Good For Forests2020-02-29T19:06:50-05:00

The revolutionary promise of mass timber

Even as the challenges of climate change continue to dominate the news, a set of technological revolutions in design and materials science offers renewed hope. While the transportation sector is a major source of carbon emissions, tackling climate change also means re-examining how buildings are designed, built and operated. That’s because the construction industry produces roughly 40 percent of global carbon emissions – more than even the transportation sector.

Minnesota Scouts to Race SFI Certified Pinewood Derby Race Cars

Scouting and sustainable forestry go hand in hand in northern Minnesota, thanks to the efforts of both SFI and Boy Scouts of America. This year, Cub Scouts in packs across northern Minnesota will receive free SFI Race Kits for use in their Pinewood Derby™. Packs will receive one “SFI Race Kit” for every registered Scout; the donation of these kits [...]

By |November 20th, 2013|Community, Good For Forests|

SFI Gears Up for Greenbuild 2013

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 [...]

By |November 12th, 2013|Good For Forests, Green Building, Sustainability|

SFI Cards Spread Holiday Cheer and Support Responsible Forestry

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 [...]

By |November 4th, 2013|Good For Forests, Paper and Printing, Sustainability, Uncategorized|

Bats are more than just a spooky symbol of Halloween

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 [...]

By |October 30th, 2013|Community, Conservation, Good For Forests|

Grab Some Popcorn & Watch Our 2013 Annual Conference Highlights Video

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 [...]

By |October 24th, 2013|Good For Forests, SFI conference|

Sustainability at the Heart of Packaging Innovation

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 is Habitat Management: The Wildlife Society Annual Conference

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 [...]

By |October 11th, 2013|Conservation, Good For Forests|

Hints Autumn Has Arrived

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 [...]

By |October 4th, 2013|Good For Forests, Photos|

National Association of State Foresters Annual Meeting

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, [...]

By |October 2nd, 2013|Certification, Good For Forests, SFI Board of Directors|

Timber UK Expo

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 [...]

By |September 27th, 2013|Good For Forests|

Working Together to Write the Next Chapter in Responsible Forestry

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. [...]

By |September 25th, 2013|Good For Forests|

What Lives in Your Forest?

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 [...]

By |September 13th, 2013|Conservation, Good For Forests, Photos|

3 Questions for Kathy from Timberline Newsletter

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 [...]

By |September 9th, 2013|Certification, Good For Forests, Green Building|

An Important Summer for Bird Conservation

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 |September 6th, 2013|Conservation, Good For Forests, Photos|
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