SFI was delighted to recently receive a collection of postcards recognizing our work and positive impact on the environment and sustainable forests from the Postcard Underground. We admit to having to do a little research on the group and it turns out the Postcard Underground is a nationwide group of people who write to organizations and people who are making [...]
Rock stars and world leaders will be among attendees at the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, which gets underway November 18 in Philadelphia. This year’s keynote is former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Bon Jovi will entertain attendees. Established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Greenbuild brings together industry leaders and experts who are dedicated [...]
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 this year – but this time I have good reason! I want to let you know that SFI Christmas Cards are now available. Why not [...]
It's that time of year again when people get into the Halloween spirit with spooky costumes and decorations. Bats, being one of the main symbols of Halloween, are often perceived as scary yet they are one of our most important mammals. They are also essential for maintaining healthy forests. This is why SFI provided a conservation grant to the Nature [...]
http://youtu.be/RAqSa6wl5WU Each year, our Annual Conference brings together thought-leaders from across the U.S. and Canada to share ideas, renew partnerships, and learn about developing trends, research and conservation in sustainable forestry. Each year, these leaders bring the conference to life with their passion for the future of our forests. This year’s conference in San Antonio was the biggest [...]
Last week I attended Packaging Strategies' Sustainable Packaging Forum in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Forum brought together leaders from across industries and specialties to share the latest sustainable packaging practices, business strategies and technologies from around the globe. Now in its ninth year, this Forum has become a great collaborative opportunity to find solutions and innovations that support company growth [...]
Forest management means many things to different people. For the small forest landowner, it may represent a financial investment or a personal refuge. For the angler, it means good clean water in a favorite fishing hole. For the wildlife biologist, forest management is habitat management: forests are host to tens of thousands of species and forest health directly impacts the [...]
If you've ever taken a swing at a golf ball, baseball, or tennis ball, you probably understand the term "sweet spot." It's "the area of a bat, racket, or head of a club that is the most effective part with which to hit a ball". For me, the sweet spot is the junction where sustainable, and profitable, forest management intersects [...]
Fall is officially upon us. John Blake submitted this close-up from Houghton, Mich., where he found early fall colors against an extended summer green. Want to make the most of the fall foliage? U.S. Forest Service has made it easier than ever to plan your best and brightest fall colors trip. They’ve launched an online map that shows where tree colors [...]
Fresh off SFI’s own annual conference, I had the great pleasure to participate in the National Association of State Foresters annual meeting last week, in Hot Springs, Virginia. The meeting brought together the directors of all the state forestry agencies and a range of partners from federal agencies, conservation organizations, and others. SFI was proud to participate as a sponsor, [...]
This week we are at the 3rd Annual Timber Expo in Birmingham, UK, exhibiting with the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC). This Expo brings together architects, engineers, contractors, local authorities and specifiers looking for the latest innovative timber products. The joint SFI, PEFC and MTCC exhibit promotes and educates Timber Expo visitors on a wide range [...]
Each year, our Annual Conference provides an opportunity for the SFI community -- from landowner to brandowner, from youth to elder -- to come together and learn about new research in conservation; renew partnerships and make new ones; and exchange ideas about how to improve forestry practices for the sake of healthy, thriving forests upon which all of us rely. [...]
Responsible forest management supports harvesting timber, as well as promoting wildlife habitats and animal populations. Managed forests also protect water quality for fish and other freshwater plants and animals while providing recreational opportunities for the public. That’s why the SFI Standard incorporates wildlife habitat protection, support for biodiversity, and water quality protection amongst the many other requirements in the SFI [...]
Kathy recently sat down with Timberline to answer their top five questions on certified wood and how their customers can use sustainable materials in their projects. Here are a few of the questions: TL: How does wood certified to the SFI standard fit into green building programs? Abusow: Building materials have a huge impact on the environment. Wood from [...]
The summer of 2013 has been very important for bird conservation. In June our partners at Bird Studies Canada helped co-host, with Nature Canada and BirdLife International, the Birdlife World Congress with conservation leaders from over 120 countries. The event, “Partnerships for Nature & People” showcased leading work from around the globe on bird conservation- including work on maintaining the [...]
By Hal Rahn, President, Norcom Inc.Are you busy with back-to-school shopping in your household? If so, you will be interested to learn that at Norcom, we have implemented a variety of sustainability programs to help us focus on and measure the impacts of the paper-based school and office products we offer. While most consumers don’t necessarily have the time to sort [...]
Rob Olszewski Memorial Education Fund
If you are interested in making a contribution to the Rob Olszewski Memorial Education Fund, you can either:
Send a check, payable to Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.
Mail to: SFI Inc.
2121 K St. NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20037
Please indicate that the funds should be designated to the Rob Olszewski Memorial Education Fund.
Or, you can make an online donation: