for work well done was threaded throughout day two of our annual conference, The Future is Decided Now, in Milwaukee, WI.
Earlier today I blogged about welcoming […]
At the end of the day, success is about teamwork and strong partners.
SFI recognized both at day two of our annual conference in Milwaukee, The Future is Decided Now, being attended by more than 200 […]
What a thrill it is to welcome some 200 delegates to our annual conference this afternoon! From the buzz in the halls as people renew relationships to the […]