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Good For Forests2019-03-25T01:19:46-04:00

SFI Excited to Hear from Postcard Underground

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 [...]

By |October 15th, 2018|Good For Forests|

Now is the Time for USGBC to Say Yes to Healthy Working Forests

The U.S. Green Building Council has announced a fourth public comment period for its draft LEED 2012 language – starting Tuesday May 1 and ending May 15.  Based on comments submitted during the third public comment period, there is clear and strong support for USGBC to open up the “Responsible Extraction of Raw Materials” credit and allow SFI certified [...]

By |April 24th, 2012|Certification, Good For Forests, Green Building|

Earth Day 2012: How SFI is Motivating Action

By Allison Welde SFI Director, Conservation Partnerships Posted April 20, 2012 The goal for Earth Day 2012 this Sunday is to help Mobilize the Earth™ by collecting A Billion Acts of Green® and elevating the importance of environmental issues around the world. At SFI, we collaborate with many groups and individuals committed to responsible forestry because we know our [...]

By |April 20th, 2012|Good For Forests, Uncategorized|

SFI is “Eggcited” About the Packaging for the White House Easter Eggs

For the fourth year in a row, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative will be a part of the Easter celebration at the White House. We are very excited that the official White House Easter Egg will be packaged in a gift box made from paper certified by SFI. We continually promote responsible purchasing decisions to the public, and we hope that [...]

By |April 6th, 2012|Certification, Community, Good For Forests, Label, White House|

The Future Is Now – USGBC’s Decisions Can Sustain Our Forests

It’s been close to a month since Draft 3 of the new LEED 2012 language was released, and my initial reaction has not changed. I’m pleased to see there are credits specific for whole building Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declarations, and I look forward to seeing how these credits get accessed moving forward.  However, I remain disappointed [...]

Why USGBC Should Recognize SFI – Addressing Aboriginal Interests

Ryan Clark Manager, Forestry & Strategic Planning Capacity Forest Management Ltd. March 23, 2012 The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is asking for comments on the draft language for its LEED rating system. SFI Inc. has invited views on the treatment of third-party forest certification, which must be “FSC or better” according to the latest USGBC credit language. In [...]

By |March 23rd, 2012|Good For Forests|

Why SFI is Better: Community Outreach

Patrick Sirois Coordinator, Maine SFI Implementation Committee March 22, 2012 The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is asking for comments on the draft language for its LEED rating system. SFI Inc. has invited views on the treatment of third-party forest certification, which must be “FSC or better” according to the latest USGBC credit language. In this post, Pat Sirois, [...]

By |March 22nd, 2012|Certification, Community, Good For Forests, Green Building|

The Future Is Now – USGBC’s Decisions Can Sustain Our Forests

March 21, 2012 I am not surprised that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has extended the deadline for public comments on its draft LEED language for one more week – to March 27, 2012. We received many thoughtful submissions when we opened up the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s Good for Forests blog, and I suspect USGBC is receiving plenty [...]

By |March 21st, 2012|Certification, Good For Forests, Green Building|

Why USGBC Should Recognize SFI: Beyond Green Construction – Why Papermakers Should Pay Attention

Dr. Laura M. Thompson Director, Technical Marketing and Sustainable Development Sappi Fine Paper, North America March 20, 2012 The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is asking for comments on the draft language for its LEED rating system. SFI Inc. has invited views on the treatment of third-party forest certification, which must be “FSC or better” according to the latest [...]

By |March 20th, 2012|Certification, Good For Forests, Green Building|

Why USGBC Should Recognize SFI – Support Forest Professionals and Responsible Forest Practices

Michael T. Goergen Jr. Executive Vice-President and CEO, Society of American Foresters March 19, 2012 The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is asking for comments on the draft language for its LEED rating system. SFI Inc. has invited views on the treatment of third-party forest certification, which must be “FSC or better” according to the latest USGBC credit language. [...]

By |March 19th, 2012|Certification, Good For Forests, Green Building|

Why USGBC Should Recognize SFI – Rigorous Independent Audits and Continuous Improvement

By Mike Ferrucci, Forestry Program Manager and Lead Auditor, NSF-ISR March 16, 2012 The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is asking for comments on the draft language for its LEED rating system. SFI Inc. has invited views on the treatment of third-party forest certification, which must be “FSC or better” according to the latest USGBC credit language. In this [...]

By |March 16th, 2012|Certification, Good For Forests, Green Building|

Why SFI is Better for Woodworkers

William V. Street Jr. Director, Woodworkers Department International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is asking for comments on the draft language for its LEED rating system. SFI Inc. has invited views on the treatment of third-party forest certification, which must be “FSC or better” according to the latest USGBC credit language. In [...]

Why USGBC Should Recognize SFI – “No Certification Program Can Credibly Claim to be ‘Best’ “

C. Randall (Randy) Dye President National Association of State Foresters The U.S. Green Building Council is inviting comments on the draft language for its LEED rating system. SFI Inc. has invited views on the treatment of third-party forest certification, which must be “FSC or better” according to the latest USGBC credit language. In this post, Randy Dye, West Virginia [...]

Why USGBC Should Recognize SFI – Helping to Keep Working Forests as Forests

Larry Selzer President and CEO The Conservation Fund The U.S. Green Building Council is inviting comments on the draft language for its LEED rating system. SFI Inc. has invited views on the treatment of third-party forest certification, which must be “FSC or better” according to the latest USGBC credit language. In this post, Larry Selzer, President and CEO of [...]

Why USGBC Should Recognize SFI – Supporting North American Forests and Communities through Green Building

Robert A. (Bob) Luoto Owner and Operator of Cross & Crown, Inc. The U.S. Green Building Council is inviting comments on the draft language for its LEED rating system. SFI Inc. has invited views on the treatment of third-party forest certification, which must be “FSC or better” according to the latest USGBC credit language. In this post, Bob Luoto, [...]

By |March 12th, 2012|Certification, Community, Good For Forests, Green Building|

The Adaptive Advantage: SFI’s Research Requirement

C. Tattersall Smith Professor and Dean Emeritus Faculty of Forestry University of Toronto The U.S. Green Building Council is inviting comments on the draft language for its LEED rating system. SFI Inc. has invited views on the treatment of third-party forest certification, which must be “FSC or better” according to the latest USGBC credit language.  In this post, Charles [...]

By |March 9th, 2012|Certification, Conservation, Good For Forests, SFI Research|
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