Millennials are changing the way we look at the world in many ways—including how we package the food and beverages we eat and drink every day. The EcoFocus Worldwide 2019 U.S. Trends Survey shows millennials place a much higher value on sustainability than previous generations and packaging is no exception.
As the holiday season gets into full swing, we’re happy to share our special SFI holiday e-card. Be sure to share it with others to spread a little holiday cheer and show your support for responsible forestry.
By Monika|2020-09-23T11:23:02-04:00December 17th, 2013|Blog|
For some, the first snowfall has already come, but many of us are about to see the first flakes this week. Tom Haxby of Kingsley, Michigan submitted this picture of Pere Marquette State Forests covered thick in snow last winter.
By Monika|2020-09-23T11:23:11-04:00November 29th, 2013|Blog|
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™.
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!
By Monika|2020-09-23T11:23:33-04:00November 4th, 2013|Blog|
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.
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.
By Monika|2020-09-23T11:23:49-04:00October 24th, 2013|Blog|
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.
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.
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".
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).
By Danny|2020-09-23T11:24:54-04:00September 27th, 2013|Blog|
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 Kathy|2020-09-23T11:25:02-04:00September 25th, 2013|Blog|
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.
By Monika|2020-09-23T11:25:18-04:00September 13th, 2013|Blog|
SFI has issued updated guidance regarding audit restrictions due to COVID-19. We recognize that other requirements related to implementing the SFI Standards, such as logger training, may be disrupted while travel and gatherings are restricted. SFI will issue further guidance as warranted. Questions about audits or standard requirements should be directed to Gregor Macintosh, SFI Senior Director of Standards, at Gregor.email@example.com.