Supporting the green building movement is about embracing energy efficiency, sustainable design, and responsible choices. But it is also about supporting the communities and jobs that contribute to the resources used in those very buildings.
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.
Today marks the launch of SFI’s In Case You Were Wondering section of the website. This part of the site is a resource for anyone with questions about forest certification or SFI and explains the values our program is grounded in, the importance of promoting responsible forest management and helps consumers make informed purchasing decisions.
The 2010 National Report on Sustainable Forests was recently released, providing an excellent resource for current data and analysis from the US Forest Service.
I am excited to be living in Washington, DC for the summer as a student of environmental studies and an intern with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
Every year when we release our Progress Report, I am amazed at how much the SFI program and its many partners have achieved.
SFI sponsored the Fourth Potomac Forum on Illegal Logging and Associated Trade in Washington last week so stakeholders from around the world could talk about what is being done – and what more should be done – to combat illegal logging.
Today the White House hosted the annual Easter Egg Roll and, for the third consecutive year, selected packaging from SFI chain of custody certified paperboard for the 2011 souvenir egg.
As Earth Day (April 22) approaches, this is a great time to celebrate the fantastic contribution landowners of all sizes make to keep North America’s forests healthy and productive.
Earlier this month, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced that all of Ohio’s 21 State Forests have achieved SFI certification. Ohio Governor Ted Strickland issued an executive directive to the Division of Forestry to seek certification of the forests.