Every year, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) connects leaders from the forest sector including conservation, community, and educational professionals to discuss the power of our forests in addressing global sustainability challenges. Past attendees include CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, conservation and community leaders, Indigenous representatives, forest managers, university faculty and students, and government officials. Every year Project Learning Tree (PLT)—SFI’s award-winning environmental education program—also hosts its annual Coordinators’ Conference, gathering PLT coordinators and educators to share best practices on delivering environmental education and growing PLT.

In June 2022, we can’t wait to bring the SFI and PLT networks together in Madison, Wisconsin for a joint conference for the first time to find even more ways to collaborate and learn from each other. The SFI/PLT Annual Conference will be a must-attend event for those who want to engage with some of the foremost thought leaders in the forest and environmental education sectors. So, we’re excited to announce the theme for SFI and PLT’s first joint conference: Collaborating for Communities and Forests.

The 2022 conference will offer the unique opportunity to network with the entire SFI community—from SFI-certified organizations to PLT Coordinators, community and conservation organizations, Indigenous representatives, government officials, forest owners and manager, educators, university faculty and students, and more. It will be a week filled with learning and discussion opportunities on the most-pressing issues and challenges facing the planet and people, and how forests and environmental education can provide solutions.

See you in June!

Nadine Block
Senior VP, Community and Government Relations
Tel: 202-596-3456